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    Acid reflux, does it get better?
    rio1953 posted:
    Today I am more depressed than ever. It is 1 month 1/2 that I have been taking omeoprazole 20mg. twice a day and I still have symptoms of LPR. It still hurts when I swallow and the back of my throat burns after eating I have to clear my throat ,still coughing and having post nasal drip. I am still waiting to have an appointment with the gi doctor. I have been eliminating more or less all the offending reflux food and I am miserable because I dont see any major difference. Am I being impatient ? Is anybody in this same boat and tell me how they cope?
    YoungMess responded:
    You need more help. Definitely need stronger medicine! Ask about having tests to eliminate potiental problems.
    bruxie responded:
    I have had LPR since 2004. I started with Aciphex and that didn't work, but Protonix has worked until just recently. For some reason, I must be producing more acid because I have noticed my throat is becoming more irritated, I feel the vocal cords are irritated and have more mucus in my throat. I wonder what I need to do, take more medication? I spoke to my doctor and he said, in some cases you may have to take the medication twice a day and elevate the bed, watch the diet, etc. etc. But he didn't say to do it right away. I guess I will have to make another appointment if this does not get any better. In the meantime, I am afraid, I will have a chronic problem with the vocal cords.
    Conniekat replied to bruxie's response:
    I used to take Protonix and it worked wonders and then it stopped working. My gastric specialist at the time told me for some reason Protonix stops working after awhile for some people. It's too bad because it did help while it worked.
    bruxie replied to Conniekat's response:
    Thanks Connie for posting about Protonix. I need to find about different medications. I will ask my doctor for a referral to a Gastric Specialist. When I was diagnosed for the LPR, I saw an Ear Throat Specialist. My vocal cords are definitely inflammed and it is make me very anxious.

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