On Saturday, 1/23 I was eating Chinese food and got choked on a small piece of chicken. While trying to clear my throat food came back up into my throat. For the last 4 days I have felt like I have a "lump in my throat" accompanied by minor upper chest pain. Whenever I swallow it is really an annoying feeling, but it is there all the time. I have had this "lump in the throat" one time before and it lasted a few days, however this time I am concerned due to the accompanying chest discomfort. I have not eaten much since Saturday night because I keep feeling like the food gets stuck. My husband says that there is nothing in my throat and it just feels like there is. I breath fine, talk fine, and sing fine - just have this very very annoying feeling of having a lump in my throat. I have a difficult time taking my daily medicine as all of it seems to get stuck. I am on my second day of taking Prilosec to try to help with any excess stomach acids that may try to come back at me. Without food I feel like all I am doing is increasing the concentration of stomach acids though. I also seem to be belching a lot. How long can I reasonably expect this to last and is there anything I can do to help make this feel better? How can I tell if there is really something in my throat or if this is just a feeling? In my case, did this come about by the stomach acids burning the esophagus or did it cause an esophageal spasm? Just wondering what I am really feeling as it is distressing. Any knowledge on the subject would be greatly appreciated. I stress less if I understand what is happening.