Holy crap! I have this sore shoulder/ throat/stiff neck pain worse when the lump in my throat is aggravated or inflamed(?)---nearly nothing now. I'm happy to hear that others have had this to--my doc just sorta looked at me at first (I don't mean happy that other are suffering tho--you know what I mean).
I have been treated for reflux--losec once then twice a day and domperidone given by my family doc --the domperidone REALLY helped with the lump feeling. I have been seeing a gastroenterologist and he has revised my meds to be pantoloc 40mg 2X/day and that seems to do the trick. I've been scoped with no changes to my gut but the lump thing persists but is not a reall problem unless I eat something like dry toast that rubs up against it and scratches it's way by. I continue to have the sore shoulder (like having been hit by a tennis ball to the left of my left shoulder blade) when this lump is also sore, usually if I fall off my meds schedule like when I have the flu but when I get back on track the soreness gradually gets better. If I have learned anything from this really bad last two years of reflux is that it takes alot of time for these parts to heal after you get on meds--my gastro guy mentionned 12 weeks for the lump (globus) but mine never went away it sorta lays dormant so now I will be tested for LPR which thanks to an article I read on HealingWell I was able to be better informed when talking to my gastro guy. Check out the LPR symptoms and see if that maybe fits your symptoms, I was impressed how it fit me to a T after years of frustration that I didn't seem to me to match regular reflux symptoms and that lump thing is right up there with symptoms.
When I put my foot in my mouth I hope someone will tell me before I wiggle my toes.
Post Edited (Patty B.) : 12/8/2006 4:37:32 PM (GMT-7)