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New to this site. I was diagnosed with thryoid nodules a year ago. Seeing an ENT who thinks I have acid reflux. One month ago I started this feeling in my throat as if something is stuck Can't lay down it gets worse Have no heartburn The only other symptons are my chest feels like I'm haveing a heartattack and my middle back hurts. Going for a barrium swallow this week Has anyone with thryoid have these symptons of acid reflux.
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620923 tn?1452919248
HI and welcome to the GERD forum.
Below is a copy of one of the Health Pages here on MH.

Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux are:
Continual throat clearing
Chronic throat irritation
Chronic cough
Excessive phlegm the throat
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Constant sensation of something in the throat
Swallowed food comes back up
Post nasal drainage
Weak voice
Cracking voice
Blockage of the breathing passage
Spasm of the larynx (voice box)
This condition is a result of both UES and LES not working correctly.
And it is possible not to have typical gerd/acid reflux  symptoms.
798555 tn?1292791151
Well you have the list of symytyms from Selma above.

To answer your question -"Has anyone with thryoid have these symptons of acid reflux"?

YES, refux, silent or the more heartburn type (a different feeling) can actually be the result of low hypothyroid. This comes up on the thyroid part Medhelp often. This does not mean that this is the cause for you, just one possibility.

****So you have thryoid nodules, you dont mention if you take thyroid med or not?***

Hypothyroid if untreated slows down every single body organ. This means less stomach acid which slows digestion- also a cause of reflux. And it also means muscles do not work correctly- any can be affected. LES and UES are muscles.

I have Hoshis (hypothyroid) and there was a time when both my LES and UES would both open occasionally if laying totally flat. Very scary deal! Slept reclined for one week. I did not have the feeling of heart burn, but acid went up to my teeth a few times and it stung my vocals! If the LES and UES get 'fried' from acid, its like they get parallized and take forever to heal. I am fine now but have laid off acid causing food for the rest of my life! When my TSH is off, signs of my reflux can return.

620923 tn?1452919248
Hi I wanted to add that nodules on the thyroid often times is dx as Hashimotos' a autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. If u have one autoimmune disorder there r possibilities u will have others.

Acid reflux can be found in many with autoimmune issues....and yes, I too have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I also have EDS, which is autoimmune and have a hiatal hernia.

Sometimes there r several things going on at once.

A gerd diet is a great place to start and we do have info in the Health Pages here on Medhelp.....and please keep in mind, foods that r listed as safe can still affect some people....u have to find what ur triggers r and what ur safe foods r.

If u need help navigating please let us know.

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