Is This Esophogus Trouble
Posted 07 December 2007 - 02:41 PM
Lately, whenever I eat, my food seems to get stuck at the very top of my throat. Is this wht happens when the esophogus needs to be stretched? I'm havina an EGD on the 18th to check on how an ulcer is healing. Will the doctor see this trouble at that time?
Thanks for any suggestions.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:06 PM
Last Oct, when Gareth was grabbing at his throat, the GI doctor ordered a swallowing test. That showed that G's problem wasn't in swallowing, but that the food stopped 1/3 of the way down.....esophageal dismotility. It wouldn't go any further until he took another bite or washed it down with liquids. The tech said that even though he was grabbing his throat, the food was getting stuck further down. It's only a sensation that it is stuck in your throat. As for stretching the esophagus.....I don't know. Gareth was on Plaquenil for 3 months before he told me that his 'esophagus is working.' Best of luck to you with the EGD....I assume that's an endoscopy?
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:15 PM
Thanks for the reply. I have already been told that I have motility problems but this is the first time I've had this feeling in my throat. Yes, the EGD is an endoscopy. I had one two months ago that showed an ulcer so the doctor wants to see if the meds have helped to heal it. I know just how Gareth felt. Swallowing liquids really does not seem to help even though I keep trying it. Hopefully I'll find out soon.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:41 PM
I get the same feeling if I over eat or have caffiene or chocolate. I don't think anything is really stuck, it just feels like a lump there. The feeling goes away for after an hour or so.
I have motility problems too. I think that's the feeling it causes.
Feel better soon.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:54 AM
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:09 PM
Bunny, I've been on reglan for a while now. The doctor reduced my dosage in half so maybe I need to go back on the full dosage.
Barefut, I don't have to over eat to get that 'stuck in the throat' feeling. It happens after only a few bites.
Beanie, I could drink a half glass of water and the food still feels stuck. I'm almost looking forward to the endoscopy just to get relief.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:30 AM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:00 PM
I never found drinking after something got stuck to help. I could only feel the water rising in my esophagus like it was coming back up. I take 10 mg. of reglan with a third if I need it. My situation is alittle different now because I eat nothing at all. I am nourished by TPN, with is an IV 12 hour a day drip. It is administered through my portocath which has now truly become my lifeline.
Good luck, Bunny
Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:03 PM
Lizzie, thats exactly how I feel. It's not all the time but often enough to be troublesome. It does seem at times that I need to throw up.
Bunny, I'm really sorry that you have to have the TPN. Is that due to a swallowing problem?
I just hope that the doctor finds out something during my endoscopy and can fix it.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:49 AM
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