For about three months, I've had this swelling in my throat. The throat isn't sore, but when I swallow, I can feel inflamation just below the adam's apple. I also feel the food or liquid I eat moving down to my stomach (as if the swelling exists all the way down; like swallowing a pill without water). When I laugh or breath hard, I have a slight weeze. I'm conscious of my breathing, because it is inhibited in the slightest way. The doctor gave me antibiotics....nothing. Throat culture....nothing.
I get temporary relief from prolonged exersise, and eating (for about five minutes). When I sit, I fell like I'm burping about every two minutes, but the burp only comes half way up. I don't have much heartburn, but maybe stomach acid is somehow causing the irritation? I've also tried drinking a lot of water, in case it was dehydration....nothing.
the symptoms that you describe could result from esophageal reflux or an esophageal motor abnormality i.e. impairment of normal coordinated esophageal contractions. A trial of over-the-counter H2 receptor antagonists would be an initial step. If your symptoms persist, then you need to see a doctor for other medications and possibly additional testing.
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