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[QUOTE=Zoe26;3977048]So, can anyone else throw in their 2 cents? Is it normal to be on Kapidex TWICE a day, and still feel the lump-in-the-throat symptoms? Do you think maybe this isn't acid at all? What else can I do, eat, take to help?

What else can be causing just the symptom of nausea or lump in throat feeling?

Has anyone ever done the Bravo pH test, is it dangerous/uncomfortable at all?

And has anyone ever also been prescribed Clonazepam to help with the reflux? I'm uncomfortable being on it but when I try to ween off, I feel worse. But what could that even mean? Now I'm stuck in a web of drugs and I don't know what's making me better or worse.

I'm sorry I have so many questions but my doctors are all pretty clueless and unhelpful and I need some answers. Thanks again.[/QUOTE]


My doctors wouldn't even give me clonazepam on my worst of anxiety attacks. It's an anxiety medication but can also treat spasms but there are specific medications that do this when it is gastrointestinal related, have you ever tried the anti-spasmotic you put under the tounge & let disolve, Levsin, it's faster acting. You might want to ask your doctor about it & if they can try you on a different acid pill since the one your taking seems to fail to be working.

Do you have any other reflux symptoms? Such as heartburn, indigestion, belching, upper middle abdominal pain, maybe fast acting bowels after you eat?

The lump in the throat basically means your muscles are tightening up and need to relax. I've had food feel like it gets stuck down in my esophagus & almost kill me in pain. And it did not get better until I went back on my acid medication. It was due to esophageal spasms. Maybe you need to try a different medication until you find one that actually helps & takes that problem away.

Nausea is a typical gastrointestinal symptom, can be due to reflux or irritable bowel, or gallbladder issues, etc... Have you tried Promethazine for that? That might help.

I only have 2 reflux medications that help me. The others don't work at all. On top of a prescription medication, you can try OTC Zantac 1 x day and Mylanta to see if it gives you any relief.

Another way of obvious reflux problems is through an endoscopy. Reflux can show signs of inflammation or damage to your insides if it's untreated or medications fail to help.

Eating does not at all help reflux problems, it only makes it worse. Especially acidy & hot spicy foods.

Kapidex is not only for reflux issues, it's used to heal and give symptom relief of erosive esophagitis, which if you have, that's not good and you could likely count on the fact that if it exists, it's due to GERD.

I would not put myself through a PH test if the signs of reflux are obvious.
[QUOTE=neveragain444;3977384]My doctors wouldn't even give me clonazepam on my worst of anxiety attacks. It's an anxiety medication but can also treat spasms but there are specific medications that do this when it is gastrointestinal related, have you ever tried the anti-spasmotic you put under the tounge & let disolve, Levsin, it's faster acting. You might want to ask your doctor about it & if they can try you on a different acid pill since the one your taking seems to fail to be working.

Do you have any other reflux symptoms? Such as heartburn, indigestion, belching, upper middle abdominal pain, maybe fast acting bowels after you eat?

The lump in the throat basically means your muscles are tightening up and need to relax. I've had food feel like it gets stuck down in my esophagus & almost kill me in pain. And it did not get better until I went back on my acid medication. It was due to esophageal spasms. Maybe you need to try a different medication until you find one that actually helps & takes that problem away.

Nausea is a typical gastrointestinal symptom, can be due to reflux or irritable bowel, or gallbladder issues, etc... Have you tried Promethazine for that? That might help.

I only have 2 reflux medications that help me. The others don't work at all. On top of a prescription medication, you can try OTC Zantac 1 x day and Mylanta to see if it gives you any relief.

Another way of obvious reflux problems is through an endoscopy. Reflux can show signs of inflammation or damage to your insides if it's untreated or medications fail to help.

Eating does not at all help reflux problems, it only makes it worse. Especially acidy & hot spicy foods.

Kapidex is not only for reflux issues, it's used to heal and give symptom relief of erosive esophagitis, which if you have, that's not good and you could likely count on the fact that if it exists, it's due to GERD.

I would not put myself through a PH test if the signs of reflux are obvious.[/QUOTE]

[B]Neveragain[/B], thanks for all your input.

I don't have any other symptoms besides nausea, and it is chronic. It doesn't get better or worse no matter what I eat or drink. At first I was really ill, but got better once I was put on Nexium, Allegra, Clonazepam, and the sinus spray. So in actuality, I don't know if all these things combined were making me sick, or just one of them. Once on all these medications, I did feel much better but at best I still feel a perpetual "lump in my throat" feeling. Not an actual lump, but just like if I swallow it's more difficult and I constantly feel something there. I've done a neck MRI and it came out normal.

I've tried Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, and Kapidex. I don't think at this point I should keep trying other meds to see which one works for me. My doctors all say that they're all basically all the same and if anything Nexium is the best, so if that doesn't work the others won't really either.

I don't know why I was given Clonazepam because the doctor who prescribed it is one of those weird ones who doesn't feel the need to explain himself or what he prescribes. All I know is that when I tried to taper off of it just after a few days, the nausea immediately came back. So what does that mean?

I did an endoscopy and it came out normal. The doc said that still doesn't mean I don't have acid reflux.

I guess the best way to find out if I have reflux is to get off all the medications for it and see if I get worse. I'm scared to do that. There's nothing worse than feeling nauseous all the time, losing your appetite, and not being able to get out of bed.

I never tried or was told to try Promethazine. It's Phenergan right? I asked about it and I recall my doctor brushing it off.





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