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Old 05-13-2009, 04:05 AM   #2
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Re: sinus drainage and acid reflux

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i am taking omeprazole 20 mg and it has not helped.
How long have you been taking it? It can take 8 weeks before you start to notice much improvement if your post nasal drip is caused by acid reflux.

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my gastro dr said i dont have acid reflux because she has ran test about 2 years ago and nothing.
What test did she run? The only reliable diagnostic procedure is an endoscopy (when the doctor looks down your throat using a camera on the end of a long tube), and if it was done 2 years ago the results could be different now.

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i just want to slow down or stop the heavy constant sinus drainage.
Have you tried taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Zyrtec every day for a couple of weeks to see if it helps. While the allergy tests may have been negative, it's possible that you're allergic to something they didn't test you for. You might also try sinus irrigation with a neti pot or SinusRinse bottle to see if that helps with the drainage.