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PPI's and digestion
Feb 12, 2007
Finally found out what LPR was. Laryngopharangeal reflux. Question is can you still have LPR if you're on a PPI and your acid is cut back? LPR is from acid coming up into the back of your throat, correct? so can you still have symptoms of LPR if your acid is under control? I seem to fit the defintion of LPR. Here's what i'm experiencing

-tons of mucous in throat that seems to coagulate right at my adam's apple
-lump in throat feeling
-sides of neck and ears hurt
-constant throat clearing
-bloody nose when blowing it
-extreme tightness in neck so bad that when turning head left and right it
feels like someone pushing in on my adam's apple
-neck muscles are tired and weak
-when swallowing saliva it feels thick almost like i'm swallowing food

I almost wonder if i haven't somehow damaged my throat from all the throat clearing and trying to swallow all the phlegm. It really feels like something is wrong in there!

one more thing, doesn't your body need acid to help in digestion? So is taking a PPI really that safe and won't it eventually cause problems somewhere else? Is all acid production stopped when on a PPI. I've wanted to ask my doctor all these things but like all other doctors he makes me feel like he can only answer one question and then he's got to move on to the next patient, like he never really hears me! It frustrates me!!!
[QUOTE=kmlong;2796793]Finally found out what LPR was. Laryngopharangeal reflux. Question is can you still have LPR if you're on a PPI and your acid is cut back? LPR is from acid coming up into the back of your throat, correct? so can you still have symptoms of LPR if your acid is under control? I seem to fit the defintion of LPR. Here's what i'm experiencing

-tons of mucous in throat that seems to coagulate right at my adam's apple
-lump in throat feeling
-sides of neck and ears hurt
-constant throat clearing
-bloody nose when blowing it
-extreme tightness in neck so bad that when turning head left and right it
feels like someone pushing in on my adam's apple
-neck muscles are tired and weak
-when swallowing saliva it feels thick almost like i'm swallowing food

I almost wonder if i haven't somehow damaged my throat from all the throat clearing and trying to swallow all the phlegm. It really feels like something is wrong in there!

one more thing, doesn't your body need acid to help in digestion? So is taking a PPI really that safe and won't it eventually cause problems somewhere else? Is all acid production stopped when on a PPI. I've wanted to ask my doctor all these things but like all other doctors he makes me feel like he can only answer one question and then he's got to move on to the next patient, like he never really hears me! It frustrates me!!![/QUOTE]


Interesting post. I have similar symptoms but I figured out what was causing them. Back a few months ago, I was getting a lot of neck pain, puffyness under the eyes and felt tired and ikky all the time. Turned out I had a pinched nerve in my neck! Started to see a chiropractor who adjusted me and took the pressure off the nerves that connect to the muscles around the sinuses. That symptom has since gone away.

However, recently since It's the winter and the heat is going in my home, my sinuses were getting very dried out and my nose was bleeding everyday. I had horrible - nauseating post nasal drip that I could not feel down the back of my throat but knew something was in there. Had that same lump in my throat like something nasty! I'd get a lot of mucus and had to clear my throat constantly.

I went to the drug store and bought 2 things. Ayr gel - it's where the sinus products are kept. It's a saline gel lotion you put inside your nose to prevent drying. I use it when I get out of the shower when my sinues are open.

I also bought Ayr saline spray and I spray that into my sinus and blow my nose afterwards to clean it out. The saline helps to moisten and cleanse the sinuses.

I did this for about 3 days and saw considerable improvement.

Something else to consider - if your sinuses is the root of this issue - swallowing all that sinus can't be good for your stomach. It is an irritant!





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