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Old 05-03-2002, 04:19 AM   #1
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I just wanted to give you an update on my situation since you were so nice in answering my post in such a thorough and knowledgeable way.

I had an endo appt. and didn't have a scat scan. The endo said that the nodules are too small to be causing the throat pressure and all of my levels are normal. He just wants to watch them for six months. My nuclear scan just showed them as funtioning (warm) and he said I don't have any cancer risks so he is not worried.

I am now just frustrated because I felt we had gotten to the root of my problem. This funny pressure in my throat is so bad. Sometimes it feels like after eating my food comes right back up pressing right at the base of my neck. I feel like I am going crazy with this and I am so scared to have a ct scan.

Thanks for all of your help and for listening.

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Hi ocpik,
This wasn't written to me, but I wonder if you have been to an ear, throat and nose specialist. Maybe you said before, but I don't know.
I wonder if there is an obstruction inside your throat?

Another thing that can cause the symptoms is anxiety. Besides selenium, I suggest Vitamin B 50 or 100 complex daily to feed your nerves...all of this is upsetting and frustrating, so we need the B just to deal with it, anyway!

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Hi Treefrog

I have been to an ENT, that is where my pcp sent me after he gave me the stress speach initially and I kept complaining. I had a barium swallow that didn't show anything unusual. It is weird because is isn't really a tightness in my throat, as much as a pressure under the thyroid area. Like something is underneath pushing up on the area right in the little hole under your thyroid. It is a dry funny pressure rather than pain. I can swallow just fine and like the stress (globus sensation) it feels good when I swallow and then the presure comes right back up. It is worse after I eat. I don't feel it at night when I lay down but soon as I move or swallow in the morning, it is right back there. It is driving me nuts. For today, it hasn't been as bad for some reason. I don't know what to think. I didn't go for a cat scan because I wanted to see an endo first and I don't want to waste tests for nothing. I am just trying to live with it and finding some comfort from the fact that something worse would probably have happened by now since this started in mid December. My only fear is that I could be ignoring something more serius like a tumor somewhere other than the esophogus that the barium swallow wouldn't show. Thanks for your response.

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