marthamae, I think you're absolutely right about
it being some kind of cycle...I'm not sure if it's GERD, or something else (I mean I have GERD, but maybe the throat tightening is not just from that)...
lmb0114, What is "UC"? I'm not so much worried about the procedure itself, I'm worried that it will ruin something in the esophagus, such as forcing it to be out of the correct shape and require me to get it stretched all the time for the rest of my life...Bye the way, I also choke terribly, like you did...So, maybe it will be a solution!
But, marthamae, didn't you say that it doesn't help with the lump in the throat, but it only helps with the food getting stuck??
I am soooo tired of the choking!!