I have a problem swallowing food and sometimes get a pain in my throat?
- 13 Jun 2015 by Ozymay
- 6 Jul 2015
- pain, omeprazole, gerd, endoscopy, food, throat, male
I am a 24 yr old male and have had acid reflux for the past 5 years. For the past two months I have been taking omeprazle and it seems to help. About one month ago I had an endoscopy done and they took a biopsy from my stomach and throat. Both came back negative for anything serious so that is good news. But I still am getting food stuck in the base of my throat it feels like. I figured the doctor who looked at my throat would of said something if somthing looks off but it feels really narrow when I swallow and it's really annoying. Any ideas on how I can fix this? The other thing is a random pain... Now this is completely random and might happen once every week or so. I seem to get an aching pain in the base of my throat and also around my inner shoulderblades and chest (both sides) It is all very Speratic and seems to be random. This will eventually fade off anywhere from a few min to 20 or 30 min. Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks
Suggest you go back to see your doctor. They may want to do some other tests to find out what the problem is.
In my opinion its trapped Air in combo with stress. This causes pain between shoulder blades, stomach, diaphragm etc. The problem swallowing is because of anxiety. Also, you need to relax, exercise often and eat right. The GERD diet or IBS diet works well. I'm still fighting but its a little better every week. Green tea helps a lot as well as bicarbonate of soda, one teaspoon in a half glass of water. Good luck!
You can try OTC product called “Thick it” which is a powder that you mix into water to help people swallow.
I occasionally get this feeling when I eat something dry, like chicken, or when I'm eating quickly and don't chew my food well enough. It helps to consciously remember to chew well and make sure to get your saliva mixed in well with it before swallowing.
I've had this problem and know the feeling. My Dad has it, too. His Gastroenterologist enlarges his esophagus during an endoscopy every year or two and NO MORE PROBLEMS!! The difference is amazing! Dad was on pureed foods for a few weeks until this last "enlarging" of his esophagus. Instantly he is back on regular food. I would try this if your Doc will agree to do it.
Eliminate foods that trigger excess production of stomach acid
lose excess weight
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