Hello. So back here again with a random illness and medication gone wrong 🙈
I was suffering from repeatedly having to clear my throat, hoarseness, and just a general feeling of swallowing down mucous all the time for the past several months.
I noticed that it would become worse when I was nervous, like right before a presentation or if I needed to debate something at work.
Long story short, I went to see an ENT, who said "I think you might have silent acid reflux" and then prescribed me Omeprazole 40 mg for 6 weeks.
After 2 weeks, I was experiencing awful pain in my gut, and stopped taking it for 2 days. On the second day, I developed a very uncomfortable sensation of a lump in my throat. I called the GP, who said it was acid rebound - but that I should switch to another proton pump inhibitor. Until I'm able to pick up the new medication - I'm still taking omeprazole.
Since I continued taking it, all of my symptoms are even worse. I'm constantly losing my voice, always have this feeling of mucous to clear and on top of that I now have heartburn which I didn't have at all before I was on this stupid medication!! I feel like it's created extra health problems and exaggerated the existing ones.
I honestly don't want to continue with anymore PPIs and I'd rather just focus on my diet instead. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke and I've been avoiding alcohol for the past 3 weeks. I want to talk normal again!!!
Has anyone experienced PPIs making everything worse? I'm thinking about just stopping again and dealing with the acid rebound through diet.