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lump in throat

Hi for the last 2 months I have had lump in my throatand am very tired,and when eat steak i choke on it if not chewed right up.when physio touches it I feel like cant catch breath,like choking me,is very tender on left side and touch antom apple feels choking feeling,just quit smoking 4 months ago and gained 30 pounds,doctor thinks all in my head.took ultrsound on throat for thyrods and blood tests,nothing showed up for sugar high,on border line doctor said.Waiting for appointment with throat specialist said he will give me scope in throat,so nervous,hope they put me to sllep when put scope down throat,do they as have very badgaug reflax,cant even swallow pills.doctor put me on Pantoprazole for acid reflux says like nexium,so nervous hope they find out what wrong,hope not throat cancer or something serious like that from smoking all those years,left side hurts to touch,physio trying laser on it.sore throat in morning too,but gets better in the day.
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Is it your lymphnodes? Just regular throat? I've had an endoscopy done.. I've had nausea for a very long time, and I didn't have any issues. They do have a spray they can use, though. I didn't ask for it, but if you're worried, do so, or try to let the doctor know beforehand.

You MIGHT have an infection that came from quitting smoking. It could be damage that was just covered up so it didn't become worse or better, or in the midst of healing an infection caught, or you got a sinus infection that moved to other places, etc.

Don't let your doctors tell you it's all in your head. This seems to be common when THEY do not know why something is. You are living in your body, you know when something is wrong.

I semi know what you're going through at the moment. I have lymphnodes that have been swollen for a few months now, but I also do have a goiter. The goiter has gone down, and I have realized with the lymphnodes + no obstruction to my throat, I have gaggy issues touching it. This is why I ask if it's your lymphnodes. It seems to effect even the middle of my throat with a gag reaction.

Researching your medication, I see that it's a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which means you will be making LESS acid. If it doesn't seem to be helping you, tell your doctor. I know that omeprazole (in any form) does not work for me, so possibly not all PPIs will work for you. If you work at a job that does drug testing, you might want to know this information, "This medication may affect the results of certain lab tests, such as drug screenings (pantoprazole can cause a false positive for THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis."

The best thing you can be doing is doing research on your symptoms, your medication, similar medications, your tests, procedures: everything. It's your body, know what's going on.
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  Hi and welcome to the GERD forum.

I agree...push for answers, u know ur body...it could be the drastic change in not smoking ne more that u now feel this underlying issue...it may have been there b4, but u now notice it more...??

DO continue to press for answers and let us know what u find out <3
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