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Chye
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2006 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello.  My name is Chye and this is my first post here.  I am most appreciative for all comments offered.
 
2 months ago, I started having food stuck on my throat after almost every meal.  Sometimes, it was merely a sensation but often time, it was really food stuck there.
 
I was very worried about it and so had an EGD done 2 weeks ago.  The GI doctor found nothing abnormal except for a stomach infection which I am presently taking medication for it.  I was also told I had a mild GERD and that my esophagus was narrow.  He dilated it with a balloon during the EGD.
 
However, the same problem (food stuck) remains.  I have no problem eating (or swallowing) but food particles are always stuck in my throat after the last mouthful.  If I am lucky, I am able to spit them out.  Otherwise, they will remain there for a few days.
 
Other symptoms include sore throat and slight acid reflux.  I do not have heartburn.
 
My question.  Am I suffering from GERD?
 
Thanks.
  

lerie
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 2/21/2006 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chye welcome to HW forum. You'll find a lot of friendly supportive people here.Someone will be in soon to help you out here so hang in there OK? Take care. nice to meet you. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie


Chye
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2006 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome, Lerie.

In addition to my post above, I am also suffering from throat tightening sensation.

Nal
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2006 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   

What was the mild stomach infection that he found?  If you have GERD, it probably left some damage in your esophagus-this can be the same as heartburn I believe.

Your symptoms sound like GERD to me but I am not a dr-they are the only ones that can tell you for sure.  What meds are you on?

 

Nancy


Chye
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2006 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jennifer, my GI doctor prescribed me with Prilosec but only to be taken after the antibiotic course for my stomach infection (2 weeks).

I had a follow-up with the doctor last week but that would be the last time I am seeing him. He didn't seem interested in my problem and was very rushing in the 3 consultations I had with him.

I guess I will have to take the Prilosec as prescribed and then decide on the course of action thereafter.

Chye
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/21/2006 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy, the stomach infection is H.Pylori and I am taking PrevPac for it. After 2 weeks, Prilosec.
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