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Old 05-05-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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chronic clearing of throat

I have been to ENT and have had a scope test done, thought to be Acid Reflux, been on Nexium for 8 weeks....no help....does anyone have an answer...

 
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Re: chronic clearing of throat

It could be post nasal drip down back of throat. Have you tried Zyrtec anahistamine?

Taking 1/2 teaspoon plain Robitussin liquid at bedtime will help keep mucous in throat thinned.

Try sleeping with head of bed elevated 4" or higher.

 
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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Re: chronic clearing of throat

How much Nexium are you on? Dosage and timing are equally important.

Standard LPR treatment is 2 doses a day of Nexium. Then you fall into one of two camps - those people who find it works much better to take the 2 doses as the same time in the morning, and those who find it better to split the doses into morning and evening.

I fall into the 2 doses at the same time camp. I've tried it the other way, which was completely ineffective. Taking them together worked perfectly.

So if you're on one dose, increase it to 2 doses ( a total of 80 mg).

If my recommendations fail, try the other PPIs in the following order:
1. Aciphex
2. Prevacid
3. Prilosec (Brand, by prescription)
4. Zegrid
5. Protonix

The same goes for all the PPIs - you need 2 doses a day to treat LPR.

 
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