28 Year Old Male Diagnosed with Lprd
Hi Ted, Thanks for taking the time to read my email. I have been reading all your posts about acid reflux. I've had it for 7 years, I'm 28 - male from uk.
My doctor diagnosed me with LPRD - I have tried ppi pills and they were useless. I recently bought some ph strips, but they keep telling me my saliva is between 7 and 8. Are the ph strips wrong? I try it before I eat and after and it seems very little difference.
I have done years of research and feel like I am going around in circles.
What I have noticed recently is when my acid is really bad, my cheeks lose sensation slightly, even my nose a little. When I am very bad I suffer post nasal drip, but I haven't had this for a few months so I'm happy about that.
I always get mouth ulcers, nearly 80% of my days I have an ulcer at least one, maybe 4 or 5 sometimes.
My main question to you, which may help me solve my problem closer, is when I am very bad, usually at night time, every 2 or 3 hours I have to take a sip of my drink, usually blackcurrant, but sometimes water. My mouth/tongue will fizz and then I feel better again for another two hours.
The reason why I prefer blackcurrant over water is because it helps disguise that horrible taste, water doesn't help me with that.
I have tried half tea spoon of baking soda with water and this seems to stop the burning of my throat for a short while, this I learnt from your information at Earth Clinic, so thank you.