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Mo30
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Does that create the symptom of "something stuck in your throat"?
Someone mentioned it but wasn't sure. I have a problem swallowing my food more than I chew so I'm trying to think if that can cause my sensation? i

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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there MohaimenK. I will tell you that my Dad had an issue with swallowing. He ended up having to go get scoped, and his solution was simple. Eat smaller bites, and chew as much as you can. I know that sounds like common sense, but the fact of the matter is maybe you are biting off more than you can chew...or in your case, more than you can swallow, and you don't even realize it.

Hope this helps, keep us updated!
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   Posted 5/1/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Definetly true...I do, just chew a little bit and swallow....It's been like this since I was little though I'm trying to change from doing that and bite properly and take smaller bite.

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   Posted 5/1/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, that is a great place to start, taking smaller bites, and chewing as much as you can.

Have you talked to your doctor about this, and what other symptoms, if any, do you have?
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   Posted 5/2/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, sure did. She gave me Prilosec. Helped w/ acid and all but the feeling of something being in my thoat never goes away. I finally got an appt w/ a GI for May 11th.
 
Sytmptoms:
 
  1. Something always stuck in my throat (at least that's how it feels) right under adams apple
  2. Parts of food stays in throat but eventually goes away
  3. Sinus problems and very severe
  4. Having to take a deep breath every few mins
  5. Sometimes, mild burning whole stomach area but not all the time
  6. Stomach always feeled w/ gas, before/after/during eating food
  7. IBS symptoms also
  8. Oh and sometimes, on bad days (doesn't happen everyday) when I try to bring up something stuck in throat, acid (bitter/sour) will come up and I'll spit it out w/ particles of food.

Other than that, I never had any bleeding issue, such as throwing up blood or blood in stool. Usually all my tests come out normal (urine, stool, blood, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, thairoid, etc) *NO HEART BURN* But pain in chest usually from gas.

Haven't had an endo yet, though a little scared of the result.

(Side note:) Family history is pretty clean of any types of cancer, (well, except, dad's cousin has Breast Cancer). Mom has problems w/ gas/stomac acid once in a while too. But then again, she takes a lot of medications for other things. But no disease or anything serious that I am aware of. (Incase you wanted to know).


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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Did some more research online and someone mentioned LPR Reflux and said that's what he had, finding out after going to his GI.
Makes a lot of sense....
 
  • Continual throat clearing  (yup)
  • Chronic throat irritation  (yup)
  • Chronic cough (yup)
  • Hoarseness (not quiet sure)
  • Excessive phlegm the throat (not quiet sure)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)  (NOT SURE if this is the cause as I am used to not chewing too much before I swallow)
  • Constant sensation of something in the throat (yup)
  • Swallowed food comes back up (yup - even after hours)
  • Post nasal drainage (sometimes)
  • Weak voice (sometimes)
  • Cracking voice (sometimes)
  • Blockage of the breathing passage (yes! mostly ifs the sinus but sometimes I can feel that it's more than just sinus)
  • Spasm of the larynx (voice box) (never paid attention)
  • Wheezing (no)
  • Heartburn (no)

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       Posted 5/6/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
    I am glad you are doing some research! I am also glad you have an appointment set up with a doctor. Please be sure to let us know what he has to say!!!

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon...wishing you the best at your appointment!
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       Posted 5/7/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
    Eating small bites doesn't help me.


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       Posted 5/9/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
    No, friendlygal, it doesn't? Even if you chew a whole lot more than a "regular" person? Wonder why that is...

    My Dad has issues with the chewing and swallowing, as I was saying before, and the doctor also suggested that stress and nerves can play a role in that. I can believe that, because stress and nerves can do all sorts of things to your body, things you wouldn't imagine.

    So, dare I ask, how are the stress levels, and how are the nerves???
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       Posted 5/9/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   

    TammyGrl, actually...At first they thought it was stress...So I was open to going to therapy....And..then they found out that no, in my case it's not stress at all...No therapist in the world thought that I have a stress disorder.  So, in my case...NOpe, it's not stress...

    I have extremely bad GERD, and I also have IBS and motility problems with the esophagus.  All this did come about after I didn't eat during a stressful death situation, HOWEVER, this has lasted now for two years and does not get better when there is no stress.  This is because, the muscles are not functioning properly since I didn't eat for such a long period of time.  Also, the tightening of the throat muscles happens becuase the GERD I have is so vicious and shoots up to my throat.  This makes the muscles retaliate and squeeze tightly.  PLUS, having the IBS (spastic colon) and motility problems with the esophagus (all from not eating before), causes things to have trouble moving.

    so, no, it is not as simple as eating small bites.  Unfortunately Tammygrl,Not everything is that simple.

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