So, for the better part of the last couple years I've been dealing with LPR symptoms without any results. VERY frustrating. I suffer from PND, and lump in my throat. No cough. The PPIs do help, but don't make it go away (I've taken 1 prevacid or prilosec daily--taking 2 doesn't seem to help any more than 1). It mostly affects me a few hours after eating (which is why I've always thought it was reflux). Nighttime is actually my best time--I always feel wonderful in the morning--thank goodness for that.
I've seen an ENT who diagnosed me based on red, swollen looking vocal chords. At the time I'd been on PPIs for a year and he thought it was unusual that I hadn't had total relief, so he put me on allergy meds too (allegra). They helped a little but again, didn't make it go away. I'm dumbfounded and getting a bit frustrated with this. Could it be stress/throat tension? Does this happen to anyone? I've noticed my symptoms are way worse when I'm stressed. Oddly enough, the only time I've had relief from this was when I was pregnant with my daughter--a time when a person would think reflux would be the worst! I'm 112 lbs, don't drink or smoke--taking all these meds is really having terrible some terrible affects on my body.
Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks!