Kamlesh

Acid reflux and severe cough.

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I have severe acid reflux (Demister score 84, normal is 12-14). I am not candidate for any surgery. I had one 6 years ago and it worked very well, but it cannot be repeated due to many reasons. Due to esophagus damage, I do not feel acidity. I take two Pantoprazole and one Ranitidine everyday to keep acid reflux under some control. I try to take precaution such as inclined bed, keep weight under control, and manage food.  I have very severe cough all day due to acid reflux damaging throat and esophagus and I am not finding any solution. I have 2 questions:

1) Anyone in similar condition, how do you manage acid reflux.

2) Any suggestion for controlling severe cough. I take cough lozenges 4-5 times a day which numbs throat for 30-60 minutes to give temporary relief.

 

Thank you

Kamlesh


Kind regards,

 

Kamlesh

 

 

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I find that an expectorant for chesty coughs relaxes the throat as well as the chest, but need to be careful that it doesn't react with any other medications. Your reflux does sound pretty bad as if some kind of surgery is called for. I hope your medics can find a way to relieve it.

Diet is usually the best way to manage reflux if you can, but in your case, it seems that it's not enough.

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HI Kamlesh,

 

I'm so sorry to hear that you're still suffering so badly with acid reflux, despite the previous surgery and the medication you're taking.

 

Thankfully, I don't have gut involvement and all the nasties that go with it; although my husband (who doesn't have scleroderma) suffers with quite bad reflux due to a hiatus hernia and as Dimarzio has advised, he does find that managing his diet can help a little. We do have a medical page on Reflux (Heartburn) Prevention and Treatments, although I suspect you've already tried most of the advice on there.

 

Hopefully, we will have other members along, who can give you some first hand advice.

 

Kind regards,


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