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September 15th, 2006
Hi marie and thanks for your reply. I guess esophagitis is basically a severely inflamed esophagus which can turn into barretts esophagus. Thank you for easing my fear a bit regarding the nodule. Probably whatever I have is treatable..At least I hope so. I will keep you posted. I am sorry you had to go through this. Is everything under control for you?
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replied September 16th, 2006
Hi sweetp
i just got off the phone with my friend that had what you have and then I got your email....She was telling me that she had a lot of symptoms, like tightness in the throat and burning all the time even with water...She said she did not have esophagitis but did have 2 nodules in the stomach and had them removed, with benign results...No cancer...Just nodules...She said that was three years ago and no problems since. I have a lot of stomach and throat problems...I have had all kinds of tests and all they found was a little fluid in my stomach and a small hiatal hernia and mild gerd...But honestly, my throat bothers me everyday...I even had my tonsils out :cry: that was no fun as an adult...Anyway, keep me posted, and don't despair as I have a feeling this will all be ok....
Regards and prayin for you.
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replied September 23rd, 2006
Hi marie. Thanks again for all your support. I hope your throat stops bothering you. There has to be something to cure this. I also wanted to let you know that the results of my biopsies were negative Smile so of course I am relieved. But I am still suffering from swallowing difficulty and sore throat like you. Hopefully we will get relief from this.
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replied October 10th, 2006
Just an update regarding my situation. My gastro doc who diagnosed me with stage 2 erosive esophagitis, has referred me to a specialist who will do another scope on me using ultrasound to check the nodule that was found to see whether it is a "pancreatic rest" or a stromal tumor. Apparently the pancreatic rest is a rare thing and I am not even able too find too much about it on the web. Doctor tried to explain it to me and according to him it is like an ectopic pancreas tissue or something like that. Like it hasn't grown properly. In itself it is not life threatening but may have to be fixed surgically. Or if the nodule is a tumor it may or may not be cancerous. My reflux that has gone untreated has really damaged my esophagus. I also have another appt. To see an ears, nose and throat doc. Well, I know now that in my case, my symptoms were not just from stress, globus, hystericus.
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replied October 22nd, 2006
My heartburn began almost a yr ago (but mouth had been smarting for few years before that). Went for a gastroscope & subsequently underwent triple therapy for helicobactor (not sure whether I got that word correct) bacteria. After 1 whole year of ppis,(eg nexium, pariet, losec mups, omeneprazole) sometimes 2 a day, am still having heartburn every day, whenever I lie down, and often even when sitting up.
Am sooo sick of the pain, sleeping difficulty, & the medication and side effects: constipation, muscle tightness in chest & arm, breathing difficulty, and very worried abt getting barrets.

All this despite adhering to advice eg no oily/ spicy food, alcohol, cola etc; taking small but more frequent meals, raising the head of bed etc

would appreciate any advice on alternative treaments that have worked for any of you.

Thanks in advance.
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replied October 23rd, 2006
Re: Tight Throat
nhutmach wrote:
i get that too only I think I do it on my own due to stress and anxiety. I purposely tighten my throat without even thinking about it. It started when I was taking diet pills from the doctor. Since I am off them, it has subsided and sometimes I find myself tightening my throat and so I then try to relax. It now comes and goes. Depends on the stress in my life. I am diagnosed with chronic anxiety anyway.

exactly anxiety causes serious disorders.
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replied October 24th, 2006
My friend's husband also experienced the same tightness on the throat and had heartburn symptoms. They found out that the condition is known as acid reflux.

Good luck!
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replied October 25th, 2006
Throat Lump
I just recently started to have the same issues with my throat. It feels tight and restricted. It is difficult to eat more than a bite at a time without washing the food down with something to drink.

I also having a burning sensation in my throat and on the outside of my ears. Another symptom I have is a tightness in my chest and pain in my back. It feels like someone is pushing on either side of my chest and back squeezing me.

I went to the doctor today and they looked at me like I was crazy and ofcourse that upset me and I cried.

This has never happened to me before but I have been under a lot of stress lately but somehow I want to believe it is something else.

What is up with the chest and back pain or the burning of my ears?

This all started on saturday around 5 days ago. Does anyone else know what is wrong with me? Does anyone else have these strange symptoms?

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replied October 26th, 2006
Tight Throat
Mad I have tight throat for about 3 months now and I can't take it anymore. I feel as if my throat is still or if something is stuck. The doctor said you are just worrying too much. I know what you mean.
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replied October 27th, 2006
Tight Throat - Cold Sore Related ????????????
Hi I also have all the symptoms that people have discussed , such as a feeling that you cabnnot breathe and also suffered a panic attack , does anyone think that the stress could have been brought on by the fact that I recently got a cold sore and I got the tight throat at around the same time , as this does make me stressed , also when this cold sore goes away do you think the tight throat will also ???
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replied October 27th, 2006
One Side Is Cured Now!!!
Arrow one side of the lump I scured now yay!!!
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replied November 9th, 2006
I Had Tight Throat And Other Symptoms
I have had similar issues, all linked to anxiety/stress and work. I posted this same reply in another topic, which was related to not getting a deep breath. Ive had alot of the symptoms that are posted by my fellow anxieters, so hopefully someone gets relief from my suggestions.

One question everyone in this forum should ask them selves, do you work in front of a computer? I have done so for years and these issues on started after a few years of working in front of the computer.

Some things that help me to "release" so that I can breath deeply and get rid of my throat lump feeling are:

1. Hot water bottle
2. A good physio therapist (preferably sports) as they seem to understand muscles and how they operate in your body
3. Beleive your doctor, I know its hard but you have to have faith in them or if not one, get a second opinion, dont tell the second one at all that you have seen another doctor, so then their decision is not biased.

4. In australia we have bowen therapy, not sure if you have it over there, can be very effective.

5. Yoga or pilates
6. Work less, or take more breaks.

7. Review your matress, you spend 1/3rd of your life on your bed, and it may not be as "supporting" as it used to be so could be causing back issues which cause back spasms/tightness
8. Laugh as often as you can, if not at a comedy, ring an old friend and reminise over stupid things youd do, its amazing how much laughter helps.

9. Ride a bike
10. Get a massage

those things have helped me, ive had some rough trots, but have gotten through them. One thing which I always would think to myself when I thought it was the worst its ever been was, what doesnt kill us makes us stronger.

I even went to the allegist, as I thought it must be some sort of allergy to a food, it came back that I am allergic to nothing. This may surprise you, but the allergist said, he has had some worse off ppl than me, that were only eating rice and water. He said he referred them to a speech pathologist? You might be thinking yeah right sure that works, but the speech pathologist can give you exersizes to release the muscles in your throat, which give you relief from your symptoms, and will allow you to manage them. Further to this the exersizes allow you to learn open throat breathing.

Typically with my issues, I have found they occur due to muscle spasms or tightness in my neck/back and between my shoulder blades.

Hope this helps.

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replied November 16th, 2006
a Good Diagnosis Is Laryngoscopy!
Hi friends:

if you have been having chronic problems have a doctor take a sample tissue of your throat for testing. This procedure is called "direct rigid laryngoscopy".

You will be put sleep during the surgical procedure and the doctor will look down your throat. The doctor will look below your vocal box and adams apple where must of us feel pain. He will then take a sample tissue and send it to a lab for infection or bacteria growing. If you have excess mucous in your throat he will vacum the mucous up and send it out to a lab for testing.

To read mor about "direct rigid laryngoscopy" go to the link below:
www.Peacehealth.Org/kbase/topic/medtest/hw 232056/whydone.Htm

if you believe you are suffering from gerd or acid reflux have your doctor run a blood test to check for helicobacter bacteria.
If your test is negative as your doctor to refer you for an endoscopy surgical procedure to look down your esophogus tube for signs of redness around the tissues or if an ucler in your stomach is causing the acid eroption to reflect up in your throat.

Please, do not take aspirins, bc powder, goodie powders, or any over the counter that containg aspirins because they are known for causing ulcers and acid reflux related problems.

If you take aspirins medicene for headache or migranes ask your doctor for a migrane prescription medicene like imitrex.

If you have a cold or fever, tylenol is what gastro intestinal doctors recommed because it won't irritate your stomach.

Good luck to all of you!
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replied November 23rd, 2006
Stress Relief

have you tried home remedies?

It might work and it's free.

Like those:

- eat: nuts, cheese and a spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
- eat at least 5 bananas a day, reduce to one in time.
- eat a lot of pumpkin seeds.

And many more.

Here are a few web site to check out:

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replied March 28th, 2007
It Is Anxiety
I have been suffering from this for more than 7 years now. I have tried many things, now I focus on meditation and changing my life.

I really believe that this is what is required from all of us suffering from this.
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replied June 1st, 2007
Hello From Australia
Not to repeat wat you have all said.. im having same probs with my throat. some of the symptoms are same or similar.. but somthing happnd that was different today. i nearly choked on food.. like totaly couldnt get it down and i think it was too far down to bring back up.. was discusting i could feel it getting stuck all the way down i had to hit my chest a few times. now i can hear u all saying.. mabye it was too big the food.. but it wasnt.. I have a constant feeling of needing to burp or be sick coz ther eis somthing in my throat. or that feeling of eating too much that its siting in ur throat.. u compulsive over eaters will understand that one... Wink

I 1st had this throat closing over feeling bout 2months ago.. on and off.. ( i noticed it was wen i was at my b/f place that this would occor)
eventualy i worked out it was an emotional thing. certain ppl i was hanging around.. brought it on. or so i thought.. coz wen i would go home.. i was usualy ok.. now ive been home now for over a week.. it disapreard after couple of days.. but then started coming back gradualy. now its full on.. and im not only haing trouble breathing..or so it feels.. but swallowing food.. i should go to the docs but im prity sure its all axiety...
i just thought id add me bit to ur bits.. and was nice to find this page helpd me understand wat was going on a bit more.. thanks peeps Smile
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replied June 4th, 2007
Feeling of Throat Being Tight
Hi everyone. I'm so glad to hear that there are other people out there that has the same symptoms that I have. I do have anxiety and am taking pills for that. I have only had these symptoms for about 4 months, but it is really driving me crazy. My symptoms are dry month, the feeling of my throat closing, but i do not have any trouble eating or drinking. I went to my doctors and he said it was all in my head.
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replied June 4th, 2007
Well, it is all in your head. Mine too.

But leave it to a doctor to respond like that.

Stay away from caffeine, red meats, alcohol, shrimp, spicy hot foods -- foods that "heat you up." Eat yogurt, vegetables, fish, some chicken, club soda -- foods that "cool you down" -- good foods are alkaline. Bad foods are acidic. Also, avoid stimulants including caffeine, alcohol, drugs etc.

Next -- read The Power of Now about 20 times. Or listen to the CDs.

Then, practice meditation.

Essentially, take care of yourself. Make time for yourself. Find time for quiet. Relaxations.

And, get out of your head. Focus on the body. Stop thinking about things. Try to make your mind blank all the time unless you need your mind as a tool for the moment.

And last, don't be so hard on yourself. Forgive yourself. Forgive the past. Don't think about the future. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy your life.
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replied June 5th, 2007
Closing Throat
I know that you are right, but it isn't that easy. I also grind my teeth at night, do you surpose that that has anything to do with it as well? I have been exercising about every other day and that does make me feel better. I will try out meditation and live for today.
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replied June 8th, 2007
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Re: Tight Throat
mop4me wrote:
I have had this tightness for a week now. I finally believe it is my anxiety. When I close my eyes and concentrate on relaxing my throat, the feeling goes away. Also, when I take an ativan, it also goes away. So maybe now that I know it is anxiety, it might go away. Good luck to you

A friend of mine is also experiencing this kind of situation....I think I'm going to tell her about the relaxing of throat.

Thanks for this.
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