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burning sensation at base of neck/throat ... anybody else?

I have noticed that a few days after I started the Methimazole, I started having what could be heartburn but it was at the base of my neck/throat area (around where my thyroid is).  I went back on my Zantac and after a few days it subsided.  Now my Meth. dosage has been increased to three times a day and I have noticed that feeling come back/increase.  Its odd though.  It only happens shortly after I take my Meth.  Truthfully it makes me wonder if it is working instantly on the thyroid, since I am only having this feeling in this area.  Additional antacids aren't touching it.  Has anybody else experienced this?  Maybe its just a form of heartburn from the med.  Hmm...
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I had it with my anti-thyroid med.
I think it is the meds stopping the thyroid from producing more hormones...although it could be inflammation.
I always gargled after taking my anti-thyroid meds. (NOT SALT water though).
Use a mouth gargle like Listerine or something to that effect.
Try a teaspoon of honey too...that works a treat.
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