globus hystericus is the feeling something is in the throat. many things can be linked to this problem. gerd is one of a few. followed by anxiety, depression, and pretty much mental disorders.
my husbands surgeon mention this in his first visit with him, because this feeling something is in his throat is the first thing he complains about
. it controls his life.
my husband has been to an en&t specialist, having 6 unnecessary surgeries trying to fix this problem. recently we read that gerd produces this feeling because the acid rises from the stomach to the mouth. the valves at the top and bottom of the esophagus are becoming trapped. after the nissen fundoplication surgery, the acid has to stay between the esophagus and the mouth because it is trapped there. and what is between the two, the throat.
now esophageal dialation is an option for this globus hystericus, which stretches the esophagus with a balloon type apperatus.
since my husband is only 4 days post op, he has to do some healing before he can have this procedure done. he has always said that swallowing big pieces of food help soothe the discomfort that is so noticed by far more than the gerd itself. he also takes a medication called amitryptaline and ativan to help with the anxiety he suffers with this problem. but since he has had these issues for more than a decade untreated, the ativan does not work like it use to. the amitryptaline is newly introduced to him.
he suffers with insomnia as well and the ativan helps to aide this as well. hopefully this info will help someone to move forward and don't hesitate to talk to your doctors about
these meds because they have no idea how you suffer with these issues. and if it can help you, why not?
i am just very concerned about
this disease and everything it entales because I see first hand how scary and life changing it really is. everyone thinks they know heart burn, i thought i did, but i have seen the distruction it can do. gerd is scary stuff, and i truely feel bad for all of you that suffer with it.
good luck to all of you, hope i was a little helpful