I Was Told Ihad Acid Reflex. I Start Coughing So Hard I Almost Always Vomit. The Coughs Are Dry.

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Asked by Rosadee

I Was Told Ihad Acid Reflex. I Start Coughing So Hard I Almost Always Vomit. The Coughs Are Dry.

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.

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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!

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