how long will i have it?

Does it get better?

rjneely Community Member May 30, 2007
  • I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and acid reflux in August of 2006.  For several years before this I experienced bad breath, breathing problems, constant clearing of the throat and  vocal cord problems.  I was also diagnosed with a vocal granuloma in December 20006. The granuloma got better in March 2007, but seems to have gotten worse again.  I have modified my diet (no caffeine, spicy foods etc.) Prevacid and nexium did not seem to work so I am taking Protonix and Reglan.  I dropped down to one pill a day but had to go back to 2 pills a day of Protonix.  It is frustrating dealing with this.  I would like to hear from someone who has gone through this and know if things are going to get better.  I am worried about the long term effects on my esophogous and larynx.
3 Comments
  • Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
    Health Guide
    May. 30, 2007

    Hi,


    Another person asked a similar question and Dr. Eisner, the gastroenterologist who blogs on the site, answered it. See question #4 on his latest Q&A:


    http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/c/66/9739/dr-eisner-qa-10/

     

    Best wishes,


    Amy

  • Anonymous
    Betty Heideger
    Jun. 06, 2007

    I have lived with this problem for years and control it by eating small amounts slowly. Many things trigger it including citrus, ice cream, carbonated drinks.



    Protonix is about the best drug there is for it but make sure you take it at night as a preventative.



    it isn't fun to live with but there are people coping with a lot worse problems.


    Hang in there....

    RHMLucky777

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    I have lived with this problem for years and control it by eating small amounts slowly. Many things trigger it including citrus, ice cream, carbonated drinks.



    Protonix is about the best drug there is for it but make sure you take it at night as a preventative.



    it isn't fun to live with but there are people coping with a lot worse problems.


    Hang in there.

    • rjneely
      Jun. 07, 2007

      Thanks for the encouragement.