not sure where to start. I'm a 31 year old female.
Couple months ago, I started noticing that I was choking on my saliva, more and more. I work face to face with clients talking and would have to leave the room to get my breath and tears off my face after choking. Not sure if that's related to anything. I'd say once every other week for frequency.
But, the other night I was eating dinner, pasta salad from a box and ham, and felt this weird pressure in my lower esophagus. I pushed through dinner, very uncomfortable. It's been a few days since the incident and it hasn't gotten better. Drinking, eating or swallowing feels as if I have to fight against my body!
It feels like I have food stuck in my throat at the bottom of my esophagus...behind my sternum. It takes about two second after swallowing to feel the pressure. I also can't stop burping!!! It feels like I have all this pressure or balloons in my stomach pushing on my esophageal flap and I'm pushing the other way, and it's like tug of war!
I'm bothered enough to call the doctor.... I've never had a problem with anything. No heartburn, no reflux, nothing, except when I was pregnant (5 years ago)...and this is just so sudden and persistent. Thoughts?
My only recent changes I've noticed is my milk consumption. I'm a milk drinker, but the past month I've almost tripled my intake, drinking a gallon every two days..... Please don't tell me I have a dairy allergy.... I'd probably just die instantly as its my only no give up food. I absolutely love milk!
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