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   Posted 1/5/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted on here on the 1/1/06 about tight feeling in the throat, no one has replied at this stage nono   would love to hear from some one please. :-)
Regards Corinne

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   Posted 1/5/2006 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
scool  have had the tightness in throat.  I was on aciphex for 5 weeks with no change.  I changed to prevacid and it has helped a little.  My doctor told me that if you have acid reflux bad when it get in your throat the acid make your throat get raw and causes it to swell or tighten up.  He has told me not to worry cause it wone swell shut and if it bothers me a lot to take some benadryl and it will help with the swelling.  I take benadryl at night cause that when my throat feels the tightest.  It helps me.  But you should talk to your doctor about it and see if he thinks it will help you. 
Are you on a med for acid reflux?
Robin tongue

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   Posted 1/5/2006 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Corinne, I had a feeling as if something was tightly tied around my adam's apple.  Don't know if this is what you feel, but after about 3 wks on prevacid, it lessened and is gone now.

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   Posted 1/5/2006 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
In mid to late September I had a pretty severe flare-up after an endoscopy that had dilated a stricture. Two nights after the procedure I could feel something I was sure was acid shoot up my throat. For weeks afterward I felt tightness in my throat. It was especially bad after I ate. I had a second endoscopy on December 1 and the doctor saw an area of my esophagus that was defintely irritated. He did a biopsy but fortunately it was not Barrett's -- just a small area of irritation/inflammation.

I am on Nexium -- 20 mg twice a day to help it heal. My gastro doctor also prescribed a liquid called Carafate. It's apparently for uclers but can calm irritation. It helped calm my throat down. After a bit the tightness went away. Has your doctor suggested an endoscopy? It would be one way to determine the condition of your esophagus and whether it is inflamed, causing the sensations you are feeling. You might also sleep a little easier knowing that you don't have a stricture that could result in choking, or if there is a stricture it could be dilated.

I never heard of trying cocktail/pickled onions. In fact, I thought I read somewhere that onions are to be avoided. Interesting that it actually helps you.

Have you tried the other techniques suggested here and elsewhere? I adopted several of them and I believe they have helped. I sleep on a wedge pillow -- hate the thing but it does help. I wake up during the night, but it's due to discomfort from sleeping at an angle. I don't eat three hours before bedtime. I avoid large meals and have lost some weight. I'm also a lot more careful about what I eat and drink.

At its worst I was really suffering. I was in terrible pain and sometimes thoght that it would never get better. It did, though. Try to stay positive. Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 1/6/2006 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Thankyou everyone for replying I woke up last night at 2 am and couldn't get back to sleep for two hours then I had to get up about an hour and a half for work. I have been to the doctors 3 times and have been given nexium twice, the first time I was just given a months supply and the second time another months supply. The third time nothing.
I will go back and ask straight out for a endoscopy as this is driving me nuts, I have had about 1 night of relief all this week. I am so exhausted going to bed real late so I don't get woken, but that isn't working either.
Thanks Robyn for your advice I will try that in the meantime.
Thanks Sharon I will ask my doctor if I can try that out and in the meantime see if I get some sort of test done, instead of me visualising the worse all the time.
I do relaxation, but some nights this just gets the better of me, which leads to panic attacks.
Mlp. The main problem I have is weight, but my problem is I have to eat to keep it on, This is also worrying me, because of late I have been putting my night meals off nearly all together
I would like to thank you all once again for your input, it does help just hearing other peoples situations.

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   Posted 1/6/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Corrine,
You've been given great advice. I've had reflux for yrs and currently taking Prolisec 40mg once a day. I have been on a couple of meds over the yrs, because it seems that I have to switch from time to time.

I think an Endoscopy is a good idea, at least you may know what's going on. I have experienced the tight throat on occasion which generally sends me to the ER for a cocktail. I have tried all kinds of home remedies in the past and have spent a ton of money on remedies, but the best thing is to monitor food intake. Stay away from stuff that bothers you, and, I know it isn't the easiest thing to do......But, do your best. Also walk and drink plenty of water if you can.

I had a weight problem just a short time ago, so started drinking Boost & Ensure + combo of meds keeping reflux and anxiety down enabled me to eat and put a couple of pounds on.

Best wishes, and I hope you start feeling better soon.
My advice or comments are In My Opinion,given out of friendship and love for fellow men & woman.  Please always check w/DR on new, or persistant symptoms.

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   Posted 1/14/2006 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Corrine, I am wondering if you may have some anxiety. Maybe you should ask the doctor about it. Is that the only symptom you have? I have heard of that before. I am sure it is very unpleasant. Marianita

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   Posted 12/18/2006 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Mlp, thanks for the benadryl/carafate suggestion.

I've had a tightness in my throat and sometimes I feel that I'm choking.  I have a constant lump in my throat and my barium swallow showed that I have vigorous reflux, though the endoscopy showed that my esophagus is normal.  Maybe it is LPR?

I have had bad luck finding a good GI to even care or help me out!  But when I do find one, I will ask him/her if I could also try benadryl or carafate. 

Thanks! friendlygal

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