Hi i just wondered if anyone else suffers with the feeling of something "stuck"" in their throat. I have been told by my doctor it is probably caused by anxieties and the fm, but have to have a camera down just to make sure, which i am certainly not looking forward to!!!!
Alexisisv. Yes I have my gallbladder I thought maybe it was acting up for years but never been diagnosed. Since fatty and greasy things bother me my summer has been ruff surgery to remove hardware of c-spine fell and broke my elbow had kidney stone peeing blood and enlarged kidney so needed a stent and lithotripsy I mean add in my swallow stuff I'm fried All my issues with stomach btw intake Prevacid. It's the best. Even better than oral protonix which didn't work for me at all
It is definitely NOT all in your mind. Agreed with one other post that GI doc should check for hiatal hernia. I had Hiatal hernia present with these symptoms too. Had hernia repair surgery but globus came back. The more I'd think about it and let it frustrate me, the worse I felt the symptoms. All in all, I got the most relief from taking protonix 2xs daily for three weeks, without fail. Plus eating practices mentioned.
I'm so sorry you are going thru this. I went thru ten months of pure hell. Seemed like stress also made it worse and Xanax gave me a temporary relief.
There isn't a ton of info on the net either. I blamed my weight loss surgery on the globus for months. I explained it as it felt like I swallowed a golf ball. Part of me wonders if this was the tip off of my fibro.
Sorry, I'm rambling because I completely know the agony and feeling so alone. Knowing it wasn't all up in my head.
I agree totally with the PIA. I also had them telling me it was reflux but a scope proved this was not the case and a year later I finally get dx with hiatal hernia and esoohageal dysmotility with spasm. I'm so dried with all these things which have decreased my quality of life
Tell me about it!!! It's the same old thing, if there is no blood or bruises and you look ok, then you must be!!!! I wish some of these "power that b's " could feel the pain and fatigue just for a day, they would soon change their tune!!!!
I also have issues and was recently diagnosed with esoohageal dysmotility with spasm. I was blaming it on having a discectomy with fusions and plating where I blew a disc. They take it out. Out cadaver bone and plate and screws to hold it in place til bone fuses. Well the plate was pushing on back esophagus and caused that awful feeling of something stuck or like I was choking. Awful oressure. Maybe it's part of the fibro for after the plate came out this June almost a year after the original surgery I was diagnosed with this. After the surgery and the problem beginning I had 3 esoohagrams and one upper Gi and modify caught this until now so if you do have an esoohagram. The one that diagnosed me had me swallow half a Medicine cup of ground up alkaseltzer and chase it with a half Medici e cup of water which I was told would 'inflate' the esophagus so they could see better. Then you are given various amounts of liquid barium to swallow. So hope this helps. I have been thru hell and back again and I'm not even close to done yet. Haven't worked since last November now and am unable to even stay up and do anything longer than a few hours at a time. All the meds they place me on I either have a bad reaction GI wise to or they just knock me out and don't work either. So where is the quality of life?