I was prescribed 40mg of OMEPRAZOLE for silent reflux once a day. The only symptom I feel is chronic cough and constant clearing of the throat. Once I start coughing then I get mucus and a runny nose. Cough and phlems can last 2 to three hours every day which it affects my daily quality of life. I read all the reviews in this website and not one person has my health issues. I am in my 3 day and cough it's still not completely gone. Please share if anybody has silent reflux and if I have hope getting rid of this cough with this medicine. I am 50 years old. Thank you.
Its a good place to start. If needed your dr can move you to one of the newer ones.
Try all ppi's and h2's separate and in combo till you find the one that works don't settle for less , omeprazole is always the first drug of choice. I was on 40 twice a day for 6 months and was miserable now I switch between famotidine and nizatidine every 6 month
And they both work great for me. So don't give up or settle.
Silent Refulx often manifests itself in a chronic cough and is usually a neurogenic cough which I understand starts from a virus. Have you had the tests for reflux? I have and it shows that I have reflux but not acid reflux. I have been coughing nonstop for 25 years and have tried all the reflux medicines and neuropathy/epilepsy drugs as well as botox and retylene injections with no success. hydrocodone Syrup has been the only successful treatment but with all the attention on opioid use, doctors will no longer prescribe it for me. I have been referred to a surgeon who does a procedure called Stretta which is a noninvasive endoscopic procedure that tightens the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus thereby inhibiting the liquid from going back up and irritating the nerves. If the doctor agrees, I will most certainly go for it. You can google it and actually see the procedure done.
Good luck to you. Stay tuned.
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