I only ask because i have had a burning throat / roof of back of mouth for 3 months straight, i stopped my ppi's as i felt they were doing nothing at all, i finally seen an ent surgeon who diagnosed me with LPR, he looked in my throat and said it was very red and had all the usual signs of LPR (not having heartburn but my throat being burnt etc).
so he said to restart my ppi's and also start taking gaviscon advance 30 mins after every meal and also before i go to bed, the first 2 days i was having the gaviscon only and noticed quite a reduction in the burning sensation, then after day 2 i statred back on my ppi's, and the first morning after i woke up and could really taste a horrible taste in my mouth and my throat felt very burnt again.
so my question is just is there any one who thinks ppi's can make LPR worse, giving that ppi's are mainly good for heartburn and seem to not do much for LPS sufferers who get burns in their mouth / throat?
or am i wrong and not giving them enough chance, giving time will ppi's do good for my throat?
I've never been officially diagnosed with LPR, but I'm sure I have some level of it because I have a long history of acid reflux that goes up into my throat while I'm sleeping. When I wake up, I have difficulty swallowing and it feels like my throat is narrowing
Anyway, I'm not a doctor but I think you should keep taking your medication. Why? Because think about it, even though you don't have heartburn, where does the acid from LPR come from? You're esophagus and stomach. PPIs are usually effective for that because they stop the acid production, whereas the OTC meds just relieve the symptoms