I was wondering if any of you have had a very frequent sensation of wanting to gag?? I've had this occur a few times since I was diagnosed with gastritis about 3 weeks ago but over the past 2-3 days it has gotten worse.
I feel as if there is a lump in my throat that I can't get rid of. I am by no means choking but if I walk around or are active it feels like I have to gag and sometimes I do. The only real thing that I have found that helps this is to sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing.
I have to see my doctor on tuesday but in the meantime, is there anyone that can suggest anything I can do to make it better??
Oh, just on a side note, I don't throw up or anything, it's just the gagging that really bothers me. I also do not have heartburn or anything like that related to the gastritis. I am currently on ranitidine for the gastritis and have been feeling better as of late.
I can relate to your "sensation in throat" almost perfectly! I was doing some research online by doing a search for "gastric reflux--lump in throat" and found this wonderful message forum! So...I am having the same symptoms as you and went to my dr several months ago and he gave me nexium. I took it for a week or so and it went away completely. It stayed away for several months until about 2 weeks ago. It comes and goes--i will have it for a week and then no sign of it for a few days, then it comes back. I am a fairly healthy eater--i watch what I eat and am very concious of not eating a lot of fat (which I have read triggers it), etc, etc.
Like you, I have what feels like a 'lump' in my throat that I can't get rid of! It doesn't hurt, it is just annoying and I feel like I have to try and burp all the time to help 'relieve' it. I describe it as a lump/'flap' that when I burp it 'opens up' and then 'flaps back'. I know, very strange, but I don't know how else to describe it. I feel like if someone was to take a scope and stick it down my throat they would find something just sitting there and not moving on down the 'throat track'!
anyway, I think I am going to go back to my dr next week and see what he says. I have been taking nexium for about 2 weeks-- 1 in the morning, 1 at night--this is what my dr prescribed several months ago when I had it then and it went away. It is not going away now and I am taking twice as much as I did back then! So, all this to say I feel your pain and let's keep in touch and I will let you know what I find out from my Dr. If anyone else out there has any ideas, please let me know!
I have to go back to the doctor in a week and a half. I think mine is all in relation to the gastritis and what I eat. I was feeling alright last week, it wasn't bad at all. This past wednesday night I ate something I should not have and I have been getting the sensation in my throat again. I'll see what the doctor has to say about it when I go back.
Meisha I have been feeling the same way as you have for quite some time now. I try to burp and it does not help. Anyways i went to our specialist and he did not find anything. I was suppose to go and have an x-ray but i forgot all about it. I do not think i have allergies (as far as i know of) which in this case (i hope i do). I have been on a medicine for acid reflux, and it has not helped that much. I keep on thinking it is my tonsils. But i don't think it is. PLEASE REPLY. I need some adivce n how to stop this. It does not hurt it is just annoying like you said. God bless.
I know for sure that acid reflux can cause you to feel like that. It does that because of the acid in your throat. But I would think that you would be accompanied by a burning feeling in your throat if that was it. Lately, I have had really bad gas in my stomach, and every time I get that feeling in my throat, I feel like I need to burp, and sometimes it actually helps. That could be part of the problem as well.
hey, i had the same sensation for around 6 months. it didnt hurt, was worse at nyt than during the day, went away when i ate etc. when i saw ma doctor he said it was more a sensation than an actual problem sometimes caused by stress. i also know someone who had the same problem after a close family member died and after being examined by an ENT and after being told that there was nothing wrong the feeling went away which she was told by the doctor was due to having the satisfaction of knowledge that there wasnt anything wrong and it was anxiety that caused the feeling