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Old 08-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Re: LPR? Bad sore throat... Need relief.

LPR=Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

Basically, acid or commonly gaseous acid makes its way up past the upper esophageal sphincter.

It differs from GERD in that GERD doesn't come up as far and can stomach contents as well. GERD often causes heartburn whereas LPR is often "silent" and you don't realize it is happening.

LPR symptoms are harder to diagnose since not all people experience the same symptoms. Common LPR symptoms include:

Burning in the throat
Excessive throat clearing
Persistent cough
Hoarseness
A "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away
Redness and irritation of the vocal cords or throat
Postnasal drip
Sinus irritation
Lung irritation and trouble breathing
Rarely, ear problems

While the esophagus is designed to handle a certain amount of acid, the throat isn't. That is why irritation can cause so many problems and be much more difficult to heal.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #17
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Re: LPR? Bad sore throat... Need relief.

It took 8 months to have my silent reflux diagnosed - I had a very bad attack of LPR - which resembled a heart attack - after tests I was told it was a panic attack - I was thoroughly checked over and despite having all the symptoms (which I are now aware of) of LPR was told I was suffering from anxiety - I kept going to the Doctors suffering chronic sinusitis - evertime I was told it was "anxiety". One Friday the burning pain in my nose was unbearable and I had to make an emergency appointment to see a doctor and he checked it out and said I needed to see a ENT consultant - four days later I was admitted to the hospital - and after extensive tests the "anxiety" turned out to be Silent reflux and a hiatus hernia plus a bug in my stomach which had caused it all HPylori - I was given antibiotics and Lansoperazole for 7 days - and guess what the burning in my nose subsided - I am now taking Lansoperazole once a day and Gaviscon Advance four times a day after meals and I am still not 100% but for the first time in 8 months I have not had the chronic cough , the horrible pressing pain in my chest and my sinusitis seems to be subsiding - my throat is not as hoarse and I am nearly not quite able to eat properly.
Ask your doctor to check for Hpylori - if you have ever had food poisoning regardless of time lapse - I had food poisoning in 1999 - nearly 13 years ago and the bug had stayed in my gut without my knowledge and caused all the problems.

I hope this has helped you

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #18
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Re: LPR? Bad sore throat... Need relief.

Sorry for starting this topic back up months after the last reply, I have been recently diagnosed with LPR about 4 weeks ago, i was just reading this topic and found it very much what I have wrong.

Vaca78, how are things with you now?

I basically started about 4 months ago with a constant burning feeling in my throat and roof of mouth, at the start I had the odd burst of bad pain in my chest area but have not had this since.

The burning on my throat / roof of mouth has stayed with me though but just become milder over the 4 months, 1 month ago I seen an ENT specialist and he looked down my throat and said its red and giving my symptoms said it’s typical of LPR, so that’s what he diagnosed me with.

He told me to carry on with taking ppi's (my gp had previously told me to take these), although I doubt they are doing anything at all, the ENT surgeon also said to stay on them but in his opinion they won't be doing a great deal for LPR.

He also told me to start taking gaviscon advance after each meal and before i go to bed, i must say i feel the burning has gone down a lot since, but it will not go away fully

I often get a tingerly burning feeling around my tonsil area and the back of the roof of my mouth by the uvula.

Does this sound like I have been correctly diagnosed with LPR?

I have another appt with my ENT surgeon in 2 weeks, could anyone tell me if there are any tests I could ask for to determine if its definitely LPR I have, and can anyone tell me what them tests would involve?

Also once I tell him it’s not gone yet what is the next thing he is likely to do / recommend?

Any other tips or comments would be good.

Thanks

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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Re: LPR? Bad sore throat... Need relief.

I have 28 Yrs Old and im on Nexium 20mg a day.

I started having LPR about 4 weeks ago, some days. (never had it)

Three weeks ago i went on vacation to a thermal facility (Termas of São Pedro do Sul in Portugal) , where they make vapour inalations. It healed my sour throath in 3 days.

The water of the thermal facility is mainly sulfurous and its said to have strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory properties.

I had some LPR at one night when i was there, and in the morning after the treatments i was healed again.

But since i cant live there and have to work, now i have sore throath again, i think i will start to have gaviscon before bedtime.

But for those of you that have thermal facilities near, it could be of help.

 
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Hi Everyone,
Same problem here...I get hoarse right away, then the sore throat, hard to talk, forget singing which I love to do! I am trying natural routes because I don't want to take the PPIs. So far I will have good days then not so good days. I am having a second endoscopy on July 19th, first one last year showed reflux esophagitis and a little gastritis. I am terrified that this will be a worse diagnosis because I didn't take the PPIs.
I have tried slippery elm powder in tea, that helps somewhat. Chamomile also. Confused about the acid/alkaline information. Anyone else???

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Re: LPR? Bad sore throat... Need relief.

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Originally Posted by MountainReader View Post
LPR=Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

Basically, acid or commonly gaseous acid makes its way up past the upper esophageal sphincter.

It differs from GERD in that GERD doesn't come up as far and can stomach contents as well. GERD often causes heartburn whereas LPR is often "silent" and you don't realize it is happening.

LPR symptoms are harder to diagnose since not all people experience the same symptoms. Common LPR symptoms include:

Burning in the throat
Excessive throat clearing
Persistent cough
Hoarseness
A "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away
Redness and irritation of the vocal cords or throat
Postnasal drip
Sinus irritation
Lung irritation and trouble breathing
Rarely, ear problems

While the esophagus is designed to handle a certain amount of acid, the throat isn't. That is why irritation can cause so many problems and be much more difficult to heal.
Hi I was recently dx with severe gerd and a medium hiatal hernia, and have this hissing in my ears and they feel pluged , with high pitch noise driving me insane and low pitch sounds seem to echo or reverberate and have a disequilibreum feel like falling to one side all the time. Can this be connected to lpr or gerd ? If so how can I cure this? Thanks sorry for cutting in.

 
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