Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Liquid antacids usually work faster than tablets or chewables. If symptoms occur soon after meals, they should be taken before the meal.

In some people, stomach contents regularly leak into their food pipe, or a relatively large amount leaks out. It is considered to be GERD if this causes frequent or severe heartburn or acid reflux that affects your quality of life, or if your food pipe has become inflamed. Reflux is caused by weakness in the muscle at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach.

I have no idea what triggered it off but it is awful all day apart from first thing in the morning. Then as soon as the day goes on it creeps up and gets worse and worse. I have tried avoiding all the usual triggers and have also had 2 very unsuccessful attempts on PPIs.

I found a doctor in the hospital who was doing a clinical trial on people with untreated GERD. I got a free endoscopy as part of the trial, and I was lucky to find that I didn’t have any damage to my esophagus despite years without treatment.

My doctor recommended upper endoscopy and found that my esophagus was completely shut, and it was forced opened, however the problem continued and I had second endoscopy with a biopsy. Luckily everything came back clear, and I was prescribed medication for acid reflux. It seemed to help a little but I am now having the same problems and still dropping weight. I can’t eat any meats or breads and it’s hard to drink water, I can only take few sips at a time. So far, I can eat a cup of oatmeal in the morning, cup of soup at noon and cup of cereal about 5 pm, but now I feel weak and sleepy most of the time.

I just started buying big bottles of antacids and sleeping on a pile of pillows to elevate my head. I put on too much weight during grad school, and between eating a students’ poor diet, the excess weight, and the stress, heartburn became just a way of life. When I got home, I had to go on a bland diet.

None of even the heavy duty antacids make any difference either and I have tried apple cider vinegar and honey too. Any suggestions as it is severely impacting my life. You’re not alone if you’re suffering from the symptoms of GERD.

At age 13 I began regurgitating massive amounts of acid/ bile every morning. I went to a gastro-specialist who found gallstones and they wanted to take out my gallbladder because they thought that was causing the problem. However they said if they do take it out it may not stop the regurgitation, so what was the point?

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January 21, 2015

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