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Acid Reflux? Info needed please.

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Thanks for the advice on this everyone, I am grateful.

I have had this now for four weeks. My throat is still sore and the runny nose thing is still there. I am taking the ritadine. There isn't any pain, just this sore throat and gravely voice. I still haven't been to the doctors. How long can acid reflux take to go?
 
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Acid reflux is caused by poor diet, fatty foods and spicy food.

Tumtums are great for that you can get them in Rite Aid if your stateside or Rennie if in the UK which are not as good as tumtums but are better than nothing.

You need something chalky.
 
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I have read that nasal drip is part of it.

I am hoping to go to the docs tomoz. I would have thought the ritadine would work.
 
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Have a very sore throat and I can hardly speak. I am just about totally fed up of this. Roll on 27th when I can get to the doctors.

Last night was bad. I just kept coughing.

I feel worn out from the last three weeks of this.
 
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Why has the stomach pain gone and the sore throat is still there?
 
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just a random question but how are your teeth? have you had anything happening with your wisdom teeth.
 
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I had a wisdom tooth out two years ago. I'm still struggling, I'm not sleeping much tonight.
 
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Lansoprazole tablets have been prescribed.

I am hoping it works, she said 7 to 14 days for it to work. I just hope I get more sleep tonight.
 
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Lansoprazole worked wonders for me. My reflux was caused by taking risperidone. As soon as I came off it the problems went and I stopped taking the Lansoprazole.
 
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Hi Fazza

What was the Lansoprazole dose you took if you don't mind me asking.

I am on day 6 of 2 x 15 mg a day. I am better, no pain but still a sore throat and the cracking voice. How long did your voice take to get better?
 
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I am now on esomprazole. 40 mg twice a day. The reflux is still giving me a sore throat and a cough also my voice keeps you going. I am really struggling with the intense coughing and choking. I have taken one esomprazole and I really hope that this medication doesn't take long to kick in. Any advice woukd be welcome.
 
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Esomerapzole stopped working on day 9. Been back to doctors and I am now on esomerapzole and ritadine and pepcid antacid. Up all night again, coughing until I choke. Throat is very sore and I am swallowing air. There is just no end to it. Why do the drugs stop working after a week? So on the latest cocktail I am now told it will take a week to kick in again.
 
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Medication seems to have kicked in, I am now on day 6.

I still have a bit of a croaky voice, but as I can sleep now without waking up 5 times a night, I can live with the croaky voice for another couple of weeks to see if the medication works.

I am just about getting my confidence back with falling asleep and eating. This will be the third time that has happened only for the medication to stop working a week after. Let's hope that this time the medication carries on working.

Thanks for the support on this, I have really needed it.
 
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