Re: Throat closing
I have the throat closing feeling so bad that I haven't eaten solid food in 2 1/2 months. I'm on 3 ensures a day and chicken broth and milkshakes. I'm so afraid to eat at this point. I have been tested for everything from Schleraderma to Eosophillic Esophagitis and Croan's - all negative - thank the Lord. They still don't know what my problem is. I have had 3 endoscopes, 9 biopsies of the esophagus, 2 biopsies of small intestine, a manometry study, I've been to 3 gastrologists, 2 ENT's and am thinking of counseling. I've been diagnosed with GERD, hiatal hernia, inflammation of the esophagus, infected tonsils. Everytime I try to eat (scrambled egg or cream of wheat, etc.) the food doesn't get past the back of the tongue - it sticks to the base of my tongue and in my throat and sometimes the feeling last the entire day. I am on Zigerid 2x's a day, a double dose of Zantac at bedtime and Reglan 4x's a day. I feel better than before when they had me on Prevacid solutabs (I could bearly get them down even after they dessolved) and Carafate and liquid Lidocaine - I always felt awful, my throat was sore all the time and dry as can be and I constantly had that feeling that something was stuck in there. I still can't eat anything. I go back in next week to have a balloon diation of my esophagus - I hope it helps. I really believe it is a combination of an allergic reaction to something and the GERD - but I always have large bumps on the back of my tongue.