About two weeks ago, out of the blue, I started having trouble swallowing or at least feel like I am having trouble swallowing. I always feel like something is stuck in my throat, and it is difficult for me to eat solids. I went to the ER-they did an xray..no tumor. Referred me to an ENT at UPMC..they did a scope and didn't see anything wrong with my swallowing on camera with water, applesauce, and pudding. Nothing was blocking my throat..they did see my throat was a little irritated and thought it might be acid reflux but they were not sure since the irritation was minor. I had never had digestive troubles before..I have been taking prilosec OTC for about a week with no improvement. The last two or three days I feel "tired" in the neck right below my adams apple. The muscle there feels as if it has been worked out,even when I have not eaten anything or done anything.
I did not tell the ENT that at the time because I had not noticed it until after the visit.
This has put a hold on everything. I cannot eat in public because I am constantly worried about choking. I cannot eat alone. I have a hard time eating solids//I feel as if I was choking I wouldn't know about it since there is this lump in my throat. I have tried to relax while eating since I thought it might be in my head. It hasn't helped..I am not sure what to do.
I have the same problem as you. Feeling of food stuck in throat after eating and also feeling of slight soreness of neck muscles. Please contact me at ***@****. I would appreciate what you have done to alleviate the problem. I read that they could be due to GERD and takes some time to heal.
hopefully you're cured by now. i just started posting on this site because of what happened to me. you may have LPR. (Larynogpharyngeal Reflux Disease) While it's absolutely silly to diagnose you over the internet (not to mention i'm not a doctor), i've gone through almost a year of Hell before it was finally diagnosed in me...and diagnosed BY ME. the doctors could never figure it out for some reason. anyway, common symptoms are: tightness in the throat, hoarseness, frequent throat clearing and coughing, Asthma-like symptoms, a feeling of swelling in the throat, and post nasal drip. It's a type of reflux but it goes up to the back of your throat. People don't experience heartburn with this. The treatment includes things like Prilosec and/or Protonix, coupled with Zantac or the equivalent and a change in diet. The process involved higher doses of meds than regular reflux (GERD) and there is a surgical option if you aren't getting much better in a year or so. here's an article from Columbia University: www.entcolumbia.org/lprd.htm - Bottom line, i'm not sure this is what you have but think about the symptoms and, if they fit, let your doctors know this possibility right away so you don't spend months bouncing around from doctor to doctor like I had to...good luck. by the way, prilosec can take several weeks to start working, especially when you have LPD instead of regular GERD.
I too have all the symptoms you have described for LPR. In addition -- every once in a while (esp. after I eat) I have pressure on the back of my head and I feel rather dizzy. Lasts for about 1 hour or so and goes away. I have had this on and off for about a year now. Went to the emergency last summer when I had a bad bout of it. They did some blood work, took some xrays but didn't find anything and sent me home. Been suffering with it ever since. Not sure what to do.
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