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GERD symptoms - healing time for Prevacid...

Hello:
For a little over two months I have been experiencing what seem to be GERD symptoms: loss of range in upper register (I'm a singer), redness on vocal cords, thin sounding voice, no heartburn.  My ENT doc, after nose endioscope exam, said I had GERD and I've been taking Prevacid (30g twice a day)for a week but have felt no better.  Should Prevacid work right away or am I being too impatient?  Another important point: should I stop singing to rest my voice until I feel an improvement?
Does having a damaged esophagus effect ones singing voice?
I am a vegan and follow a very strict diet.  I've cut out coffee, booze, all the usual suspects and feel super healthy apart from this problem.
Thanks for a very helpful site.
SteveL
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Steve,
I am currently on Nexium.  It does take a while to heal.  I was on Protonix for a month in May before I felt relief.  Hope this helps! Beebug
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