• Rosadee Rosadee
    August 28, 2008
    Dry cough with tickle in throat due to acid reflux?
    Rosadee Rosadee
    August 28, 2008

    I was told I have acid reflex. I start coughing so hard that I almost always vomit. The coughs are dry. Before the coughing begins, I get a tickling in my throat. I am on omeprazole (Prilosec), two capsules twice a day. The medication does not help. Does anyone suffer from these symptoms or have a solution for me?  Thank you.



  • Amy Tudor
    August 09, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    August 09, 2014

    Hi there, Rosadee -


    I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you!  I hope you've long since discovered the cause of this problem and gotten some treatment for it. It sounds like you might be having uncontrolled reflux, that the mediction your doctor put you on might not have been adequate for controlling your symptoms. However, I'm only a layperson and can't diagnose the issue.


    If you did find out what was causing the symptoms and got treatment for it, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us how things turned out for you? Your experience might be invaluable to someone else suffering from the symptoms.


    Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case.  Best of luck to you!


    Heartburn Trigger Foods

    7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

    Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A



  • Health K November 05, 2008
    Health K
    November 05, 2008

    Yes I have acid reflux and I also suffer from these symptoms.  Try drinkin lots of water or maybe a glass of milk.  Its not guaranteed to work each time you do this but it helps...at least for me but you can try it and see if it helps.

  • kellyjoy September 30, 2008
    September 30, 2008

    Yes I get those same symptoms.  It is when I eat wheat.  It goes if I stick to a wheat free diet.

  • believe1 October 09, 2009
    October 09, 2009

    I suffer from acid reflux diagnosed with GERD.  I have the exact symptoms and is on omeprazole twice a day also.  The medicine is not helping me either but I try to keep water or a clear soda near at all time.  I know the soda may not be good becauce of the acid but I only sip it when the scratching/tickling starts, it is a temporary fix.  Sometimes I use the herbal honey/lemon cough drop and it seems to help. 

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