I am a 30 year old woman who has had GERD for 15 years, I was also diagnosed with a hiatal hernia about 2 years ago.
I have taken drugs such as Zantac, Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, and now Protonix for both conditions in the past 10 years. I have had dyspagia, a lump on the left side of my throat, laryngitis, and pain while swallowing for 2 months. A barium swallow study indicated a "cricopharyngeal hpertrophy", and I am scheduled to have an endoscopy in a week. I saw an ENT, and he agreed with the swallow study results, felt the swelling in my neck, and says one of my lymph nodes is also swollen. I had some blood work done about a month and a half ago, indicating that my TSH level was "borderline". I have also lost 10 pounds. I am 5 feet 10 inches, and weight now 135 pounds. Any possible relationship between the cricopharyngeal hpertrophy and thyroid results? I am in pain, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions or possibilities. Thank you!
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