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Old 10-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
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Re: Feels like the food is stuck in the middle of my chest..

You can have acid reflux even without that acidy feeling. If so, your esophagus may be swollen from acid erosion and food might get caught on the way down. You are not just imagining it, it's a very real and treatable condition. Go see a gastroenterologist, not a general practitioner. They tend to not know much about these things, or just brush them off.

Don't listen to people who tell you it's all in your head. You know your body and you know when something is wrong. My brother had this same problem and the doctor told him to "chew his food more slowly." Then one day food got caught in his swollen esophagus and he couldn't breathe. Luckily he found a doctor who took him seriously and he is totally fine now

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