Re: Ulcer and esophagus healed but still have globus (lump in throat)
I experienced a progression very similar to yours. It started with the feeling of something stuck in my throat, and a few weeks later I would feel pressure building in my chest. After pounding on my chest with my fist, I would belch and then the build-up would start again. I was put on Prilosec and then Nexium, but after a month of each drug, swallowing was painful. I finally had an endoscopy and was diagnosed with Grade A esophagitis.
After a month on Dexilant 60mg, I no longer have to force out burps and the painful swallowing is gone, but I still have the sensation of something being in my throat when dry swallowing. It isn't unbearable, but gosh is it annoying! Let us know if it goes away eventually. At this point I'm just waiting it out. My doctor says it's the upper esophageal sphincter clamping shut and that eventually it will relax. I've been dealing with this since February. If it is still happening in August, I think I'm going to beg for either a muscle relaxant or a cricopharyngeal myotomy at my 3 month follow-up with my doctor.
Last edited by KitKat880; 06-14-2012 at 08:22 AM.