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Outlaw
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   Posted 5/1/2006 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been getting a tight throat feeling for a month now,like someone has there hand my throat,and its tight.sometimes there is a lump feeling i cant help but wig when i feel this right?i also have gerd this could be gerd relted but i feel it when i dont have heartburn?im confused been to the er,said they couldnt see nothing..its off and on,i hadthe endoscope 1 1/2 year ago..im scared its something bad than again im always scared like that..amyone relate??
outlaw

Nell1965
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   Posted 5/2/2006 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes
tight throat and the feeling of a lump is common in GERD its also a common anxiety symptom as well called globus hystericus(,its to do with spasm in the throat area caused by anxiety and tension in the muscles), yours could be a mixture of both, neither of these is ever usually a sign of something more sinister going on in the throat area as these things dont tend to present like that.
Nell

Outlaw
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   Posted 5/2/2006 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the reply went to the G.I today,they said it was gerd related.im looking at the surgey route,and the g.i has me schedulded for another scope just had one 1 1/2 years ago iy was ok..also having the 24 hr test..

so now im tripping its something serious guys even though some of the tests are for the surgery option,the scope was mentioned after,i said the tightness of throat..im scared any help..im only 27..help me guys?? 


Nell1965
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   Posted 5/3/2006 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Im pretty sure that you dont have anything serious wrong with you the scope is just routine,your doc would have told you if he thought that there could be something more serious wrong with you, you still have youth on your side and im sure he had planned to scope you all along he just chose to mention it at that part of the conversation and your anxiety has homed in on it,try and relax as your anxiety will worsen your gerd and your tight throat.
take it easy
Nell

Outlaw
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   Posted 5/4/2006 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks im 27 and i freaking out I just dont want it to be serious???More replys??

jboond
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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i started getting a tight feeling in my throat when i was at my grans. It started when i was sat down i kinda liked burped and i felt a bit off a gassy burp..lol..anyway then my throat(were my adams apple is felt really tight so i gave it like one week and it went better.but now it seems to come back when i am in hot weather like going on holiday to greece etc. and then when i get back it goes after sum time im a bit scared of going to doctors im only 14 and i was just wondering if there was anything actually rong with me because im goign to greece again soon and i no as soon as i get there it  will start and then i will have to put up with it for 2 week or just try and remain in side.it goes ok when i eat or drink but then when i stop it slowly comes bak///help ty x

DanielleR
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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, My name is Danielle. Ive been having a realy tight throat everyday for the last month. Ive been told it's from my anxiety and stress. Sometimes it gets so bad I gag and feel like throwing up. Ive lost 11 LBs now and Im already a skinny teen.. Does anyone have any advise on how I can try and relax my throat?! Im getting desperate for help.

DanielleR
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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have any advise for me, my Yahoo screen name is punk_chick_lover@yahoo.com E-mail me anytime!

jodie47
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   Posted 11/28/2007 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this forum but have had these symtoms for 10 months now. the eating does releive the uncomfortable feeling but has also led to about 15 ponds. lol.
I've been looking on the net too andhave discovered that there are TONS of people with these EXACT symtoms.
I have been for every test under the sun, bariumswallow, scope down my throught, ultra sound, thyroid specialists, blood tests, urine tests, throught specialists. ect.
Thay all say that there is nothing pysically wrong with me and that it is most likely acid reflux and or stress.
well I quit my stressful job, that did not help.
I take Zantac steady, that does not help.
I've been to a psycologist, that did not help.
I'm still hoping one day it goes away so that I can feel normal again.
oh I've even tryed accupuncture that did not work either.
there was another forum that I found and it led me to look up Cricopharyngeal Spasm.
that INFO was very hlpful.
Don't worry your not going to die.
but if anyone can tell me how to make it go away with out drugs i would appreciate it

Razzle
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   Posted 12/1/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I would think any treatment that helps learn how to relax the specific muscle(s) involved would be helpful. Guided imagery, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, etc., can do this.

Also, chamomile, skullcap, and valarian root are herbs that have relaxing qualities and may be helpful (make sure to check with a pharmacist on drug-herb interactions first if you take any over-the-counter or prescription medications). Don't use valarian or skullcap if you plan to drive/operate machinery - these herbs can be very relaxing and can put you to sleep. Also, the chamomile is cross-reactive with ragweed, so if you are allergic to ragweed you should avoid chamomile.

Magnesium and Calcium supplements may also help - these two minerals are required for proper nerve & muscle function, and an imbalance or deficiency in either of them can lead to muscle spasms and cramps. Make sure you are getting enough of both. If you take supplements of these minerals already, you may need additional supplements during the times that you are dealing with the spasms to help encourage the body to make the spasms stop happening.

And finally, avoid eating food or drinking liquids that are too extreme in temperature. This is a known trigger of esophageal spasms for myself and others.

I hope this helps - take care,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, possible Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
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bokbok
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   Posted 12/1/2007 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
hi i,ve been getting throat problems past couple of days, acid taste in mouth for 4 weeks and past couple of days a funny cough all from acid coming up. i,m on 2 ppi,s a day , tried 2 nexium aday still same, but they think my valve is not working that well i,m scared as i have barratts but i,m waiting for the test to check valve then i,m going to probally have the surgery if the valve is weak cause there is nothing working for me at the moment. sad

maestro4662
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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you with reflux who are considering the Nissen Fundoplication, please consider the following.
 
1. You WILL NOT be able to throw up after this surgery. Try 5-6 hours of dry heaves when you get the flu. You will regret the decision to have that surgery at that moment, trust me on this one!
 
2. The slippage rate of Nissen's is fairly high. A re-wrap of the stomach is a risky surgery which could result in your esophogus having to be run out the side of your neck for the time it takes to heal the nick that the doctor made in your esophogus. Of course, this is rare, however, if it happens to you, it is a big deal.
 
3. If the Nissen fails, you will need to be on a PPI and hope it works. Remember, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO THROW UP!!!!
 
4. The scar tissue from the surgery can be problematic. I had to have another surgery to release strictures with an experimental mesh put in to prevent strictures. This complication will depend on how you scar and heal. Just know that it could be a complication and the surgery will not be laproscopic. Most likely it will be a more invasive type of procedure, however it could be done laproscopically as well.
 
5. I had a trocar site hernia from the original Nissen surgery. Ask your doc about how this happens.
 
6. Even doctors who have reflux ask a lot questions before they have this surgery.
 
7. Use an experienced doctor who has done a lot of these surgeries and uses another doctor during the procedure.
 
8. If you choose to have this surgery, make sure you must have it to prevent erosion of the esophogus, barrets esophogus, etc. It should be your last resort. Try every medicine and combination of such that has ever been made. If you can control it with medication, then do so and forget the surgery.
 
9. Also, my laproscopic Nissen took 6 hours and I ended up with 6 stainless steel staples to hold everything together in the abdomen. Therefore, make sure you have an experienced doctor and they will tell you that it should take from 1.5-2 hours for the surgery. Good luck.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/27/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
maestro-
Welcome to the forum. I am sorry you had such a rough time with your surgery. You did make a very valid point a couple times, find a very experienced surgeon. I would like to add to that though. Your surgeon should have a very high success rate without complications also. As far as vomiting goes, most of us have an anti nausea med on hand to control this. Also not everyone cannot vomit. There are a few here who still can vomit.
I also want to ask if you would please start a new thread and introduce yourself. You have posted on a very old thread. Thank you.

Take care,
Bill
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