Frage von : Acid reflux question (Prilosec OTC)?
I have been taking Prilosec OTC (Proton Pump Inhibitors) for a year and 4 months to treat symptoms of acid reflux. I ingest one (1) 20mg dose daily to treat symptoms including sore throat and burning sensation in throat. Over the last few weeks, I have been encountering additional symptoms that include chronic cough, throat irritation, and Laryngospasm (feeling like one can’t catch one’s breath), and Continual Throat Clearing. I have researched these symptoms and concluded that I may have laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Do to this I have a series of question to ask below for assistance:
•Are there any long term effects of taking Prilosec OTC? I have researched and discovered they may cause osteoporosis in the future. I take calcium citrate to attempt to offset signs of osteoporosis. Is this the correct thing to do? Is there any other long term effects? (i.e.cancer etc.)
•Are there any home remedies (things I can do) to completely cure Acid reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? Currently I am unemployed and do not have any medical insurance so if there is anything I can do at home or buy over the counter to relieve this it would be a great help.
•Would this problem require me to have any type of surgery if left untreated for an extended period of time? (can this be fixed without surgery) How long would this have to linger to force surgery?
•I have not been having a great diet I eat what I want and drink alcohol (once a week) so this might be the root of all this but over time I don’t want to get really sick from this.
•Is acid reflux common?
•Anything else you can tell me to prevent this from getting serious or requiring surgery.
Thank you for your time.
Answer by Krazjesus
I have had acid reflux, It sounds to me like your having side affects to your medicine. Ask him to change it. Second of all change your diet stick to food that doesn’t affect your reflux. I know it’ll be hard because most the food I love did this to me but my reflux went away.
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