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Jessica Lynn
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   Posted 10/25/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
For a few weeks now, I've been feeling discomfort in my chest.
Like, there's somebody sitting on it and making it extremely difficult to breathe.
I thought it was just gas bubbles getting caught while trying to make their way out.
Also mixed with the anxiety that I do infact know I have.
Because, for a bit, after bleching, I felt a whole lot better.
So I started to take Mylanta and an antacid liquid.
I was convinced they were actually working.
Until, just recently, more symptoms have started to show.
about four days ago, it started with, the feeling of my shirt collar being way too tight.
When I realized my shirt was not that close to my neck, I thought 'gas, again'.
After a few minutes, it began to get worse.
My entire throat became numb and it felt as if there was something stuck in there.
And the sensation of my throat starting to close got worse.
I freaked out and was extremely alert when I found it difficult to swallow.
Along with that, sometimes I find it hard to get a decent inhale in.
Some other things are: Feeling sick, burning chest, and sore throat.
Like right now, it feels if a food product is caught, but I know for sure there's not.
I've been having these feelings from the moment I wake up to the time I go to sleep.
'Specially, the numb throat sensation.
It makes me absolutely nervous. And bothers me there's nothing I can take to stop it.
I haven't gone to a doctor's just yet, but my sister has the same thing.
Except, with a lot more mild symptoms than I.
I've also realized it makes the anxiety worse and depression seems to be closing in.
I feel as if I'm hopeless and can't do anything but stay home because of this.
 
I was just wondering, if anyone had any suggestions of what I could do.
Just to make the throat sensation subside.
Since that's the biggest issue I have as of right now.
So it's at least somewhat comfortable to stay awake, eat, drink, and breathe.
 
Thank you. :)

Rick2609
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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i know when my throat starts to close off it scares the heck out of me till i grab a dr pepper or pepsi something in the fizz helps mine and i suck on the green and white mint .may not work for you or any one else .but it does'nt hurt to try. hope it helps .Rick

Rick


Jessica Lynn
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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much, Rick.
I've actually been drinking pepsi quite a lot recently.
I'll continue to, see if it works more.
 
My sister just gave me some prevacid.
So let's hope that works!

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Jessica Lynn, and welcome to healingwell!

I am glad youfound us, but sorry you are feeling so lousy!!!

Rick gave good advice, infact, he gave about the only advice I even know, aside from when you start to feel the sensation of your throat, maybe doing some deep breathing exercises.

I would suggest you get in with your doctor soon too, as this could be something as serious as something with your heart...due to the chest discomfort, or definately GERD, due to your other symptoms.

Whatever it is, you need to know so you can care for it appropriately.

I am glad you found us, and I do hope you continue to come here for support. Please, keep us posted about your visit with the doctor, as I do hope you make an appointment soon.

Wishing you all the best!
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Jessica Lynn
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I appreciate that greatly, Tammy.
Thank you.
 
I am def. making an appointment as soon as possible.
I'll be calling tomorrow and crossing my fingers for Monday.
 
I am far too young to being having this happen.
And I need to figure it out just as fast as it came.
 
Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
And for the kind welcoming.
 
Hope all is well with you. :)

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that you are calling about an appointment tomorrow! I will cross my fingers that they can get you in Monday as well.

I am not trying to scare you, and I hope that isn't what I have done. I just get nervous anytime anyone says anything about chest discomfort. It is common with GERD, but it is also common with heart disease, ya know?

So yes, again, I am glad you are calling, and I hope they get you in soon. Let us know how things go, and come here for support if you need it!

Wishing you the best!
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Jessica Lynn
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, that's completely understandable.
Chest discomfort was the first alarm of it.
Which I said above, I just thought it was gas.
But more symptoms started to show.
The chest pain doesn't happen too often.
It's more of a pressure and tight feeling.
 
But I appreciate your suggestions greatly.
And I will most def. being coming here for more support.
 
So thank you, so much, again. :)

mistyblu
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Get checked for Chiari Malformation. Throat closing feeling is a symptom of that also.

mistyblu
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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 27yrs old and have been dealing with this for a while. It started off with chest pain and then that feeling of something being stuck in my throat. I'm tired and feel like my head is in a cload, that spacey feeling. I don't have this symptoms all the time they come and go. I had this feeling in my throat all day long some days. Eating never had anything to do with it. It would come even on an empty stomach. I have had Drs. tell me it is acid relux. I seen a GI Dr. and he did a EGD with a bravo placement to check my bodys PH level. Like I already knew I didn't have acid reflux. I didn't think I had all the symptoms. I didn't have the burning feeling in my chest and the acid taste in my mouth. My Dr. sent me in to have an MRI done. To make sure everything was ok in that area. I seen a Neurologist to get the results and found out that I have Chiari Malformation Type 1. Only an MRI can tell f you have this. Not an X-ray or Ct scan Basically Chiari Malformation is where your brain is to big for your skull or your skull is miss shaped and it pushes you brain back. It causes the brain tonsils in the back of your head to be pushed out of the bottom of your skull. Causing a hernia. They call it herniated tonsils. It restrict the spinal fluid to your brain. It can cause alot of problems.

Jessica Lynn
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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh dear, thank you, mistyblu.
I haven't even looked that far into it.
And I appreciate your response, greatly.
 
I wasn't even aware that could happen.
Or even be a possibility.
 
I can tell you, the anxiety is higher than ever right now.
That's an extremely scary thought to think about.
I really hope that's not the case at all.
I'm only eight teen, and to find out news like that is depressing.
 
I'll go to bed tonight praying it's just GERD.

mistyblu
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   Posted 10/26/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Chiari Malformation is scary but the way I feel right now is at least its not cancer. I am still able to live just like anyone else. Just with some aches and pains to go along with it. The only thing that sucks is that my husband and I want another baby and I don't know yet if we can or how we are going to. I see a Neurosurgeon hopeful soon to see what he thinks. If you have GERD everything will be fine. Some if you have Chiari. Our bodies are amazing machines and we just learn to look for things that will help it heal. Take care of your self. Believe me its hard to do these days. But its worth it. Our bodies deserve good nourishment. Have a EGD with a bravo placement done by a GI Dr. Because then you will know for sure if it is GERD. IF that comes up clear. Get an MRI done and see a Neurologist. Because they know how to read the MRI. Not everyone knows how to do that so they can over look things. I have had my fair share of messed up Drs. I have had Drs. tell me you are going to have to learn to live with it before they even knew what was causing the problem. So don't settle for that. Because its your health and you have that right to a great Dr. that wants to take his job seriously and truely cares about you and your health. I finely found a great DR. She was the one that took the time to check me out throughly and that is how we found out that I had Chiari. So again don't worried about it. Just take the necessary steps and find out what you have. Then find out all the info on that condition and do what you need to do. I know it sounds easy. Emotions suck don't they. But believe me everything will be ok. Just think its not cancer and everything will be fine. Let me know how things go and keep smiling.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/26/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to healingwell mistyblu...and thank you you for your input!!!

I look forward to you settling in here with us at healingwell...

Jessica, allow yourself to think that nothing serious is going on with you. There is no reason to drive yourself crazy wondering what it could be, when the odds are great it isnt' something serious. If, God forbid, it was something serious, then we would deal with it at the time, ya know?

Wishing you all the best.
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