Trouble with Swollowing

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sierra48
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   Posted 3/15/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
New to LPR/Gerd so I have many questions.  I have a lot of phelgm and do a lot of spitting up.  It feels like my throat is clogged.  I also have problems with swollowing food.  It seems like I chew and chew but the food just won't go down.  No problem with soup or baked potatoe but forget a piece of meat.  Is this common?  Many thanks for your help.

dencha
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   Posted 3/15/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sierra,
People with reflux often get constrictions in their esophagus which create problems with swallowing. When that happens, the GI doc can dilate and stretch the esophagus during an endoscopy. I'm a teacher, and my principal had that problem...she had the dilation and did fine afterward.

Everyone who suffers with GERD does not get that problem, but a certain group of people do. Have you been to a GI doctor yet? You might want to discuss the problem with him/her.

Good luck,
Denise

sierra48
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   Posted 3/16/2011 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I finally got approved for insurance so now I can have the tests and go to the necessary specialists. My first appt is Apr 5th with an ENT. I am on Dexilant which definitely helps; no more heartburn but plenty of phelgm. Thank you so much for responding.

dencha
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   Posted 3/16/2011 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sierra,
Good luck at the ENT! Let us know how it goes and what he/she says. Hang in there, things will get better.
Take care,
Denise

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   Posted 3/16/2011 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome.  Glad to hear you got the go ahead to see a specialist and April 5th is not that far aways.
 
Keep us posted and know we are here to support and talk with.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

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sierra48
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   Posted 3/16/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. It is so nice to have a conversation with others that understand what one is going through with LPR. My friends and family are very supportive but sometimes I feel like they can't comprehend my frustration or my fears. But today is good. I actually have a voice today which sounds normal; 2nd day in a row. Hopefully the dexilant is starting to work and my good days will outnumber the bad. Enjoy!

grandmaroses
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   Posted 3/16/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow an appointment that quick, hope questions get answered for you. I can't get over how quickly you got an appointment.
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sierra48
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   Posted 3/16/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am fortunate that my friend happens to know the doctor so she got me the appointment or I would still be on hold with the receptionist.
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