Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 4/10/2008 2:15:51 PM (GMT-6)
I too felt like I had a lump in my throat. It was never there when I woke up in the morning but would most times appear about 3 hrs later. I started keeping a log of what and when I ate, seeing that I was told by an ENT (who scoped my throat - thru my nose), a Gastroenterologist (who did an EGD), and my General Practitioner, that it was GERD. I started the log hoping to avoid the lifelong medicinal remedies these doctors were pushing. To make a long story short, I continued to research 'lump in throat' on the internet. After 8 months of this lump and finding no pattern from the log I was diligently keeping, I finally stumbled across an article on voicedoctor.net where Dr. James P. Thomas suggested that my specific symptoms could be from a Cricopharyngeal spasm. I then remembered that I had severely burned my throat w/scalding hot coffee around the time my symptoms appeared. I decided to do an extreme test - I did not talk for an entire day - AND THE LUMP NEVER APPEARED that day. I have now been lump free for a month by just speaking softly and sparingly. (My husband is happier than I am with this remedy!!!!!). Good luck.
Post Edited (tutulady) : 2/10/2007 7:47:12 AM (GMT-7)
dogs and jeeps,
Hello and welcome to Healing Well, I am Kitt. I saw your post and realized you have posted your first post to an old post from May...........It would be great if you could post a new post under your own name so we can all be sure to meet you.
When you open a thread you will see a button at the top that says:
Your right on re the lump in throat topic, always have your physician rule out any physical causes with these symptoms.
Again I am so happy you have joined our group.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/15/2007 5:03:08 PM (GMT-6)
I am sorry you are going through this and I hope it soon subsides. Please take care.
Keep on posting.
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