Silent reflux drinking beer special occasion

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For the last 2 years, been suffering with LPR/silent reflux. Main symptoms is get a really sore throat and sometimes get that acid taste in back of mouth. Been taking Omneprazole 20mg twice a day and gaviscon advance after food which helps but is not perfect. I very rarely drink alchohol as find after a couple of pints of lager I get that acidic taste in my mouth after quite a lot of belching. This weekend though I'm going out on a stag evening so will be drinking quite a lot, I know this is not ideal but is there any tips I can do before hand to ease the symptoms? Would taking Omneprazole before I go out drinking help?   

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    You need to try and reduce the reflux itself rather than keep covering up the symptoms.

    Omeprazole is correctly taken pre-emptively at the same time each day (and its use should be monitored by your doctor) to reduce acidity so the reflux is less dangerous.

    Gaviscon will provide on-demand acid relief when you feel the pain of acid refluxing.

    If you suffer from extra-oesophageal reflux (LPR) , however, it's the reflux that needs to be managed. See the chapter on extra-oesophageal reflux in the free book / website www DownWithAcid org uk

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      how is LPR diagnosed? Had 2 endoscopies and neither GI mentioned LPR (except GERD and Barretts). Also saw 2 ENT guys and again neither mentioned LPR. I have read other comments where it has been said that being off balance, pains in the ear and sometimes jaw, and tinnitus is also caused by LPR...  all of which i get intermitently and have put it down to age
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      I should have also said that its the left ear and jaw where i get the pain ..could LPR only affect 1 side ?

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