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Food Tips when finding swallowing difficult

tlc22
tlc22

Hi I have been suffering from awful acid reflux and now I’m finding it hard to swallow normal food.... I have recently started some new medication one of the side effects is a dry mouth so I’m sure this isn’t helping. Any advice would be great... many thanks

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Hi, I had the same problem due to a large hiatus hernia. I found soups very useful but the best thing I found was Wiltshire Farm Foods. They do very soft meals, pureed in fact. They don't look marvellous but they kept me going. You can obviously puree your own food. I kept my weight up by nibbling Bel cheeses, they turn to cream when you chew them. The GP can prescribe protein drinks, but I prefer "proper food". Hope this helps.

Hi tic22

I had a similar problem, not with dry mouth, but acid reflux, sometimes quite severe. Having visited the GP prescribed Lansoprazole 30mg per day, which really did not help. A change in medication was suggested to, Omeprazole 2 x 20mg per day. Although this medication did help reduce the acid reflux, the condition was still a problem.

After some research on the Internet, I discovered that their is another medication you can be prescribed known as Esomeprazole.

I discuseed this with the GP and asked if this was available and was informed that yes it is, but not usually prescribed as it is the more expensive option....😡

I requested that i should try this, GP approved.

My condition is much better, still a little acid, but I deal with it.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.

hunsdon
hunsdon in reply to C8KRH

Hi with your acid reflux did you have the horrible thick yellow/ orange muck come up and give the burning feeling in you upper chest ? It’s not until you can get rid of all the muck you get some relief!!. I have tried many things and I do use my V pillow and also not sleep on my left side , it sounds like the medicine you are trying could help me !!!

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to hunsdon

Hi, occasionally i would experience a yellowish flem.

The burning feeling in the upper chest, i believe is a result of acid build up. The Esomperazole works for me.

Speak to your GP.

Kind regards

Keith

hunsdon
hunsdon in reply to C8KRH

Thank you for replying , I will speak to them , again thank you .

Regards Tina.

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to hunsdon

Your welcome Tina.

Kind regards

Keith

hunsdon
hunsdon in reply to C8KRH

Hi Keith I hope you don’t mind me asking is esomeprazole also known as Nexium ?

Regards

Tina

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to hunsdon

Hi Tina

Nexium is another type of medication, which I believe is available without prescription.

Kind regards

Keith

hunsdon
hunsdon in reply to C8KRH

O right , when you type in esomeprazole up comes Nexium is that because it has the same ingredients l wonder !!! but I will check it out.

Regards

Tina

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to hunsdon

Ok.

Take care

Kind regards

keith

hunsdon
hunsdon in reply to C8KRH

Hi Keith just an update spoke with myGP and support staff from hospital and al, agreed to for me to try esomeprazole and now day 4 and all so far is good , which also means a better nights sleep from worrying about reflux .

Again a big thank you well worth trying

Regards Tina

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to hunsdon

Hi Tina

That's good news, so pleased for you.

Take care.

Kind regards Keith x

Dennis2019
Dennis2019 in reply to C8KRH

Hi

I have been prescribed Esometrazol have been taking them for a week just wondered how long it took you to notice any improvement. At the moment I haven't notice much change in how I feel.

Regards.

C8KRH
C8KRH in reply to Dennis2019

Hi Dennis

What dosage have you been prescribed? 2 x 20mg per day or less?

I am currently on 2 x 20mg, and this works well. I noticed the improvement moving to Esomeprazole from Omeprazole within a few days.

Kind regards

Keith

Hi tlc22, purée your meal and add stock to make it into thin soup consistency or drink Sustagen twice a day (with fibre hospital formula).

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