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Acid Reflux / GERD board

Hi everyone,

(I posted this on the Digestive Disorders board first because somehow I overlooked this board which is where this post should be)

I am currently seeing a regular doc and an ENT. Recently I began having trouble swallowing, like there is a lump in my throat. My regular doctor says "globulus hystericus" from anxiety, however Xanax and Prozac has not made this go away. My ENT says "reflux" and put me on Prevacid which I've been on for two weeks now. I don't have heartburn and have researched this and think I may have LPR instead.

However, I do have severe health anxiety. Basically, I feel like I have something life threatening. I am scared I have a tumor or cancer. I am 30 years old and smoked and drank from the age of 15 to the age of 29 which is almost 15 years. I feel like I'm waiting for a death sentence.

Anyway, the doctors don't seem to think so. ENT wants me to take 30 mg Prevacid every morning for a month then come in. If no improvement he may send me for a barium swallow.

I am scared because I feel like they are ignoring me and being slow. Why do I feel this way? It's like a lump/stuck sensation in my lower throat area in the center above where the collarbones meet. It seemed to get better a little but now it is back with severity.

Does this sound like LPR? Does anyone else struggle with this? I am afraid I have something bad wrong with me. I'm losing lots of weight but apparently this is a Prozac side effect which I just started a week or two ago.

I am miserable. I have followup appointments in July. I feel like my doctors think I'm a hypochondriac and I am determined not to bug them until my appointment and hope I can get some advice here.