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Hi everyone, I’ve just signed up to this forum as I’ve been reading a few posts and wanted to share my experience .
I woke up with painful throat at the beginning of January, it originally seemed like a bad throat from a cold so didn’t give it much thought, 4 weeks later and the pain was still there so went to dr who prescribed me antibiotics.
It was still there 2 weeks later so went back to dr who sent me to ent specialist I had camera up the nose and down the throat and an MRI, the MRI was fine but camera showed signs of LPR to larynx area, I was prescribed omezprazole, by this time the pain had intensified to a very sharp pain in throat and ear but soon an aching pain started as well as the sharp pain, after taking omezprazole for 3 weeks the sharp pain stopped and I didn’t have any pain (even an ache) for 3 days.
So once they diagnosed me with LPR they prescribed me lansoprazole, which I have been taking 30mg twice a day (morning and night before food)
I’ve always had sinus and ear issues with popping ears and post nasel drip which I was told was due to allergies, and I’m always throat clearing along with a persistent cough, but again DR’s have said it’s allergy related which may not be the case if I have indeed got LPR .
So I’m taking lansoprazole and gaviscon advance and the pain is just so intense kind of like a nerve kind of pain you get with teeth. I can’t believe LPR can cause this kind of pain but I’m no doctor, I used to get a bit of heartburn in the past but nothing too bad although I do burp rather a lot.
I’ve devieded to change my diet by cutting out dairy and I’ve stopped drinking alcohol and coffee to see if anything helps but it’s only been a week so no change yet.
I’m a singer in a band and this is causing serious issues for me, just wanna be pain free but 3 months on and I seem to be getting worse, paracetamol doesn’t touch the pain and codeine only just takes the edge of it so not sure where to go from here!
Does this sound like LPR to you guys?
Thanks in advance
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