Nexium/swallowing difficulty

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/16/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to all of this.  My brother was diagnosed with esophagus cancer, so I asked for a scope, since I had reflux, too.  They found Barrett's, and put me on 80 mg of nexium per day.  It has cut the reflux completely, but all of a sudden I seem to have difficulty swallowing, and I feel like food gets caught in my throat, up near the top.  I feel all the time like I have a lump in my throat as well.  I never had a problem with this until I went on the nexium.  Any idea if this is a side effect?  It is driving me crazy.  My dr plans another scope, but it won't be for a while and this is alarming me.  Thanks in advance for any help.

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 3/17/2006 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Coppermom,

The symptoms that you are describing are not of the medication - but of the condition. A great resource is the following:

hope this helps!
**Edited to make link clickable**

Post Edited By Moderator (~Jennifer~) : 3/17/2006 7:27:51 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/18/2006 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I NEVER had a symptom like this until I started on the Nexium. I only had the scope because my brother was diagnosed with EC. I had reflux, at night only, but no choking during the day. This is why I think it might be the Nexium. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 3/21/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Coppermom

I am so sorry about your brother. Do you mind me asking how old he is and what is his prognosis.



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