I underwent cardiac surgery 2 months ago and since then, I've been experiencing (intense) reflux for the first time in my life. The most concerning issue being that my throat has a tendency to swell (or at least feel like it's swollen) as a direct result. An ENT diagnosed me with LPRD and prescribed Prilosec 20mg/2 day. But, if anything, that seemed to make it worse after 2 weeks of use(is that even possible?). I've done some tests (barium swallow, st xray) but things in that dept. seem normal. Is it possible that there could be a correlation between the surgery my newfound UGI problems? More specifically, could it be my post op treatment (Plavix 75mg 1/day, Aspirin 325mg 1/day) causing this to happen? If so, what are my options? Should I give PPI's another chance? Should I follow up with a GI? Are PPI's and H2B's safe to take together? If so, would this be a recommended course? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!