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I have just learned the existence of Silent Acid Reflux (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR)). Silent Acid Reflux is a possible side effect of taking prednisone. I have been experiencing it for about three months. I had an endoscopy and been to see a throat and nose doctor. My chest tests do not show signs of having pneumonia or do I have heart problems. I only took prednisone for a week. I was given it at the ER when experiencing an asthma attack. The ER doctor took an X-ray but it did not prove I had pneumonia but he wanted to play it save. It brought on extreme anxiety and now slowly I have been able to swallow again. I still have a lump in my throat. Yet I am down to taking natural things like apple cider vinegar before eating and baking soda when it gets bad with water. Herb teas and eating smaller portions of food manage it too. I have lost twenty pounds; I am unhappy with how my doctors at Kaiser Permanente ignore the side effects and tend to try and give me more drugs even though they tell me I have nothing wrong with me. One doctor told me I need to deal with my anxiety. I am a 61 year old woman and have had many tests done over this. I am wondering if this will go away with time? I have learned a great deal about this... I feel like I am missing something. I meditate and am trying alternative healing too. I feel like the drug raped me and my doctors don't seem to take it seriously.
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