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Something stuck in throat feeling
Hi.  For a month now, I've had this feeling of something being stuck in my throat, or as if there is a lump or something there.  I have been to an ear, nose, throat specialist twice.  He put me on Augmentin for 10 days, plus a precscription antacid.  He thought I had "Silent Reflux".......meaning I have no heartburn or any other symptoms, but that the acid was skipping my stomach and going to my throat, basically.  This did not work.  The next appt., he put a tube with the camera down my nose and looked at my throat.  He saw nothing.  He also did an XRay on my sinuses.  He saw that I had a blockage and an infection.  My septum is also crooked.  I told him I have no problems, although I do have drainage that I had not ever really noticed until all of this came up.  He put me on another round of antibiotics (5 day Z pack) and prescribed Flonase.  This has also NOT WORKED.  I'm about to lose my mind.  I go back in 2 days.  The doctor wants to check me for allergies,,,,,,,,,which I know I have, but they haven't bothered me at all.   Just curious if anyone else has experienced this, did it go away, and what did you do for it.  Thank you very much!
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Hi...just wondering, have u been tested for thyroid issues?...the nodules can also give that stuck in the throat feeling too!!...and I thought silent reflux b4 I opened ur thread too!

Antibiotics can cause more reflux...ask about taking a probiotic to help with that too.

"selma"
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I was just tested yesterday.  They should be calling tomorrow.
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Good luck on the results.

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The tests came back normal.   The ENT is wanting to perform sinus surgery!    I'm just not sure that will cure my problem................   He thinks I  have this feeling due to nasal drip.   I don't have any other problems with my sinuses..........at least not enough to go through surgery.   I've asked my doctor to schedule a Barium Swallow.....advised from another doctor.  My doctor does not think this will show anything   ??    I'm get so aggravated from all of this.
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I am not much of an expert but I to have that feeling at times that something is hanging in my throat I have had the scope down my throat with showed I have a mild case of esophegitis which they prescribed me carafate and dexilant however in my case I canoot get solid food to pass down normally as it should and it causes me axiety with the feeling of food being stuck and a pressure feeling above my chest that goes away after a while. For the past 4 months I have been eating nothing but malt o meal and drinking protien soy shakes which are the only 2 things I can get down without discomfort. This past Friday my Gastro dr sent me to have a esophageal motility test to check the pressue in my throat when I swallowed and it showed I had some high readings yet I will not know until Monday for the results and also when I was younger I had a dr mention I might have an elongated styloid process which as you get older can cause swallowing problems and discomforts, I mentioned this to my Gastro dr as a last resort if the other test came back normal however i''d have to have a cat scan to test to see if its the elongated styloid aka known as eagle claw disease.
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Sounds like it might be Esophagitis . I took Nexium.for about 2 years and I got worse. I never had heartburn during the day. I had the Silent Reflux which was happening when I was sleeping. I had to sleep elevated with a wedge pillow.
Finally I went to a Gastroenterologist .... had the scope done and it was Grade C Esophagitis and a small hiatal hernia .
3 weeks ago I had the new TIF procedure... Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication with EsophyX. It's hard following the diet after surgery but is well worth it.
I'm glad I had it done!
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Hi...if u r not comfortable with the suggestion of surgery at this point by all means do have a few more tests to confirm what the root of ur GERD is.

Post Nasal Drip can cause GERD issues to flare and continue...so it is a possible cause.

But u should rule out if u have a hiatal hernia, or high acid or low acid with a PH test.

Good luck and do post an update

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