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Old 09-01-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Annoying Symptoms of LPR

I'd like to know what symptoms other people with LPR get? What are the worst to least ? Coughing constantly would be my worst symptom but losing my voice (for weeks and months) is awful. My voice hasn't been normal forever even on a good day and can change thru out the day. Constant sniffling from PND drives me and everyone else around me crazy. Clearing my throat, ear fullness, SOB, and not being able to do work out in my yard a lot of days. Not being able to do much of anything some days due to feeling so bad!

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Old 09-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

feeling like food is getting caught is definetly my worst. I can hardly eat. Also my hoarse voice severely effects my singing.

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

The lump feeling in my throat and ear pain are my worst. I think I could live with the post nasal drip and mild sore throat if I could get rid of the other two! But it would be nice to be free of all of it.

 
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I guess I would have to say the worst symptoms are PND, SOB, SINUS PROBLEMS and not being able to swallow.
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

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I guess I would have to say the worst symptoms are PND, SOB, SINUS PROBLEMS and not being able to swallow.
What does SOB mean?

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

SOB is "short of breath." I think I could add a few more as of today! Can't get over this spell and trying everything I know of. Do you get SOB?

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

SOB is "short of breath." I think I could add a few more as of today! Can't get over this spell and trying everything I know of. Do you get SOB?

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SOB is "short of breath." I think I could add a few more as of today! Can't get over this spell and trying everything I know of. Do you get SOB?

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Thanks. Yes, I am SOB (HA!) at times. Sometimes I feel like I am getting bronchitis.

 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:13 PM   #9
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I think the worse symtom that I get is the impaired swallowing reflex. It scares me and Im afraid to eat. Dr thinks its from acid that has damaged some of the tissues in the larynx. And I need time to make it heal.
All the symptoms are bad thou! After the swallowing, Id say constant lump in throat feeling is bad too.
I aso get esophageal and throat spasms sometimes which can be very painful.
Some days I feel so bad, I just want to sleep the day away..................

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

what do you mean by impaired swallowing reflex?

 
Old 09-03-2007, 04:56 AM   #11
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Hi Kyle,
My swallowing problem feels as if sometimes when i go to swallow, its like there is a hesitation of sorts and the swallowing isnt complete. Its as if my swallowing muscles are tired, and dont make the complete swallow. Its hard to explain. When it first started happening, it happened after a very stressful week, so i wasnt sure if it was from anxiety or not. It used to happen even with saliva. That hasnt happened to me anymore,but it does still happen when Im swallowing food sometimes. It does seem better sometimes, and it seems to come and go. I had an enhanced barrium upper gi series to rule out any tumors or anything like that, and thank god, nothing like that showed up...I just dont know if its anxiety, or the lpr, or if and whedn this will subside. It makes me very anxious, which in turns make all the symptoms worse.

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

I was just diagnosed with LPR in June, 2007. The first symptom I had was feeling like something was stuck in my throat, nothing big, but like a flake of coconut or something. It drove me crazy, after that went away, the sore throat and swelling showed up. It seems like I'll have the sore throat for about 10 days, before symptoms go away. The Dr. put me on Protonix and I though it was working, some days I didn't even take it and felt okay. But a week ago it hit me again, the feeling like I have something stuck on the side of my throat and then the whole burning throat, I'm on day 10 now and feel better, but have switched to Prevacid Solutabs, they seem to be helping, but it's just seems that when it flares up then it has to heal and takes a while. It's miserable, I get scared to eat because it feels like the food won't go down, and I think I must surely have something else wrong, but then I have to stop and think that when it's not acting up my throat feels perfectly normal. I have had problems with Generalized Anxiety in the past, so I tend to over-react when I feel like there's something in my throat, etc. I think the stress makes it worse also.

 
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Re: What Are Your Most Annoying Symptoms of LPR

I think we all get the "stuck in the throat thing" in the beginning. Not being able to swallow is more a GERD problem, which I found to get better when my stomach healed. With the LPR my whole throat (especially on one side) feels full but I'm able to swallow. I feel like I have so much mucus there and in my nose. I do still get spells where when after eating I cough up thick mucus. I start coughing and sniffling after every meal. Chewing gum helps to nuteralize the acid and saliva. Of course, drinking lots of water. Thanks for all the replies. I'm sorry you have these awful symptoms but helps to know it's not just me or in my head. After so long, you begin to wonder when other people get well and not me.

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I think the swallowing problems with LPR are due to swelling of the tissues from the acid. The mucus is formed as the body's defense in attempt to protect the vocal chords from the acid. It actually forms and sticks itself around the vocal chords, and that is why we feel all that mucous in our throats.

 
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my question is: why do we feel like food isnt going down???I've been on meds almost 3 months now and STILL feel like food isnt going down...

 
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