all started with what i thought was a chicken bone

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   Posted 10/19/2012 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
On October 8th (a day that will be burned in my memory forever), I ingested what I think may have been a chicken bone......didn't cut off my air, but I immediately ran to the bathroom to try to "throw it up."
I continued to try to throw up two or three more times and felt something in my throat.
Went off to the ER - had neck x-ray. Nothing there. Dr. said "maybe an abrasion?"
went home, next day, couldn't swallow solids.
Went back to ER - said that they wouldn't call in GI team - too late and since I was still swallowing liquids, not necessary. Did chest x-ray and a glucagon drip to "open my throat" but saw nothing in there. Follow up with gastro and enterologist.
Had the NPL scope - dr. saw just some mild irritation in throat.
Went to gastro - - thankfully got in for a quick endoscopy -
official results will be on October 25th, but post--procedure, dr. told me that he saw "mild inflammation" of the stomach and some on esophagus. Took biopsies to check for bacterial infection.
As of now, I am on a diet of Ensure, yogurt and oatmeal....but even the oatmeal feels funny going down......
my husband thinks because there was no evidence of a foreign object in there, that it is "all in my head." Very frustrating.....he tells me to just eat a sandwich and ignore it.
anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
prior to the chicken bone thing, I had never had any problems with heartburn, reflux, etc.
but I am so miserable now that I can't even imagine feeling healthy ever again


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   Posted 10/19/2012 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
You probably just caused some inflamation and it's taking time to heal.
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   Posted 10/19/2012 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
originally the ER doctor told me that it would take two or three days to heal, but it's been 11 days!

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   Posted 10/20/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had something very similar happen to me when I was 15. I ate a chicken wing that damaged my throat.

Seven days went by and I ate a thick french fry My throat pain and swallowing difficulty suddenlty went away.
It was bizarre.

As for the reflux. It is possible that you have reflux but it is not causing any damage. It is probably just a coincidence
that they found it now. I wouldn't worry about it.

Come back to this thread when the problem goes away which I think it will or if it does not.
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