First of all, i'm sorry for my crapy english. Writing from Sweden because of the lack of information on internet regarding my symptoms.
I'm 23 years old, tried quitting smoking many times but because of my anxiety it's really difficult.
6-7 months ago i started to get the feeling of a lump in my throat, also food would feel as it got stuck in my throat and it gave me a feeling for burping but then the food kind of comes back up again (although not bits). I tried Omeprezol (Swedish name, i think its the same as Losec and you call it PPI). This time it got better.
2 months ago i got a appendicitis inflammation and had it removed.
After the surgery my stomach never got into its normal behavior. I have to go on the toilet more often etc. Blood tests normal however.
The lump in my throat came back and got even worse. I started taking 20 mg PPI (Omeprezol) x 2 sometimes x 3/day but this time it's not working except the pain went away. My throat started gurgling and i burp a lot specially after drinking/eating. It feels as the food gets stuck in my throat and when i burp it feels like the food is moving in my throat although not coming back up.
The lump feeling comes and goes but is more often now then before. Always many times each day. Sometimes better in the morning.
I'm waiting to see a Ear, throat and nose specialist 6 september but i'm just so sure now it's cancer as the PPI dont work.
I do suffer from anxiety and is really afraid of cancer i general but this symptom is real. I fear the treatment just for throat cancer, the surgery feels like something out of a horror movie. My doctor suspect i have IBS but the PPI should work for GERD symptoms?
Would appreciate any tips or information you could give me because i'm really going crazy here. It scares me that my symptoms just keeps getting worse, feels like typical cancer development and if not GERD according to internet it's nothing else then cancer it could be
Post Edited (Lizzin) : 8/20/2013 3:23:36 PM (GMT-6)