I have had this feeling of a golf ball in my throat for years now and it feels like I am constantly swallowing mucus. The ENT doctor said I had reflux and percribed me Prilosec 20mg twice a day. I didn't feel like It was helping so I stopped it. Saturday night I was drinking beer and all of a sudden I couldn't drink anymore. My throat felt like someone was holding a match up to it. Keep in mind this is all at the base of my esophogus not my upper throat. So since saturday I have not been able to have anything carbonated. The burning sensation is gone but sensation of something in there has not. It is worse than ever before. I have made all the neccessary appointments but am worried and in a lot of discomfort.
This symptom is called globus and it has many causes including GERD.
Dont stop prilosec.
Avoid carbonated drinks as they can worsen it.
Lifestyle modifications are important for complete relief.
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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