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Acid Reflux / GERD board


I have suffered with this lump in throat feeling off and on for several years now. Doc thought it could be from acid reflux...took meds, no help. Had some tests, all were fine. Do have two tiny thyroid nodules, but not large enough to cause this. Since all the docs say it's nothing I've figured it just must be a muscle spasm. I do get them in my neck and it interferes with the cervical curve so I've just assumed this causes it and try not to let it worry me too much. It IS annoying as sin though. Thankfully I do get relief from it as it comes and goes. Sometimes I have it for months and then it will be gone for longer. Have you tried a muscle relaxer or xanax? I don't usually push meds, but either of these may help relax that muscle (of course if it's not something else).
hey yall... damn this thing.. tell you what i've had it for 2 months about every other 2 weeks.. and its horrible.. not that it hurts but b/c its constant!! it will drive a person insane... i've been reading alot and have had all the tests ran.. which includes: upper GI, ultrasound, scope.. i have ashtma but thats not it.. i know... they diagnosed me w/ acid reflux (LPR) i'm at the point where they said take the nexium for 6 weeks and i should see a significant change... i doubt i will.. feels to much like a spasm.. its like a the musle in your throat that allows food to go down is tense and stays like that.. i tried xanax, valium, flexiril.. none work.. i notice i feel it less when i eat... most of the time.. all of you hang in there.. i think this will pass for all of us.. i know the last time i had it, i started lexapro and it went away but gave me breathing problems like my chest had weights on it... but if any of you can tolerate lexapro or some type of anxiety med you could try that... even though it might of been a coincidence since the xanax didn't work

maybe we all have acid reflux.. i dunno.. do any of you get this worse after you finish working out at the gym? and feel like your ears need to pop along w/ the constricted throat feeling?


oh by the way .. if you haven't had the scope.. its very easy.. i requested no numbing medicine b/c i panic if my throat is numbed.. did not hurt a bit.. i actually talked to the doc while i had the damn scope in my throat, looking at my throat on the monitor. so no worries for anyone who wants to have it done.. and its only about 20 secs long
Holly Cow, I am not alone. I have the same problem with my throat and it was all of a sudden over 5 weeks now and I also posted it here see: [url] http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=3653759#post3653759[/url]

Well it felt like a hand on one side of my throat and that was freaky. Being I rarely go to the doctors I had to go because I went back to smoking after 4 years when my dear father was dieing so the guilt of getting throat cancer was overwhelming. I had an ultra sound reviling a 3mm nodule on my thyroid but the thyroid radioactive scan shows the thyroid was working well. The Dr. said I could see an endocrinologist but the earliest appointment is Jan 30th so I made the appointment and then went to see an ENT specialist and he did a tube with camera up my nose and down my throat and said it looked fine, I was relieved. He said it may be acid reflux and prescribed Nexium but that stuff takes a while to start working and I feel like I am choking often. And I don’t think it is acd reflux. So I now want to find a NYC Endo Dr. who will see me sooner. I also have more discomfort when I wear a tee shirt so I have to wear V-neck collars do any of you feel the same with the collars? The ENT specialist is going to do another ultrasound and if the nodule is 10mm I get a biopsy but I fear it will be 20mm in 6 months.


Good luck to all of you I am sure there is a reason for all of this and the more we search and share the closer we get to relief. And yes sleeping is tough I am ready for ambien : ) The throat mussel relaxers sound good too. I don’t like taking drugs so I am going to my chiropractor which I haven’t seen in a few years and have an adjustment and then I’m going to take some yoga classes as I haven’t had a class or practice in 3 months so I’ll let you all know how that goes. BTW my spouse thinks it is in my head a little (like it’s real but my body is making it because of stresses). I am under stress because my dad died and I have his estate woes but I am getting a handle of it all so I didn’t think it was that. But I smoked my brains out for 3 months when he was and eventually died because I felt badly because I couldn’t help him survive, it was extremely sad. Hey if all of this doesn’t help I’m going to a therapist and I’ll take sedatives because this throat feeling is very scary. I totally understand what everyone is going through.
Positive energy is coming your way.
Peace,
Linda
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[QUOTE=bleigh;3535340]I have suffered with this lump in throat feeling off and on for several years now. Doc thought it could be from acid reflux...took meds, no help. Had some tests, all were fine. Do have two tiny thyroid nodules, but not large enough to cause this. Since all the docs say it's nothing I've figured it just must be a muscle spasm. I do get them in my neck and it interferes with the cervical curve so I've just assumed this causes it and try not to let it worry me too much. It IS annoying as sin though. Thankfully I do get relief from it as it comes and goes. Sometimes I have it for months and then it will be gone for longer. Have you tried a muscle relaxer or xanax? I don't usually push meds, but either of these may help relax that muscle (of course if it's not something else).