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Hello, I have a few health problems and am suffering a lot of pain with osteo arthritis at the moment and am on that forum. I also suffer from anxiety.
To cut a long story short my gp thinks I have reflux, I also have asthma, well controlled. My symptoms are continual retching and coughing trying to clear mucus from throat with only short lets up although it never really goes. Last night a got about 2 hours sleep combination of arthritis pain and the retching. I have tried everything from saline nose spray, head over bowl of hot water with oil of obus, salt water gargle and using asthma reliever (which I hardly ever have to do). My gp has given me omeprazole 20mg once a day. I have taken these in the past but as a stomach protector when taking ibuprofen (can't take these now because of side effects). The retching and coughing in worse after eating and can go on for hours until it lessens. I don't have any burning or heartburn just a little burping and sometimes the feeling food is stuck. These are nothing compared to the continous mucus. I am so tired this morning as I type this. Can anyone tell me how long before the omeprazole starts to work
and is there anything else I can try. I wasstarting to get back on track after a month of pain with knee now all this. Please can anyone offer any help. Thanks ps I also have IBS ok at the moment.
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