I have had acid reflux for about 2 months, on Prilosec. Things got worse with acid coming up my throat. It was hard on Monday, on Wednesday switched to Nexium. Yesterday felt much better, but I can still taste acid when I swallow. When does this go away? I get a little anxious thinking that it's slowly burning me from the inside and there's nothing I can do!
Did anyone have acid actually coat their teeth and tongue? For me, that's the most uncomfortable part of this. I feel like I'm actually breathing the acid. I've been taking nexium for the past month, and today, the acid in my mouth was horrible. I went for a walked and it just seemed to get worse. Fundoplication surgery makes me nervous, because of hear people comment that it doesn't work for LPR. Anyone have comments on this one?
The thing about fundoplication for LPR is that you have to establish clearly that reflux is the problem. Some people diagnosed with LPR may have another condition entirely, such as asthma, allergies or vocal fold neuropathy. (True, some people have several of those conditions at once.) You need a positive pH study or barium swallow to confirm reflux.
Definitely, my LPR symptoms have improved since my fundoplication. Used to be, every time I caught a cold, I'd have laryngitis for at least two weeks. Now I can get through colds without that. Much less sore throats, dramatic improvement in asthma and breathing issues.
Oh! One short term suggestion: Brush your teeth with a baking soda based toothpaste. It will help protect them against the nasty acidity.
Try Gaviscon or equivalent , for me it makes a world of difference. It puts a coating on top of your stomach that absorbs acid as it tries to go up your esphophagus. The primary ingredient is taken from Kelp/seaweed that floats on the fluids in your stomach , it also has bicarbonate of soda in that foam which neutralizes the acid as it rises up. You use it after meals. I use the extra strength after every meal routinely and it has really helped with my voice and sore lungs, might be worth a try for you. I get the sense with my reflux it is mostly acidic gas though as I never taste acid.