Ultra Painfull Throat..

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Mr.Morehead
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   Posted 10/12/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am suffering with a very painfull throat.  The right side of my throat just below my adams apple is on fire.  When it is not on fire it feels like a nail is jammed through it (and thats on a good day!).  Eating is tough, I am super sensitive on that side and swallowing can really hurt and the pain becomes unbearable.  I have had ALL the tests done and none have shown anything abnormal (Baruim swallow, MRI, Endoscopy, etc)  Painkillers do not help including oxycodone.  The only relief I get is in the morning after a good nights sleep (I take Ambien). I never wake up to the pain...it comes on only after I eat breakfast.
The only clue I have to go on is that my throat sort of "gurggles" (like gas being released) in the exact spot where the pain is, but only when I am in bed at night.
Could this be silent gerd?  or daytime gerd?  Could acid be coming up on that one spot in my throat consistantly and causing this endless pain?
So far, antiacids and PPI's have not helped.  I have tried using prylosec 2 times a day for about a month with no results.
Any comments or ideas would be welcome.  I am at my whits end with this.  I am unable to work due to the pain.  The pain has taken over my life.  I am getting really desperate for relief.
 

stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Mr. Morehead,

Welcome to HealingWell and the Gerd - Heartburn forum. We are so glad you found us.

Silent reflux refers to GERD that presents without noticeable symptoms. Some people have a low sensitivity to acid in the esophagus, and do not notice esophageal reflux as much as others. In such cases, it is easy to disregard occasional GERD symptoms as simple heartburn.

The lack of acid reflux symptoms does not, however, mean that acid reflux is not damaging the esophagus. The lack of GERD symptoms can mean that silent reflux damage is quite advanced when it is finally diagnosed. Long-term silent reflux damage increases the risk of acid reflux complications.

May I ask how long you have had the pain?  Also you may want to get a second opinion. After all of your tests what conclusion did the Physicians come up with? If this is keeping you from work then you need to get a dx.

I am sure you will get comments from other members so stick with us.

Kitt


 

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Mr.Morehead
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Kitt,Sorry for the delay in my response back to you.  Yes, I have been to several ENT and have all said basically that everything looks fine...no evidance of reflux.

I am very desperate for some answers.  The pain tonight is unbearable.  Eating dinner is the worst!  Did I mention that for me the mornings are better, but as the day goes by my throat seems to get more and more painfull and sensitive.  I can even feel the pain spot with my finger pushing in on my throat (right side, just above my adams), and when I do that it can really set it off.

Here is a clue: when my throat is really hurting, I sometimes have a metalic taste in my mouth but only on the one side (wierd to have half your mouth taste funny)

Also, my teeth are rapidly loosing enamal.  3 cavities and counting. But, that could be from all the pain meds I have tried.  (Even morphine sulphate 15 mg does not help with the pain)

Thanks for reading this...I am open to any help!


stkitt
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Good Evening,

Have you ever had a parotid gland infection?

Obstruction to the flow of saliva most commonly occurs in the parotid and submandibular glands, usually due to stone formation. Symptoms typically occur when eating. Saliva production is initiated, but cannot exit the ductal system, leading to swelling of the involved gland and significant pain, sometimes with an infection.

Other things can cause obstruction of the parotid gland so you may want to see an ENT.  I had a blocked gland and the pain and swelling on the right side of my face and neck was very painful.

I had an MRI to rule/out any complete blockage. My MRI turned out fine but I was glad to get it checked out.  Just food for thought. Remember I am not a professional........I am a member just like everyone else. cool
Take care

Kitt


 

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Mr.Morehead
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the tip. I am going to a 3rd ENT next week so i will have him check out the saliva gland.  I have no swelling anywhere and I thiink that is what baffles Doctors because they love to find eithier redness or white spots with swollon glands.  My G.P. said last month after I had spent about $15,000 in tests (good insurance) " well, I can not figure out why you have unbearable pain in your throat, but I can say that you do not have cancer"  That made me feel happy and mad!

 At least when you had that salverie gland problem you had some dectable swelling.  I have been in pain over 4 months now so my neck and face should be just about football size!   But not even a fricken pimple!!

Thanks for taking your time with me


stkitt
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   Posted 10/24/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I hope that you finally get an answer to what is causing your pain.  I hate to hear of members in so much pain. Keep us posted and vent when you feel like it.

We are here to support you.

Kitt


 

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LTCgirl
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   Posted 10/31/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I am also dealing with chronic sore throat for 10 months.  Long story short I had a 24 hr PH momamery test done in Sept and it came back with "nutcracker esophagus".  Basically spasms of the esophagus.  Suggested treatment calcium channel blockers, muscle relaxants or final step botox injections into the esophagus area.  Very frustrating.
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