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Hi,i have had a problem with my throat for about 5 months. It feels like a lump in the back of my throat, and feel like im not getting enoughair ,also i have a weird feeling from the back of my throat to the middle of my chest, almost like a numbing sensation or dry throat.I seen a doctor and was put on amoxacilin  and prilosac but that still did not help, then he ordered a MRI and a barium swallow which showed nothing but a little acid reflux.still taking the prilosac but still have the same symptoms.Is there anything  else you would suggest i do.
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Hi,
An upper GI endoscopy and 24 hours pH monitoring test may be done.
For symptom relief, continue taking prilosec and modify your lifestyle.

Lifestyle modifications -
1. Head elevation while sleeping
2. Small frequent meals
3. Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food
4. Avoiding bed time snacks
5. Avoiding smoking and alcohol
6. Avoiding tight fitting clothes
7. Avoiding cola, citrus drinks, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee, spicy food
8. Weight reduction
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- Ratnakar Kini M.D.

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Do you think it can be throat cancer???Im not a smoker and im a social drinker ,every thing i read points to throat cancer which got me really concerned.I also read somthing called cricophargngeal spasms do you think it could be that. sorry doc, im just really nervous i have had this just to long. thank you.
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