It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Dysphagia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 31
Mack_21 HB User
Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

An ENT just diagnosed me with having some acid reflux, but haven't had any noticeable heartburn, just a hoarsevoice, a lump-in-the-throat feeling, difficulty swallowing, and a randomly occuring burning sensation through my throat, mouth, and nose. Is it possible to have acid reflux without noticeable heartburn?

 
Old 09-24-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 340
kevinla HB Userkevinla HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

Yes. It is called LPR. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux 40 MG Nexium 2x a day is the only chance for cure. Along with diet changes. I have the same thing. No stomach symtoms at all.

IS

Last edited by kevinla; 09-24-2006 at 07:40 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-24-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 31
Mack_21 HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

Oh, ok! Thanks for the info! I believe that's exactly what my doctor perscribed for me. He said it should go away in a two-three weeks. Is that correct?

 
Old 09-24-2006, 10:35 PM   #4
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: phoenix
Posts: 77
viblakah HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

I have the same thing. I take aciphex twice a day and it was a few months before i noticed a difference. I'll be honest and tell you that I have been non complient with all the rules for a few months now and it is all coming back to haunt me.... people told me it would and I didn't believe them... so, starting tomorrow its back to the bland, bland diet and following all the rules again. It really does get better, but don't take it for granted like I did. Like I said before I take the aciphex twice a day and 300 mg of zantac at night. I have LPR and never have heartburn... You don't realize what affects you until after the fact. I ate cheese balls for the first time last night and they totally put me over the edge. Just stay on your meds and follow the rules.. its ok to cheat every once and awhile after you feel better, but not every day like I have been.... keep us posted.... Lori

 
Old 09-25-2006, 05:34 AM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 163
smurfy33 HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

I was going to ask this same question. I never get heartburn but I get reflux a lot. I'm on 20 mg of Prilosec which has helped significantly but if I eat the wrong thing or if I'm late taking my pill, I get some reflux. My doctor prescribed it twice a day but I usually only take it once. Maybe I should consider it twice a day all the time.

 
Old 09-25-2006, 06:33 AM   #6
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 8
Ken7 HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

I have no heartburn, but they found a Haital Hernia with Reflux. I have a hoarse throat, mucas and a sore throat that comes and goes, along with burping that was there from the start, when I first felt the Hernia. It took about 6 weeks before I started to get the hoarse throat.

I am on Nexium, 40mg once a day and so far I have had a bit of an improvement over the past week.

Here's what happens to me...

When I sleep, I wake up feeling great, no hoarse voice nothing, as the day goes on, my symptoms increase in intensity...The other day, I took a nap for an hour and when I woke up, my congestion was gone for a few hours...

For me, lying down makes me feel better.

 
Old 09-25-2006, 07:00 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 813
Ol'Line Rebel HB UserOl'Line Rebel HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mack_21
Oh, ok! Thanks for the info! I believe that's exactly what my doctor perscribed for me. He said it should go away in a two-three weeks. Is that correct?


Wow, he sounds optimistic! Many of us are told with all the meds it could take 6mos before we fell all better. Of course, maybe it depends on how much damage you have; maybe yours is minor compared to some of us. Good luck and I hope you really can feel all better that soon!

 
Old 09-25-2006, 12:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 192
mskubic HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

Question

Isn't Reflux the same as heartburn its just that some just don't feel it. I am on 20 mg of Nexium because of swallowing problem only symptom I have. I am scheduled next week to see a GI for a scope.

 
Old 09-26-2006, 07:15 AM   #9
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 813
Ol'Line Rebel HB UserOl'Line Rebel HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mskubic
Question

Isn't Reflux the same as heartburn its just that some just don't feel it. I am on 20 mg of Nexium because of swallowing problem only symptom I have. I am scheduled next week to see a GI for a scope.

Not quite. Reflux CAUSES heartburn - the inflammation of the esophagus. Depending on where it ends up (and how frequent, etc), reflux can cause alot of things. It's irritating my throat constantly, up through my ears alot. Dysphagia (bad swallowing) and throat stricture is another consequence. In your mouth, tooth decay. It may also cause pulmonary problems if it splashes/leaks into the lungs. Some people seem to only have it hit low and cause "heartburn".

 
Old 09-26-2006, 05:00 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 46
tm3912 HB User
Re: Acid Reflux: no heartburn?

[QUOTE=viblakah]I have the same thing. I take aciphex twice a day and it was a few months before i noticed a difference.

Viblakah, just had a scope done and the Doc found irritation, etc. I had been taking 20mg Prilosec before and he switched me to 40mg (20mg twice a day) of aciphex. I don't believe I've felt any improvement and believed that the prilosec worked better. I know cough all the time now, which I didn't do on prilosec OTC. However the prilosec apparently wasn't working as I still had irritation when scoped. Where you on anything before the aciphex? Just wondering what your thoughts are on the subject.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Some Possible Helps for Acid Reflux gentille57 Acid Reflux / GERD 70 02-06-2011 12:55 AM
Getting off PPI's and acid rebound rosebloom Acid Reflux / GERD 110 04-20-2010 08:27 PM
Acid Reflux but No Heartburn? jns1022 Acid Reflux / GERD 8 02-06-2010 01:59 PM
Heartburn, Acid Reflux, or Indigestion and Pain Meds kim46 Pain Management 6 07-06-2009 09:39 PM
Heartburn/Acid Reflux question Tony4424 Acid Reflux / GERD 9 03-30-2009 08:05 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



ladybud (3), janewhite1 (2), Cleanmean (2), Nanner (1), juliek27 (1), Oaldon (1), jennyVee (1), Mary57 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1006), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (852), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:53 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!