Painful Swallowing?

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Summer3
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   Posted 1/9/2012 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The new symptoms just keep coming! I feel like a chronic complainer.

Yesterday I noticed when I went to take my pills that it hurt to swallow them. Far down in my throat like when you take a pill dry and it gets stuck (I always take them with water though). Today it isn't any better. It feels like a large lump or something is stuck, in the center of my chest. It hurts when I swallow anything including drinks/food or saliva (gross sorry). I also had a weird pain in my lungs last night like how you feel if you go running in really cold air, except I was in a heated house!

Anyone have any ideas about these? Thanks!

Post Edited (Summer3) : 1/9/2012 11:20:33 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/9/2012 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer3 - when I was back in college - waaaay back in 1978 - I had a bout with chlamydia and the doctor in the University clinic prescribed tetracycline for me....I had the same symptoms you are having - painful swallowing (and I have never had problems swallowing pills) - it got so bad, I could not swallow water or eat in the dining hall. A call to the clinic and they told me to stop the tetracycline immediate. The problem cleared in a day! They told me it was a rare alergic reaction to tetracycline. So, even now, I cannot take any of the tetra family of abx's - including doxycycline (no -cyclines). You might want to check that out. The lung pain is just a Lyme symptom is my guess...it's been discussed on here before.

Summer3
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   Posted 1/9/2012 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I never even thought about it being an allergy. I know I have sensitivity to cephalexin, but a rash/itching type allergy. I'm taking clarithromycin now and mepron. Would an allergy be delayed like this though? I've been taking the meds for two weeks without a problem.

I have had a throat swelling problem from other allergies, but it is usually higher up in my throat, like where my tonsils are, not way down in my chest. I can usually just take benadryl for that but I have an epipen somewhere too.

I guess I'll wait a little longer and if it doesn't stop, maybe I'll call the office.

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   Posted 1/9/2012 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard that milder allergic reactions tend to get worse over time, so that could definitely be a possibility.

You might want to try taking some benadryl to see if that helps (plus then you'll be able to narrow down whether it's an allergy or not).
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yazzer
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   Posted 1/9/2012 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah - mine was high in my throat like where the Adams apple is...plus, it happened very quickly - a day after taking the tetracycline. But, still, you may just want to circle back with your doc on that one...

Summer3
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   Posted 1/9/2012 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
So I called the doctor's office and I'm waiting to hear back.

After doing some research, I think it is Candida. I was taking probiotics, but I did notice my tongue was white the other day. I guess I should have quickly done something about that. I started drinking Kefir and a lot of it, but apparently that didn't work.

I'm now looking for some natural remedies. I'd like to avoid taking any more prescriptions. However, I can't find anything that works for a current infection. Most seem to be preventative and not specifically targeting the esophagus.

Post Edited (Summer3) : 1/27/2012 8:41:59 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/9/2012 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had pain in my throat area and down near the collar bone, but that was my thyroid. There is an amazing amount of people with tick-borne infections that have something like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis like me. Is this a possibility for you?
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