I was diagnosed in the Spring with LPRD after I had a feeling of a ball in the back of my throat. While I have always had a bit of reflux I believe the Gerd turned to LPRD after I ate way too many 3 hr mints on a long car drive causing the throat sphinchters lose the ability to do their job properly. Ent recommended Nexium but I really didn't like what i read about the effects of ppi's, and I am breastfeeding so my PCP suggested Pepcid AC. Even of the pepcid AC I was having side effects that were making me miserable so I went off of the pepcid and shortly after the side effects and the globular feeling in throat subsided. A few months later the burning deep in my throat, post nasal drip and asthma symptoms started up. I suspected a food allergy in the mix, so I went to an allergist and was able to rule out food allergies. The allergist suggested Prevacid for three weeks to see if it helps because he really thinks its the LPRD that is aggravating my throat. So here I am back at square 1 being told to take a PPI. I am so scared that if I go this route I am going to end up having the acid rebound when i go off of it and have to be on the PPi for life. I have had suggestions such as Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Licorice etc...just wondering if any of this has worked for anyone??? I would hope to take all natural routes before resorting to the ppi. Thanks for any feedback! (background: I also have kidney stones)
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