I think I've finally got my reflux under control with the exception of one symptom that is extremely bothersome. I am experiencing throat tightness that does not want to go away! My first symptom was the sensation of a lump in my throat, which started in February. Then other symptoms developed. I was put on Prilosec, then Nexium, and finally Dexilant, the latter being the only one that has worked for me. I've also had my esophagus dilated. All of my symptoms have resolved, but the lump in throat sensation has turned into more of a tight feeling in my throat.
My doctor explained that this tight feeling is basically my upper esophageal sphincter responding to the reflux. However, if my other symptoms are gone, and the Dexilant has eliminated the acid, I don't understand why my throat is still tight. It only feels this way when swallowing saliva or dry swallowing. I'm fine when I eat and drink. I'd chew gum all the time if I could, but I have Invisalign braces so I can't do that. What's next? Another dilation? Cricopharyngeal myotomy? Muscle relaxants? Or will this slowly go away the longer I am on the Dexilant?
Anyone had this issue? Did it eventually go away? How was it treated? Any responses are very much appreciated!