LPR Sufferers-- READ THIS
We'll I have had LPR for about 6 months. Like many others here, it has ruined my life. I have all the typical symptoms.... Burning in throat, hoarseness, mucus, cough, vocal fatigue, hiccups, etc.
After trying EVERYTHING with no effect, I went to see Jamie Koufman this weekend.
All I can say is WOW. After doing many tests (many painful tests), as well as a 24 hour PH test, it turns out I have 0 reflux. What I have instead is a problem with my vagus nerve. I was shocked to hear I had no reflux. It turns out, more and more people are developing this problem. If you have LPR, and have tried every reflux med under the sun, it is very possible you have a nerve issue, not a reflux issue. Think about it. Why do so many people's LPR symptoms begin with a cold?
Once a nerve problem is identified, several different kinds of drugs can be prescribed. I am currently on elavil, and gabapentin.
The main problem, is 95% of docs across the country, do not even know of this issue. Hence the reason why everyone with LPR symptoms is thrown reflux meds, and falls down a spiraling hole of despair in which no relief is found. Feel free to ask me any questions!
By the way. Jamie is an INCREDIBLE doctor, and I would highly recommend her.
Last edited by Xhale12; 01-15-2011 at 08:16 PM.