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[QUOTE=neptunian808;4653001]thanks for replying :) i'll scan my exams as well. what was your diagnosis/symptoms?[/QUOTE]

I diagnosed myself with LPR. When I went to the doctor for the first time back in 2009 b/c of a lump I felt in my throat he told me I had acid reflux and referred me to a GI. I had the endoscopy done and he diagnosed me with Laryngitis, gastritis, hiatal hernia, duodenal ulcer and h.pylori. I was on meds to get rid of the h.pylori and then I was prescribed aciphex.

I didn't have heartburn so I kept asking why I didn't have the symptoms of heartburn and all they said was its definitely acid reflux. I did research online and found symptoms of LPR but wasn't truly diagnosed by a doctor until I saw an ENT in September 2010.

I was acutally doing quite well for almost a year without even needing any medication. I was able to control it by working out (running and crunches) and drinking ginger tea. I still ate bad foods but I was fine.


My symptoms have stretched over a course of about 5 years with me finally figuring out it was LPR. I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I couldn't breathe and had to catch my breath. This started when I was like 16 years old. It was very rare that it would happen but I looked into it back then and found that it could be sleep apnea. In college, I started having chest pains all the time but only on the right side. This was after I took meds prescibed for a chest cold to loosen the phlegm so I always thought it was related to that. It was a poking pain and it radiated to my back. I thought it was cancer! lol. I went to the doc numerous times and had xrays done but they came back negative. I actually just learned to live with that until this lump popped up in my throat out of nowhere. I now know it was acid because when I started on aciphex, that pain went away. Aside from those two symptoms, I started having more after I began taking medication for acid reflux.

I experienced more difficulties breathing while sleeping, clearing my throat, difficulty swallowing and the feeling of food getting stuck, a TON of mucus in my throat all the time which may have contributed to the difficulty swallowing, and back pain (not like the poking but more like pressure) at the top of my back all mostly on the right side. I was doing some pretty heavy drinking when these symptoms started again b/c I started a new job and they are very social and I was hanging out a lot with them drinking wine and beer. Pretty sure thats what triggered these other symptoms.

I had trouble sleeping these last 3 days and I think its b/c of Chinese food I ate. I ordered the vegetable kow but ever since I ate that, I've been waking up choking and with the feeling of something in my throat. I regurgitated this yellowish, weird tasting spit this morning and that seemed to get rid of it.

So, now I am trying to take the natural approach again and found a really great site. Dherbs.com. They recommended I do the full body detox and other detoxes (cant recall) and while on the detox to eat nothing but raw foods. I have the detox kit but I need to really plan my meals which I am in the process of researching so I will probably start it in March.

What symptoms have you had with this? Its a really annoying problem!
[QUOTE=syntamental;4653018]I diagnosed myself with LPR. When I went to the doctor for the first time back in 2009 b/c of a lump I felt in my throat he told me I had acid reflux and referred me to a GI. I had the endoscopy done and he diagnosed me with Laryngitis, gastritis, hiatal hernia, duodenal ulcer and h.pylori. I was on meds to get rid of the h.pylori and then I was prescribed aciphex.

I didn't have heartburn so I kept asking why I didn't have the symptoms of heartburn and all they said was its definitely acid reflux. I did research online and found symptoms of LPR but wasn't truly diagnosed by a doctor until I saw an ENT in September 2010.

I was acutally doing quite well for almost a year without even needing any medication. I was able to control it by working out (running and crunches) and drinking ginger tea. I still ate bad foods but I was fine.


My symptoms have stretched over a course of about 5 years with me finally figuring out it was LPR. I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I couldn't breathe and had to catch my breath. This started when I was like 16 years old. It was very rare that it would happen but I looked into it back then and found that it could be sleep apnea. In college, I started having chest pains all the time but only on the right side. This was after I took meds prescibed for a chest cold to loosen the phlegm so I always thought it was related to that. It was a poking pain and it radiated to my back. I thought it was cancer! lol. I went to the doc numerous times and had xrays done but they came back negative. I actually just learned to live with that until this lump popped up in my throat out of nowhere. I now know it was acid because when I started on aciphex, that pain went away. Aside from those two symptoms, I started having more after I began taking medication for acid reflux.

I experienced more difficulties breathing while sleeping, clearing my throat, difficulty swallowing and the feeling of food getting stuck, a TON of mucus in my throat all the time which may have contributed to the difficulty swallowing, and back pain (not like the poking but more like pressure) at the top of my back all mostly on the right side. I was doing some pretty heavy drinking when these symptoms started again b/c I started a new job and they are very social and I was hanging out a lot with them drinking wine and beer. Pretty sure thats what triggered these other symptoms.

I had trouble sleeping these last 3 days and I think its b/c of Chinese food I ate. I ordered the vegetable kow but ever since I ate that, I've been waking up choking and with the feeling of something in my throat. I regurgitated this yellowish, weird tasting spit this morning and that seemed to get rid of it.

So, now I am trying to take the natural approach again and found a really great site. Dherbs.com. They recommended I do the full body detox and other detoxes (cant recall) and while on the detox to eat nothing but raw foods. I have the detox kit but I need to really plan my meals which I am in the process of researching so I will probably start it in March.

What symptoms have you had with this? Its a really annoying problem![/QUOTE]

It is annoying indeed, im sorry you have to go through all this, i wanted to pursue a singing career before this,i took singing lessons before this and i thought all my problems (vocal fatigue breathiness) were due to technique so did my vocal coach and i busted my ass off practicing trying to correct what i thought was my fault, i was wrong it was LPR, now i can't sing a LICK, im hoarse 24/7 and i dont have a deep hoarse smoker voice, i sound like im being strangled and crying and my voice extremely breathy, i've been like this for 3 months with no change, despite the fact im on "treatment", other symptoms i have is an acidic/salty taste every morning and 3/4 hours after eating, sometimes it happens right after i eat, sore throat, and week ago i started feeling that lump in the throat everyone talks about, now it's mild i don't know if the change to nexium had anything to do with it :confused: other stuff i feel is indigestion, i can eat very little and feel bloated and i burp A LOT no idea if that's related to my LPR, as i am typin this i feel a raw sore throat no matter how much water i drink i swear i can't take this stuff anymore but knowing im not the only one gives me some sort of relief im sure you can relate to that, despite being on PPI's for almost 2 months now i still get the acid taste in my mouth that gives me a pretty good indicator im not responding to meds :( this disease is a curse, don't have any heartburn either, neither i have regurgitation, my barium swallow came back normal when my doctor comes back from his vacations i'll ask him to do a double probe ph metry + multichannel intraluminal impedance to actually KNOW what kinda reflux i have, keep me posted with how your disease develops take care :)





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