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    If I were you I’d experiment a bit with magnesium. See if it helps your LPR symptoms. If you are taking D in any maintenance level quantity you’ll need magnesium anyways.

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    Yakan: I’m curious. are you taking any vitamin supplements at all?

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    Patience: Listening to Doctors here only caused me more suffering – I had never had any major health issues before the LPR so I was not experienced with how to use doctors and other research. I’m not saying to avoid going to doctors, but do your own research and run it past your doctor and go from there.

    Without going into too much detail. When I was having all of the symptoms of LPR I was desperate so I tried a number of things right off. I got better slowly, but was still having problems and would wake up with a sore throat for stretches and my voice was regularly weak. Over a good year I refined things through research. Unfortunately I don’t have all of that research, but I payed close attention to things that humans are usually deficient in. D, Magnesium, K… among some others, but those worked for me.

    I suffered from vitamin D “overdose” for a number of months and it wasn’t pleasant. At that time I was taking 20,000iu of D per week without Magnesium/k and I was still eating a little cheese. I was not able to go to noisy areas like Malls or shopping centers because the noise would overwhelm my brain. Doctors thought I had some type of public anxiety and prescribed some serious drugs for that which didn’t help.

    For me in the end I need to avoid dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese, casein, butter, etc.) entirely. Vitamin D was a no brainer as I avoid being in the sun and if you take that you have to take Magnesium and Potassium. see this link about that. http://www.easy-immune-health.com/anxiety-from-vitamin-d.html

    CME: It took a little while for me to notice certain foods giving me problems and others were near instant. Trigger foods for me (dairy) are not digested well and cause bloating and push back up. If I ate a big block of cheese before going to bed I’d wake up in the morning with a foul throat, but probably would feel fine going to bed. However if I drink a big glass of milk I’d instantly feel like crap and my body would hate me for being a dummy. I probably won’t get LPR symptoms anymore since I’m healed up, I’m not deficient in Magnesium, D or K and avoid, for the most part, my trigger foods.

    I hope some of this info helps someone.

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    I only had one doctor in about 10 put all of my symptoms together and put a name to it which I already knew at that point. In Polish its called, “Refluks kratniowo-gardłowy”. No tests were done other than examination and my explanation of symptoms. My symptoms were text book LPR: lump in throat, sore throat, cracked and weak voice, some mucus, hard to swallow, very slight cough.

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    I have not seen an allergist about casein specifically, but I will at some point. The doctors here, in Poland, only made my LPR worse and I feel 100% fine under my own care of trial and error and research. Doctors here actually thought I was low on Calcium and should include dairy in my diet and I was prescribed multiple times to take PPIs for a lifetime.

    When my LPR was at its worst it was about 6 months after I bought my wife an ice cream maker for Christmas. We had ice cream every night because it tasted so good. She still gets icecreams, but I switched to beer on weekends to replace those calories.

    I can’t help with your breakfast – mine is usually just toast and jelly. Sometimes I’ll have a little milk in a backed good like a muffin, but I avoid dairy like the plague for the most part. On my pizza and sandwiches I substitute sauerkraut for cheese which I’ve grown quite fond of.

    From my research everyone is different and its going to take some trial and error on your part to figure out how LPR has developed, but I feel there is a cure for you or anyone that has developed it as some point mid-life.

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    For me it took a while for diet to kick in; its hard to remember exactly, but I think within a week I knew without a doubt things were getting better. For me I think it was the caseine in the dairy and not entirely the lactose that is the problem since cheese is the worst – particularly aged and hard varieties.

    The only other changes I did are taking supplements on top of quitting dairy entirely and have not had any LPR in over a year now. I take vitamin D (20,000iu/week), magnesium (1/6 of recommended daily), and potassium (1/6 recommended daily), and occasionally a multivitamin. I think the magnesium is the most important for LPR as it helps muscles relax – perhaps the sphincter next to the stomach closes when relaxed… I’m not sure.

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    Have you tried eliminating dairy entirely and going back to some carbs since you are still suffering with LPR?

    With me I found that dairy was the cause of my LPR which I had for a couple years. It got as bad as a constant red and sore throat, most irritating lump when swallowing, back pain, join pain, and anxiety which doubled everything.

    Doctors told me to take PPIs for the rest of my life, but those helped zero so I stopped. I started on vitamin D since I was low and that helped.

    Its odd how something in the cows milk was causing joint pain and LPR symptoms. Also too it takes about 12-24 hours after eating dairy for me to feel the signs of having done that. My throat/voice takes a good couple weeks to heal back and feel fine, but the back and joints go back to normal fairly quickly… 2-4 days after eating perhaps a cup of yogurt.

    I found if I’m good and don’t eat dairy for a couple weeks I can sneak in some cheese on a pizza or a sammich without major problems, but something like pancakes or jogurt is totally not worth it.

    all the best

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