GERD or something else?

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   Posted 2/18/2013 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I'm a 24 year old male. Never had anything major going on, but I do have an anxious personality.
I have no heart burn, but my chest has been hurting slightly. When I my chest or turn in bed, I could sometimes feel a pain.
The most troublesome problem is the feeling of something stuck in my chest after eating. This feeling goes away gradually the longer I don't eat. I feel tightness and globus sensation in my throat, and feel shortness of breathing as my chest feels full of pressure.
Furthermore, I have a lot of mucus in my mouth and throat. I constantly feel like I need to clear my throat to expel the mucus into my mouth. My voice hasn't really changed, but the mucus makes it sometimes harder to speak.
It all began with the globus sensation (lump in the throat) I felt last October. I didn't have any problem after eating. I was tested for H Pylori in January, and it came out negative.... but I still think something is wrong with my digestive system. 
GPs are not helpful at all, keep telling me I'm fine when I clearly do not feel fine. I plan to go to the GP again and demand to be referred to an ENT or Gastroenterologist.
Meanwhile, does anyone have any advices or anything helpful really. :)

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   Posted 2/19/2013 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well.

Have you tried raising the head of your bed about 6 inches or so? This can help at night to use gravity to keep things down. Also not eating at least 3 hours before going to bed can help. There are also different GERD diets online that may help some.
I would get into see a GI doctor and discuss everything with him/her.

Take care,
Bill devil
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   Posted 2/19/2013 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi opnwhl4,

Thank you for your reply.

On the note of seeing a GI doctor, I was wondering should i see an ENT or GI doctor, or both?

I ask because I don't have reflux problems, so I was thinking it might be LFR rather than GERD, and also I have the globus sensation in my throat. Would an ENT be more knowledgeable about this over a GI doctor?

Thanks again

Pat Tall
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   Posted 2/19/2013 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Suggest you see GI doctor first, especially if you feel something is wrong with the digestive system.

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   Posted 3/6/2013 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   

I can understant what u r feeling. Í've been feeling this since very long ago until i knew I had a rapture in my diaphragm that caused severe Gerd to the extend of stomache bleeding. Ì an anxious personality and i developed anxiety condition 2 years ago and got through the medication experience. Now I have done the nissin fundoplucation surgery and still suffering with food and mostly with nausia that id really really increased by my anxiety. This is my second week after the surgery. I have wrote this bcoz ì feel i can relate to the things u r saying but maybe the condition is abit diffirent.

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   Posted 3/6/2013 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Somotaj, were u prescribed any anti nausea medication? Still week 2 is very early, i hear things will still get worse at that stage before starting to get better so try not to worry

Mike, symptoms sounds very familiar to me. I find the raising the bed works well, also try chewing gum after meals.
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