Re: Problems after eating
the tightness in the throats occasionally when eating sounds like a problem that i developed over many years, it got worse a little at a time until i was finally able to recognize that it was a particular food. Ultimately it got really bad and i elimated 'milk' altogether. later i came across a particular problem online called Eosinophylic Esophagitis, basically the esophagus constricts in response to a particular food. also this problem can happen from stomach acid at least according to what i read, one is Allergic EE and the other is Gerd EE.
Did the doc take a biopsy to check for EE when he did your endoscopy? EE can scar esophagus but i specifically requested this biopsy, and it was positive for me, but the doc said my esophagus visually looked good. so a visual inspection isn't neccessarily going to point to this, a biopsy with the doc looking for esinophils in the tissue, will give a positive or negative reading. endoscope procedures are supposed to have a risk associated with them, so instead you can keep track of what you eat or do some allergy testing to see if your potentially allergic to a certain food and then see what happens when you either eat or avoid eating that particular food.
I dont know how helpful the allergy testing is, I've had it recently, and it claims i have dog and egg allergies in addition to milk, but i've never had a problem with eggs, and i've been babysitting some small dogs and not have any issues with them. but it did find im allergic to milk, something i've known before the testing. At least it might indicate a food that you could then keep an eye on to see if it is in the ingredient listings of the foods you have been eating when you have a reaction.
cheaper then either of the above is keep a food diary of what you eat and when the problems occur, see if you notice a common food that you eat when you have a problem, (some allergens are milk, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, etc.. ) you may have to check ingredients lists to notice the commonality between what you eat, since any single of these items is in just about everything, but im too lazy for that kind of thing, perhaps you aren't. Keep in mind allergens in food are normally proteins, for example milk has two proteins (whey-protein, casein-protein), but not all dairy/milk items have both milk proteins. that threw me off for when i was trying to figure out what was messing with me. I can eat butter, sour cream, real cheese, anything with casein/caseinate, but not whey, so no cream cheese, milk, icecream, anything with nonfat milk, or whey protein which is being added to everything.
Their are so many strange problems on these boards, that its very possible you have a completely different problem. I've developed some other problems that are probably completely unrelated and myself and the docs havn't a clue.
i meant to keep this simple and small, but sorry i failed.