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Old 04-27-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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lump sensation

I have posted many questions over the years and usually don't get responses.. I don't know why. Please help me.. I am 61 years old. I have suffered with anxiety most of my life. Along with this, I have acid reflux, IBS, asthma, post nasal drip, PVC'S ( skipped heartbeats) I have IBS flareups and with Prilosec 2x a day I have minimal issues. I have memories of having a lump sensation in my throat years and years ago. Well it has started again. Lump sensation in my throat, heartburn, discomfort in my upper stomach.. My anxiety either brought it on don't know but I do have high anxiety now.. I take Zoloft for that, maybe I will have to have the dosage increased.. not good with taking meds , leary on taking meds(part of my anxiety)... So I went to the ENT.. he scoped my throat and said all looked fine, gave me a nasal spray and talked to me about Globus sensation or whatever its called. I don't think its in my throat? Its in my esophagus cause I feel food stick where it leaves it and enters into my stomach.. and then again I am guessing but very very worried. Had bloodwork which came out amazingly awesome.. Please does anyone have any of this going on??? Sure appreciate some advice

 
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: lump sensation

Oh my goodness....it's almost as if I wrote your post. I have many of your symptoms and issues. Post nasal drip, ibs, acid reflux, depression, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, chronic fatigue. I had that scope thing up my nose and down my throat, and the endoscopy down my throat through my esophogus and upper stomach. Colonoscopy, liver biopsy, ultra sound...sheesh, tired of all these tests. I was given zoloft also, along with klonopin. Along with the nasal spray and prilosec. I really dislike swallowing pills though sometime they make me gag. That's also why I don't like going to the dentist. Anyway, I also have that lump in my throat feeling when I swallow...and sometimes it gags me. I wish I could help...we are in the same boat, suffering.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Re: lump sensation

If you have the sensation of food sticking where your esophagus and stomach meet, you may have a stricture there, usually caused by scar tissue from reflux, that causes a narrowing and doesn't allow food to enter the stomach properly. This needs to be checked out by a scope, and if a stricture is present, can be stretched out at the same time. A gastroenterologist does this procedure in the GI lab under sedation, and the stretching works immediately. The scope can also assess if you have ulcers or other pathology that is causing you pain, so it is diagnostic and therapeutic both. I would consult with a GI Dr. about this possibility.

 
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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Re: lump sensation

I so feel your pain, all your problems sound a lot like mine!!! I suffer from anxiety and am having a terrible flare up as we speak with my reflux/gerd!!! I too have had the lump feeling in the throat!! It drove me crazy, it went away but does come back when I eat something I shouldn't have or when my anxiety gets bad!!!

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Old 10-16-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
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Re: lump sensation

Hi jojokdz and others here. Ladybud has given you the best advise and I totally agree with her. You need to see a gastroenterologist. They are the type of doctors who can diagnose and treat you for this.

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Re: lump sensation

You definitely need to see a gastroenterologist. It sounds like you may have acid reflux and possibly LPR. There is some good information on the web about it. Sometimes it takes a long time to get an appt with a specialist. In the meantime, try to avoid caffeine including coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Also avoid anything with tomatoes, spicy foods, most fruits and juices and limit fats and fried foods. When I have a "flare" period, I only eat foods with a ph of 5 or higher for 2-3 weeks. Carafate suspension by prescription helps the throat and esophagus heal. Also, if you do have LPR, I have found taking ranidine before bedtime helps if you have nighttime reflux. There is research online about drinking alkaline water with ph of 8 or greater and it may neutralize pepsin from reflux that may damage tissues. I also rinse my sinuses out with it and it improves the post nasal drip.

 
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