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    Old 01-04-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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    Possible causes for onset?

    Can anyone chime in if they had reflux or GERD come on after either of the following:
    1. Back Strain/Misalignment
    2. Started taking ARBII/diuretics for blood pressure

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    Old 01-04-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    your back out of place I believe can cause symptoms, but don't quote me.

     
    Old 03-01-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    I thought my LPR developed after having an allergic reaction to Ampicillin (dizzyness, rash, vomiting, feeling like my throat was constricting). I was given antihistimines and prednisone. Week later, felt like I had a sinus infection in my ear canals, was given antibiotics which made it worse. Dr had me change to a different antibiotic and gave me prednisone. Had sore throat, feeling of lump in throat, problems breathing. ENT scoped my nasal passage and throat - found nothing. Put me on fourth antibiotic and prednisone. Symptoms got worse until my internist suggested I had GERD. Read about LPR and recognized my symptoms. I have always wondered if the prednisone and overuse of antibiotics set it off.

    However, I've had bouts of insomnia for five years. My doctor tried to put me on Paxil, which I tried for a few months. I was annoyed by this as my problem was sleep deprivation, not depression. Maybe sleep apnea. I have taken ambien many times over the past three years. Now I am wondering if that did it.

    Prior to the ampicillin reaction, no heartburn or other signs of GERD. But I do wonder about the cause of the sleep apnea now.

    Did anyone have an onset after using antibiotics and/or prednisone?

     
    Old 04-01-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

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    I thought my LPR developed after having an allergic reaction to Ampicillin (dizzyness, rash, vomiting, feeling like my throat was constricting). I was given antihistimines and prednisone. Week later, felt like I had a sinus infection in my ear canals, was given antibiotics which made it worse. Dr had me change to a different antibiotic and gave me prednisone. Had sore throat, feeling of lump in throat, problems breathing. ENT scoped my nasal passage and throat - found nothing. Put me on fourth antibiotic and prednisone. Symptoms got worse until my internist suggested I had GERD. Read about LPR and recognized my symptoms. I have always wondered if the prednisone and overuse of antibiotics set it off.

    However, I've had bouts of insomnia for five years. My doctor tried to put me on Paxil, which I tried for a few months. I was annoyed by this as my problem was sleep deprivation, not depression. Maybe sleep apnea. I have taken ambien many times over the past three years. Now I am wondering if that did it.

    Prior to the ampicillin reaction, no heartburn or other signs of GERD. But I do wonder about the cause of the sleep apnea now.

    Did anyone have an onset after using antibiotics and/or prednisone?
    I was taking Prednisone after being diagnosed with Pneumonia, and I was takign alot of it to stop a persistant cough. I developed exactly what you described. A feeling of something in my throat, or that it was closing up on me. And it still is there, even after I have stopped taking the Prednisone. My brother in law who is a pharmacist told me it is known to cause these problems. So dont think you are crazy, and whatever you do get off that Prednisone. It will only make you worse. Im so bad now I think I may have GERD or Acid Reflux. I can barely eat without feeling like it is stuck in my throat. All because I took that awful drug. I will never take it again.

     
    Old 04-02-2007, 04:43 AM   #5
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    I switched from an ACE inhibitor to an ARB for blood pressure thinking that may have been a cause of my reflux into my throat, so far it has had no effect at all. Same crap as when I was taking ACE inhibitor so I doubt that was the cause.

     
    Old 04-02-2007, 07:17 AM   #6
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    Mine started after months of "back pain" - really, butt pain specifically diagnosed by my physical therapist (PT) as a loose sacral joint, right side (the side the pain occurred). The pain was primarily nerve-related - up my spine sometimes and OFTEN down my right leg and even into my foot.

    I had been in this pain - gradually decreasing - for 7 mos when the reflux hit. I had been in therapy for about 2 mos at that point. About 6 mos I had been on 800 mg ibuprofen. Prescription had been 3x/day, but I was scared so after a couple months reduced it to 2x/day, then 1x/day, thinking this would be gentler for my GI (no problems at that time). Reflux hit when I had just 2 pills left of the entire prescription (I stopped them!). Might have been better if I had followed the exact prescription and ended it earlier.

     
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

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    However, I've had bouts of insomnia for five years. My doctor tried to put me on Paxil, which I tried for a few months. I was annoyed by this as my problem was sleep deprivation, not depression. Maybe sleep apnea. I have taken ambien many times over the past three years. Now I am wondering if that did it.

    Prior to the ampicillin reaction, no heartburn or other signs of GERD. But I do wonder about the cause of the sleep apnea now.

    Did anyone have an onset after using antibiotics and/or prednisone?
    No, but there is a definite link to sleep apnea.. insomnia is also a side effect of sleep apnea. I should know.. my whole family has it, allergies, and reflux. If you have not been to a sleep specialist and had a sleep study done. Request one.

    Sincerely, MG

    Some have had complete cures of insomnia, and reflux by gettin a CPAP(pressurized air flow device to help prevent the closing of your throat during sleep) for obstructive sleep apnea.

    Good luck finding an answer.

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    Old 04-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    A number of folks on these sites have posted that their LPR symptoms onset followed bout of upper respiratory infection etc. Here is an interesting abstract that suggests LPR is linked to vagus nerve neuropathy following a viral infection...

    [url]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_u ids=11464321&dopt=Abstract[/url]

    This might help to possibly explain why some of us might not respond as well as we would like to ppi therapy, and why lpr sufferers don't do too well with surgery...

    Last edited by Timbrado; 04-02-2007 at 09:44 AM.

     
    Old 04-02-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    My GERD came on abruptly when I developed Hypothyroidism. If you've not had this checked lately you might want to look into it. Hypothyroidism can also cause muscle/joint issues as well as blood pressure issues.

     
    Old 04-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #10
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    You mention infections but I think their only indiretly related. I think it was started by the antibiotics that were taken for the infection.

     
    Old 04-02-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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    Re: Possible causes for onset?

    yep - in my case, the nightmare began after a heavy course of antibiotics. i hear so many similar stories.

     
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