Re: apple cider vinegar and LPR anyone have any luck on this???
I went to health store and got cider hoping for miracle cure and natural one at that. I thought I was going to choke to death.... It burnt my throat and esophogus, windpipe, vocal cords, stomach, you name it. I couldn't get out a complete sentence for weeks afterward. I don't mean to scare you, I'm just telling you my experience. Same as good 'ol honey & lemon but not near as bad. The theory is that you "lack" enough acid for digestion and after 10 yrs with LPR, I'm pretty much game for any suggestions that may cure it. This wasn't one of them for me. Aloa Vera juice may have helped a tad with the uncomfortable throat tightness but not with the hoarsness that plaqued me for years...and years. What really seemed to help get my voice back to somewhat normal (not sure if it will ever be "normal" again) was a natural fruit juice I was told about that cured many things from the pulp of this foriegn fruit. I get into trouble every time I mention the name presuming that it's a sales tactic since it is sold by some individuals. But, I did find this to help me with many of my LPR symtoms. I continue to suffer from discomfort of random foods (never knowing when) that will produce symptoms of excess mucus or throat so dry it burns, cough and choke episodes, sinus pressure, infections, pnemonia, PND, and rarely the most frequent symptom of reflux, heartburn. I was diagnosed with GERD/LPR/Gastritis/Bacteria H after seeing countless spec and enduring test after test for allergies, asthma, and even lung and upper resp issues. Finally, it was discovered it was my stomach. I've found that treating and keeping GERD symptoms have been much easier to control than LPR. Ten years or so ago, many Dr's didn't (or wouldn't) acknowledge the fact that acid reflux could appear so high up to cause these problems. Since having more upper resp problems, I found much more support in the beginning working with a good ENT spec. I've also noticed that even though the same suggestions are recommended for LPR and GERD that this is not necessarily true for many of us and that my symptoms have seemed to have changed over the years. Hope this information may be useful to you in some way and wish you the best of luck. It's most frustrating and I have never been encouraged to have surgery, which in my opinion the problem is a mechanical one that can only be "fixed" by fixing the problem with the valvue. Anything else only helps reduce noticable annoying symtoms.