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Old 03-17-2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

hi all. its been a while. i was feeling better after quite a while of being off my PPI (i dont like taking it) but within the past few days the heartburn has increased and the lump-in-throat/"closing throat" sensation is back.

i have thyroid troubles too so its hard to distinguish exactly which problem is causing this symptom. due to the heartburn, i'm guessing this is my gerd kicking back up.

its such a scary feeling i had a mini-panic attack last night over it. it would be really helpful, please, if anyone here who has/had this lump-in-throat symptom just please respond with a yes and/or any explanation of your experience or advice. i really need to hear i'm not alone with this. its so much worse at night if i'm alone, like i'm afraid my throat will close up. i hate the panic component of gerd!

i'm back on my PPI as of today, so hopefully it'll go away quickly.
thank you

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Old 03-17-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

That is one of my worse problems...I can't get rid of it no matter what I try.... the lump in the throat and the breathing is by far my worse problem.
Unfortunately You are not alone!

 
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

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hi all. its been a while. i was feeling better after quite a while of being off my PPI (i dont like taking it) but within the past few days the heartburn has increased and the lump-in-throat/"closing throat" sensation is back.

i have thyroid troubles too so its hard to distinguish exactly which problem is causing this symptom. due to the heartburn, i'm guessing this is my gerd kicking back up.

its such a scary feeling i had a mini-panic attack last night over it. it would be really helpful, please, if anyone here who has/had this lump-in-throat symptom just please respond with a yes and/or any explanation of your experience or advice. i really need to hear i'm not alone with this. its so much worse at night if i'm alone, like i'm afraid my throat will close up. i hate the panic component of gerd!

i'm back on my PPI as of today, so hopefully it'll go away quickly.
thank you
Unfortunately this is all related to stress. Believe me, it will not kill you! The more stessed you are, the more present that "lump" will be. Just act like it's not there....mind over matter. Thats all you can do.

 
Old 03-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

Several lumps here! From base of throat to bottom of gullett.
When I swallow water it feels like lumpy veggie soup

 
Old 03-18-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

When you refer to the lumps, are they inner lumps you feel when swallowing, or are they visible and touchable on your neck? I get a swollen lymph node occassionally. It's on the right side of my vocal cord. It isn't the lump I feel when I swallow.

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When you refer to the lumps, are they inner lumps you feel when swallowing, or are they visible and touchable on your neck? I get a swollen lymph node occassionally. It's on the right side of my vocal cord. It isn't the lump I feel when I swallow.

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Inner lumps...just like when a lump of food or bubble of air stays in the gullett, but it is just a sensation in my case, because I had this whilst
being scoped (I was awake) and there was nothing to be seen! I thought
there would be at least four tumours

 
Old 03-18-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

I had that just after I stopped taking my PPI, runout of prescription and atopped it only for a week and everything went back again, lumps with all the works... So I went back to see my GI and he gave me the same PPI... been taking it for 3 days and so far the lumps sensation is gone.. Iam wondering now if I am really totaly dependent on PPI... Question guys.. how do you get rid of your giddiness and nausea? I just feel like I am always spinning I am so out of balance! Is this still GERD?

 
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Hi ,

I have to add I also get the lump in throat sensation .
I know , It's awful !
When I get it I can't stop swallowing , then I feel the lump is getting bigger and no matter how many times I swallow it doesn't go down .
Every time it happens I'm convinced there is something stuck in my throat .
I agree with candp that it comes hand in hand with stress and anxiety .

 
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hi...about 4 months ago i developed what felt like a lump in my throat...and had real trouble swollowing, even to the point where i thorght i was going to choke.
my dr said it was an enlarged thyroid....he reffered me to a specialist who said it wasnt, he gave me a endosocopy...and everything was apparantly normal...then i had a scan...normal again...blood tests were normal to.
im beside myself to be honest, i feel like my life is on hold...im losing way too much weight even though im eating and i still dont know why i am like this.
can anyone help please...and has anyone had the same symptons.

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and no matter how many times I swallow it doesn't go down .
Every time it happens I'm convinced there is something stuck in my throat .
I too have this and I have it all the time. I find myself swallowing a lot, in an attempt to loosen it or to clear my throat. Needless to say, it does not help at all. My throat feels like there's an SOS pad in it. (abrasive & scratchy). I have always thought it was from my rx meds but have some stomach issues as well.

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dear louO7......that s just a symptom of an anxiety attack....if you re a bit stressed or under tension it s very common....i know it s frightening cos though i feel it quite often it s scary ....it s acid reflux. .. or as someone told me recently heartburn ( but i get it without the burning sensation) . i feel a lump in my stomach too but the dr told me it s acid . gas or trapped wind all caused by anxiety or certain foods . in my case it s definately anxiety . hope i helped a bit. take care

 
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

I suffer from the lump in the throat thing too - mine is definitely linked with anxiety, just reading this thread has brought it on - so am off over the gym to try and take my mind off of it - am on some meds for reflux, but it hasn't made any difference at all, so will do the 4 week course, and then take myself round to the Dr and say, nope don't need to be on them!

It is a horrible horrible sensation and I really feel for all of us who suffer with it.

 
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I get a tight throat feeling and a gagging feeling. Sometimes it feels like it's right at the base of my sinuses, right near the uvula. Other times it feels like it's right behind my tongue, and then there are other times it feels like a ball in the middle of my neck. Usually it's the first two though. I've been told it's from lpr. I have other symptoms of lpr like hoarse voice, regurgitation, raw throat feeling, cough...etc. I've had a barium swallow, showed nothing. Never had a scope though, so I don't know for sure if it's reflux or sinus related or both maybe. I have yet to find anyone with confirmed reflux who has tightness near the top of their throat instead of the middle, so I just don't know. It's definately a scary symptom.

 
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I have been having these symptoms such as lump in throat on and off for about 1.5 yrs now. Little better when I watch what I eat and eliminate most of carbonated beverages, coffee, greasy foods, etc. but the problem seems to me a permanent fixture in my life.
I do notice it is worse in the summer when the weather is hot and humid. But I also have sinus and dry mouth issues which probably contributes to the throat problems.

I gave up on PPIs about 6 months ago on the advise of my gastroenterologist. He prescibed domperidone to me which I also stopped taking. Whether either medication helped or not is not conclusive at this point since the reflux symptoms never went away at any point.

 
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Re: how many people get the lump-in-throat sensation?

im going through it now and pray it is over.tight throat,lump.c=try to couch it out or drink it out.dont seem to go away then.i even try pulling my neck skin away from it.
it is terrible
im going to pray right now for all of us to get cured.some say lean you head forward.type it in on the net.ton of people going the tight throat

 
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