Actually i only began having heartburn just weeks before this test was done. I was having lots of diahrea tho with much blood. After a colon test left me with only IBS to answer for the blood, i was at a loss. In the mean time...since i was going to be at the doc's office for follow-up on that test...i decided to bring up this choking and just check to see what the doc may feel i need to do...not ever suspecting anything at all. She suggested i have an Endoscopy..and was rather insistant about it. I had it and was dx'd with GERD, Hiatial Hernia, Ulcers and Barrett's Esophagus. WHEW!! WHAT?? So now i'm taking that med i listed above and that's all as of now. As for the choking...that was explained in the GERD? The doc seemed to feel that was due to the GERD...but as i've read, u must have had GERD for a long time before it develops into BE. My choking feels like food just stops in my chest. No amt of swallowing or liquids will help. In fact it worsens it. It feels like i'm going to drown if i drink water or other liquids to try to move the food. U just hav to wait it out. Seems to be more painful over time...like it's getting worse. My doc did stretch my esophagus while doing the endoscopy, so if it'd been happening from a stricture that should've fixed it. In u'r case...i'd definitely call the doc about it and see what they say. If they don't suggest an endo, ask for it. I went in expecting NOTHING..look what they found.
Thanks for u'r reply! Does the ph testing hurt? I never burp, but cough a lot...guess that'll be interesting to try to keep up with!
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