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Old 05-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Tight throat! Any words of wisdom?

Good day all, I'll keep it brief - I am on 2x daily PPI for LPR, ENT also diagonsed me with Post Viral Vagal Neuropathy (unknown cause), Vocal Cord Pareisis. Had endoscopy, throat scope, PH test, manhometry, and LEMG.

My current symptom du jour is a feeling like someone is grabbing my throat and gently pulling down while concurrently placing a finger in the area just below my Adams Apple and above the chest cavity (right where there is an indent in your neck). This is not too bad in the morning, much worse as the day drags on. I am usually cool when I eat, but lousy again a few minutes when done. I also feel like it is worse when I stand up versus sitting or lounging.

My questions for the group:

1) Do others share a similar feeling? Am I crazy?
2) What is your hypothesis or docs theory of what is causing this thing?
3) What treatment seems to work - drugs, supplements, PT, etc.

Thanks much - have a nice weekend.

 
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Re: Tight throat! Any words of wisdom?

Yes. We share the almost the exact same symptoms, I'm afraid. We noted it earlier. But everything you write sounds just like what I experince. I had a vocal cord specialist work with me last week and they feel it is due to the spasms, as does my ENT.

Last time I had this (several years ago) it took a combination of dietary changes (temporary, like a year about, then I loosened up my eating), lifestyle modifications (temporary, like when I ate, versus take my meds, lay down, walk ect), PPis, and benzos. I am doing terribly now because I am not so strict as I was before (it seems harder the second time) and I still have yet to get a benzo (though my ENT agrees I should be one one to relax the spasming, he wants my GP to prescribe and she is in a family clinic and MIA when I call). sooo, if I were doing all these things again like the first time I cannot say if they would work. I really think the number one thing that helped was not what I ate but the times and the amount. I ate like a bird but spaced out all day long.

How is the diet you were following going? Did it help? Do you think I should get the book? How are you feeling lately?

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Good day all, I'll keep it brief - I am on 2x daily PPI for LPR, ENT also diagonsed me with Post Viral Vagal Neuropathy (unknown cause), Vocal Cord Pareisis. Had endoscopy, throat scope, PH test, manhometry, and LEMG.

My current symptom du jour is a feeling like someone is grabbing my throat and gently pulling down while concurrently placing a finger in the area just below my Adams Apple and above the chest cavity (right where there is an indent in your neck). This is not too bad in the morning, much worse as the day drags on. I am usually cool when I eat, but lousy again a few minutes when done. I also feel like it is worse when I stand up versus sitting or lounging.

My questions for the group:

1) Do others share a similar feeling? Am I crazy?
2) What is your hypothesis or docs theory of what is causing this thing?
3) What treatment seems to work - drugs, supplements, PT, etc.

Thanks much - have a nice weekend.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: Tight throat! Any words of wisdom?

I have had swollen lymph nodes under my jaw for about 3 months now. I've been to see three different doctors, and had a difficult time believing I was being correctly diagnosed. I also experienced a "tight throat feeling" I attributed to a thyroid problem and made me very uneasy, and it felt like there was a lump in my throat at times. I was always tired and very anxious. After the doctor visits I began a small dose of antidepressants and seeing a therapist regularly. I've been assured that the lymph nodes are my body trying to fight off a virus that I've not allowed it to do (have been stressed and very busy with not much time for rest). My throat is not 100% yet, and my lymph nodes are swollen (opposite sides of head below the ears along jaw), but I feel tremendously better haven had the problem correctly diagnosed by professionals- mind you, I didn't believe the first two- rather than googling symptoms on the internet and leading to greater anxiety and the onset of new symptoms worthy of googling (the tightness in my throat is globus, and anxiety reflex). Please see a doctor if you are experiencing problems, and don't forget the physical effects anxiety can wreak on your body. I hope this helps someone, I would have liked to see a post like this a few months ago.

 
Old 03-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Re: Tight throat! Any words of wisdom?

what antidepressant and what dosage? thank you

 
Old 03-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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Re: Tight throat! Any words of wisdom?

20 mg of Celexa. My doctor originally started me at 10 mg (a very low dose) and I've been surprised how well the increase has helped. 10 didn't help much, 20 has made a big difference. My throat has been less tight after a few days on the higher dose, and I've felt much better.

 
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