Any Relief for acid/gas in throat?

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friendlygal
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   Posted 12/21/2006 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm friendlygal
 
I often have a feeling like I need to burp.  I have a feeling like there is a constant lump in my throat.  when I burp, the lump temporarily goes away.  So I think that I have a wad of acid stuck in my throat and constant gas (though, luckily, it comes out from the top end).
 
Anyone else have this?  Anyone know the cure?
 
Should I take anti-gas pills?
 
Thanks in advance and happy holidays!

sillylilly
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   Posted 12/22/2006 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Friendly, have you been diagnosed with LPR...that's what the lump might be.  LPR is when the acid comes up so fast that it passes through the esophagus into your throat and causes this lumpy/knot/choking/gaggy feeling in your throat.  Have you tried the exercises for strengthening your esophagus muscles.  You lie on the floor and raise your head up about 4 inches and look at your toes.  Hold this for one minute and then rest.  Do this three or four times about three times a day.  Supposedly this exercise strengthens the esophagus muscles that open and close the valve at your throat.  Theres a thread on this..I think Danie put it up and there is a website that talks about it helping patients with swallowing difficulties. 

Hope this helps...


friendlygal
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   Posted 12/22/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sillylilly,
I have a feeling I do have LPR, because I taste acid in my mouth when I'm off the meds. And my teeth were effected by it, too. The problem is that I went to a GI who was so mean and judgemental about me having the lump. He said it's all in my head and he laughed at me. It's strange because my primary doctor would beg to differ with him! I'd love to try the exercise! thanks!
maybe i can go to a good chiropractor i know because he also does physical therapy.
i wonder if that'll work...

Mandrake
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   Posted 12/22/2006 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendlygal ,

I am so sorry about your experience with that clown , pardon me, doctor ... I have meta few alike, and, trust me, I hate it when they laugh at my condition.

I have heard the exercises strenghten the esophagus, I plan to do them.

Have u tried to visit: www.heartburn-help.com ? They have a lot of info out there too, u might want to check, specially the boards, and the New Boards.


Friendly, check out the web for the low carb diet, and some guy named Norm Billiard, he has an interesting theory, I just ordered his book, I hope it helps, if it does I will let u know.

Just curious, Are u under a lot of stress or something similar?

sillylilly
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   Posted 12/22/2006 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can find a good doctor...it's so maddening to get one that won't listen to your symptoms without telling you you're crazy. 

YankeeRose
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   Posted 12/23/2006 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
  I get the same feeling alot.  I also think it is gas or acid...Im leaning more towards a big gas bubble that likes to sit there.  I say this because one time, i was sitting here at my pc, and i felt a gas bubble get pushed up thru my esophagus and land there in my throat...then the lump feeling was there.  Whatever it is, it can be very annoying.  I swallow hard to try and get rid of it, but that doesnt help!  It seems to occur about 20 mins after I eat something.  When it gets bad I do take Gas x, and this has helped me sometimes.  That is why Im thinking it is a gas bubble.  But who really knows!!  So many strange symptoms with this disease!  I am going to try the exercises, but I am a bit scared to do it because my sphincter is so loose, that just bending down I can feel everything just slushing out of my tummy.  I will try it on an empty stomach, and hope for the best! 

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/23/2006 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Mandrake said...
Friendlygal ,

I am so sorry about your experience with that clown , pardon me, doctor ... I have meta few alike, and, trust me, I hate it when they laugh at my condition.

I have heard the exercises strenghten the esophagus, I plan to do them.

Have u tried to visit: www.heartburn-help.com ? They have a lot of info out there too, u might want to check, specially the boards, and the New Boards.


Friendly, check out the web for the low carb diet, and some guy named Norm Billiard, he has an interesting theory, I just ordered his book, I hope it helps, if it does I will let u know.

Just curious, Are u under a lot of stress or something similar?
Thanks for your advice, Mandrake!  Yes, I did have a ton of stressful events over the summer (enough to stress out anyone!)...However, now I'm not under any stress.  Therefore, it is a pain that I still have these symptoms.  I think that even if you don't have the stress, once you have the symptoms it is bitterly hard to get rid of them!

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/23/2006 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
sillylilly said...
I hope you can find a good doctor...it's so maddening to get one that won't listen to your symptoms without telling you you're crazy. 
Thanks, sillylilly!  I might have found a good place (finally..phew!) with good, compassionate doctors.  Haven't gone there yet, but I've heard of the practice.  The doctors there are so popular that they are booked till april (and they have female ones there, too :))...I made an appt. with their nurse practitioner for jan. 11th.  That way, I can at least get into their system and she can schedule the pH probe testing that I need to get done...

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/23/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
YankeeRose said...
Hi,
  I get the same feeling alot.  I also think it is gas or acid...Im leaning more towards a big gas bubble that likes to sit there.  I say this because one time, i was sitting here at my pc, and i felt a gas bubble get pushed up thru my esophagus and land there in my throat...then the lump feeling was there.  Whatever it is, it can be very annoying.  I swallow hard to try and get rid of it, but that doesnt help!  It seems to occur about 20 mins after I eat something.  When it gets bad I do take Gas x, and this has helped me sometimes.  That is why Im thinking it is a gas bubble.  But who really knows!!  So many strange symptoms with this disease!  I am going to try the exercises, but I am a bit scared to do it because my sphincter is so loose, that just bending down I can feel everything just slushing out of my tummy.  I will try it on an empty stomach, and hope for the best! 
Hi, YankeeRose
Yeah, I think it's a gas bubble too.  Because when I burp, it is termporarily gone (it comes right back, until I burp again)... I have it all the time, I"m glad you don't have it as much because it is sad to have it chronically!  I'll try Gas X, thanks for the advice!  Good luck with the exercises!!

imalukatic
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   Posted 12/24/2006 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi friendlygal. Yes it's just an acid/gas bubble. I had alot of that initially, too. But in time it does lessen. I guarantee you if you put yourself on a mainly alkaline diet, it'll really help. And do eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. It'll keep your stomach acid busy. And drink lots of warm water. It's amazing how much that helps. Keep yourself well hydrated, even if that means having to make a trip to the bathroom at night. You won't be so acidy in the morning.
 
Luka

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/24/2006 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
imalukatic said...
Hi friendlygal. Yes it's just an acid/gas bubble. I had alot of that initially, too. But in time it does lessen. I guarantee you if you put yourself on a mainly alkaline diet, it'll really help. And do eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. It'll keep your stomach acid busy. And drink lots of warm water. It's amazing how much that helps. Keep yourself well hydrated, even if that means having to make a trip to the bathroom at night. You won't be so acidy in the morning.
 
Luka
I have been drinking water, but not warm water.  so maybe I should make it warm (that could also relax the esophagus which would be good)...I really hope this lump feeling goes away!  I know that the constant acid up and down the throat can cause barett's, etc.  Does it take a long time before someone typically gets barett's/cancer?
You are totally right that I need to eat more frequent meals.  I have made my diet very alkaline but maybe it's not alkaline enough, or maybe I have to wait longer to see results.
 
 

imalukatic
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   Posted 12/24/2006 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, give it a little time, friendlygal. It requires consistency, too. I don't know about the cancer thing, but I imagine it would take prolonged trauma to the throat to cause such a thing to happen. I doubt in our cases we'd have to worry about that, since it really hasn't been going on that long. The alkaline diet will help, so do stick with it and do eat more frequently. I think we all need to be a little more patient and just allow things to run their course while we do all we can to aid in healing. I'm confident it'll pay off sooner than we expect. I've heard often from people about how sudden their recovery was at the end...like one day they just noticed that they were no longer having the problem. I can't wait for that day!

mnj
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   Posted 1/24/2007 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   

hi i know what you mean i'm having the same problem the one thing that helps me is drinking warm chamomile it relieves gas and soothes my throat and stomache.good luck!

 


friendlygal
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   Posted 1/24/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
imalukatic said...
Yes, give it a little time, friendlygal. It requires consistency, too. I don't know about the cancer thing, but I imagine it would take prolonged trauma to the throat to cause such a thing to happen. I doubt in our cases we'd have to worry about that, since it really hasn't been going on that long. The alkaline diet will help, so do stick with it and do eat more frequently. I think we all need to be a little more patient and just allow things to run their course while we do all we can to aid in healing. I'm confident it'll pay off sooner than we expect. I've heard often from people about how sudden their recovery was at the end...like one day they just noticed that they were no longer having the problem. I can't wait for that day!
Thanks for your optimism, imalukatic...I figured that it would take time to develop cancer.  But i also read that rigorous reflux itself (even if it's not there for a long time) may cause cancer.  I have worried that I can't get rid of this.  But, you have certainly given me hope because you said that some people feel a recovery out of nowhere one day. :)
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