I know people think prilosec is worthless, but it seems to be working for me. I had the classic problems.. Throat clearing, lump in throat feeling, and excess mucus. It all started back in July and I had no idea what this was. So I kept on with my old habits. Drinking and eating whatever I wanted and not working out. Going to bed after a large meal. You name it I did it. During the same time my weight went up from 180lbs to 240lbs over a course of 3 years.
After reading and surfing the net I came to the conclusion that I had LPR. At this point I went to the local clinic (no insurance) and the doctor recommended that I just take an acid blocker and drop some pounds.
Now it's August and it's time to take action. I changed my diet (carbs,protein,low fat) and started to go the gym. At this time I was taking one prilosec a day. I did the prilosec for the 2 weeks ( I followed the directions on the box). My weight was slowing coming off, but I still had the throat problems. At this point I just decided to keep going the gym and try pepcid. Of course this did not work. I kept this up for about 6 weeks.
Come mid October, I decide to change my diet (Anabolic Diet). Keep in mind I'm not taking any meds. For the first 2 weeks I felt better, but not 100%. I would still get the lump in throat or a tight throat feeling. Come to find out whenever I would eat cheese, butter, or even cream for my coffee I would get the coughing and tightness in the throat.
So now it's the begining of Nov. I'm still on the anabolic diet, but the dairy is out. I'm also taking 2 prilosec/day. 1 in the morning and 1 with my last meal of the day. I'm still not at 100% I would have to say I'm about 75-80% better. The great thing about this is that this is only my 10th day on this routine and it seems to be working. I've also dropped 30lbs which is always a good thing.
I really think weight is a major factor with LPR. How many fellow LPR sufferers are overweight?
I hope this helps..
Take care and God Bless,