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    Old 04-06-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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    Difficulty in swallowing

    I have had LPR for some time- several years now! When I was diagnosed I was told I had a hiatus hernia too. My main symptom is the cough/throat clearing which drives me (& my family) mad! I don't suffer from chest pain or heart burn at all really but lately I have been having trouble swallowing- especially at night when I'm trying to get some sleep- amid the coughing! The only other annoying symptom I have is nausea which comes and goes.

    Does anyone know if the swallowing difficulty is part of the LPR?- & if so what can one do about it? I have been on Nexium for about 3 years now but it doesn't seem to be working at all lately. Thanks for any advise!
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    Old 04-06-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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    Re: Difficulty in swallowing

    Yep...that's part of the disease. Don't know what the solution is. I keep a glass of water next to by bed and it helps me swallow when I can't otherwise. Mine comes and goes. I haven't had that problem in several years...until last week when it returned.

     
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    Re: Difficulty in swallowing

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    I have had LPR for some time- several years now! When I was diagnosed I was told I had a hiatus hernia too. My main symptom is the cough/throat clearing which drives me (& my family) mad! I don't suffer from chest pain or heart burn at all really but lately I have been having trouble swallowing- especially at night when I'm trying to get some sleep- amid the coughing! The only other annoying symptom I have is nausea which comes and goes.

    Does anyone know if the swallowing difficulty is part of the LPR?- & if so what can one do about it? I have been on Nexium for about 3 years now but it doesn't seem to be working at all lately. Thanks for any advise!
    I hear that people can sometimes develop strictures or scar tissue due to the acid and the ENT doctor has to dilate the tissues around your throat to facilitate swallowing again. I would also recommend going back to the doctor to see if another PPI may work better for you.

     
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    Re: Difficulty in swallowing

    Thank you both so much for replying! Perhaps I should go and see my doctor & get another referral to see my Gastro specialist! I haven't seen him for nearly 3 years & he did tell me to come back if I was worried.

    I have no difficulty swallowing food really- just my own saliva- particularly if I'm lying down.
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    Not that I know of... I'm not that computer savvy though
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