He's had a CT Scan, showed a chronic sinus infection, which we expected to see due to the level of post nasal drip he has. He's been through 3 weeks of Augmentin, 2 weeks of Prednisone, another CT Scan..no change.
Then was put on 3 more weeks of another antibiotic called Cipro along with 2 more weeks of Prednisone. Still no results for the sinuses. Post nasal has slowed but throat is no better at ALL.
My husband believes his throat condition is NOT coming from the post nasal drip.
Long story short 7 months ago he rawed his throat out with Mag Citrate. Ever since then he's had the exact symptoms of LPR. My husband also doesn't feel his condition is LPR either. He feels it's a stress/malnutrition issue is what's causing it not to heal.
Anyway, we've been to SEVERAL ENT's, Wake Forest University, Johns Hopkins Hospital etc...and no one has ever even mentioned LPR nor diagnosed him.
They've wanted to do the PH test but my husband doesn't want to have it done. He says it would be a waste of time because it's only a snap shot in time. One day your acid may be high and others it may be low. I'm not sure i agree that it would be a waste of time but for now, he doesn't want to do it.
He's on a PPI and Pepcid (per my persuasion) but is going off of them for now because he can't tolerate them...the PPI specifically...it causes his gall bladder to flare.
Who knows. I guess we'll see.
He said the Prednisone made the symptoms worse.
So for now, he's going off all supplements except Zinc (helps healing). And is hoping it will heal. For now, he can't eat, he can't honestly focus on work or anything...it's gotten really bad.
Enough of my sob story.
BTW, have you heard that some LPR sufferers don't have acid? They suffer from Pepsin.