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Throbbing in the chest, foamy white mucus after coughing. Taking lanzsoporole for acid reflux. Suffer from osteoprosis

I have throbbing in my whole chest which wakened me . For the past two days I have been bringing up foamy white mucus with no cough or cold symptoms . I have been taking Lanzsoporole for symptoms of acid reflux . Have had no sleep for three nights with throbbing behind sternum and mucus giving nausea . I am 54 and have taken Alendronic acid for 4 years for Oesteoporosis .
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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The symptoms you have described leads to Alendronic acid induced OESOPHAGITIS and GASTRITIS.

Alendronic acid has a very known side effect of gastritis and oesophagitis , some people have this side effect immediately , some have after months , and even 3-5 years of using it . taking the pill in upright sitting position early morning can reduce it but does not rules out completely.

Lansoprazole is long acting stomach acid reliever , but alendronic acid is so strong than lansoprazole to heal your small drug iinduced stomach arosions.

Your foamy mucus , reflects all night long regurgutation and reflex of stomach burning.

I would suggest to have a review with your GP to stop or switch alendronic acid with less stomach problems.

Hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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