Awful Lump in throat!

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friendlygal
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   Posted 1/9/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if people who've had or have lump in their throats from the acid could tell me how severe there's is and how it's been cured.
 
Because my lump in my throat is very debilitating lately.
thanks in advance, friendlygal

Maureen5551
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   Posted 1/12/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
That lump in the throat - isn't it awful?  I have had GERD for years.  I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for years, too.  But in the last few years, I've had terrible problems swallowing - feels like a lump - or tightening of my throat.  I was on prilosec, now on protonix - 2x/day for the acid.  No acid, but still have reflux.  Have had to change the way I eat, sleep, socialize, etc.  Problems at first with liquids - now with all food.  If I can eat or drink standing up - it helps.  I've lost nearly 100 pounds - still have a few more to go to be a normal weight, but this hasn't helped either. 
 
I've had a swallow study done and been scoped.  Now I am scheduled for another scoping for more stretching, but I don't know if I want to bother - it didn't help the last time.  Wish I had some encouraging words, but am looking for help, too.  It's debilitating AND depressing, isn't it?Take care  ~  

friendlygal
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   Posted 1/13/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Maureen5551,

Are you saying that you've already had your esophagus stretched?  What made them determine to do so?  Did your esophagus look constricted in the scoping? 

Because mine appeared normal.  That is why they never spoke to me about stretching it.

It is sad that there doesn't seem to be a cure for this...


tutulady
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   Posted 2/10/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   

I too felt like I had a lump in my throat. It was never there when I woke up in the morning but would most times appear about 3 hrs later. I started keeping a log of what and when I ate, seeing that I was told by an ENT (who scoped my throat - thru my nose), a Gastroenterologist (who did an EGD), and my General Practitioner, that it was GERD. I started the log hoping to avoid the lifelong medicinal remedies these doctors were pushing. To make a long story short, I continued to research 'lump in throat' on the internet. After 8 months of this lump and finding no pattern from the log I was diligently keeping, I finally stumbled across an article on voicedoctor.net where Dr. James P. Thomas suggested that my specific symptoms could be from a Cricopharyngeal spasm. I then remembered that I had severely burned my throat w/scalding hot coffee around the time my symptoms appeared. I decided to do an extreme test - I did not talk for an entire day - AND THE LUMP NEVER APPEARED that day. I have now been lump free for a month by just speaking softly and sparingly. (My husband is happier than I am with this remedy!!!!!). Good luck.

Post Edited (tutulady) : 2/10/2007 7:49:32 AM (GMT-7)


friendlygal
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   Posted 2/12/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
tutulady, i don't know what happened to my post. but i wrote that that is great that not talking got rid of your lump! I think you are lucky but i don't think that it would get rid of my lump.

Silvara7
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   Posted 3/9/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate that lump feeling. I get it both high in my throat and behind my sternum. I felt better first thing in the morning, but things would go downhill the rest of the day.

I recently read that this feeling can also be a symptom of IBS.
Wendy
20+ yrs IBS, 7 yrs hypothyroid, 3 yrs GERD, "stomach problems" my whole life.
Prevacid 15mg


friendlygal
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   Posted 3/10/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Silvara7, I didn't know that it can also be a symptom of IBS. I know that it can be a symptom of stress/anxiety and many times people with IBS have stress...

Is the lump in the THROAT a symptom of IBS??

Silvara7
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   Posted 3/10/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
friendlygal said...
Silvara7, I didn't know that it can also be a symptom of IBS. I know that it can be a symptom of stress/anxiety and many times people with IBS have stress...

Is the lump in the THROAT a symptom of IBS??
I didn't know it was a symptom either, friendlygal...  Until I looked it up because I was having globus as a symptom.  That and my GI seems to treat me as only an IBS case and I wanted to prove it was something else....  Oops.
 

There are different subsets of IBS according to the region of the GI tract which is affected:

  • globus is characterised by a tightness in the throat and difficulty initiating swallowing

  • oesophageal spasm causes chest pain and difficulty in swallowing

  • non-ulcerative dyspepsia symptoms include belching, bloating, abdominal distension and upper abdominal pain

  • classic IBS involves recurrent abdominal pain and alteration of bowel habit

  • rectal spasm causes severe, sudden, lancinating pains in the rectal area.

The rest of the article is Here.

 

It turns out I do have a hiatal hernia and that can cause the same symptom.  It's awful!


Wendy
20+ yrs IBS, 7 yrs hypothyroid, 3 yrs GERD, "stomach problems" my whole life.
Prevacid 15mg


friendlygal
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   Posted 3/11/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Silvara7, thanks so much for that info!  It was very informative.

I hope you get better...

It makes sense that IBS can give the lump in the throat.  Because colon problems can cause reflux...

I have awful cramping from the twisted/spastic colon, as well as the awful lump!!

And I get super, super dehydrated.  I craved chocolate so badly adn bought a chocolate bar.  I know I shouldn't have.  But I was away from chocolate for so long and it didn't help any to stay away, anyway.

I will continue to stay off of chocolate!!


Silvara7
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   Posted 3/11/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks friendlygal, I hope you're doing better soon.  I understand what it's like when you deny yourself a beloved food, then cave in and try it and it doesn't seem to make any difference.  When things were at their worst, it seemed like no matter what I ate, I felt ill.  I also understand how debilitating it is to have all these symptoms.  I lost 10 lbs in about a month dealing with it all.  I just didn't eat much of anything, and when I did it made the lump just unbearable.  The colon cramps were the final straw.

Wendy
20+ yrs IBS, 7 yrs hypothyroid, 3 yrs GERD, "stomach problems" my whole life.
Prevacid 15mg

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