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RIRIGIRL

615d

Hi, I suffer from GERD pretty bad. I’ve been dealing with it since 2018. For about 2 months now I’ve had this new frightening symptom as to when I eat and swallow food gets stuck in my throat… it gets stuck in a spot where I can’t breathe until it passes. It’s very scary and has caused me fear of eating and swallowing. I’m afraid I’m going to choke and die. I’m losing weight and I’m sure I’m losing much nutrition. Has anyone dealt with anything like this?

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    • Scoutie

      440d

      Yes, yes, yes Go to a gastroenterologist and see if the esophagus needs stretching or if it is a hernia, etc... Acid reflux causes these.

    • sorenachy

      440d

      Definitely try protein shakes. Some of them are so good that even though I have never had this scary issue you are having I drink them. I work at a warehouse type store that sells in bulk (not associated with any other store, not sure I can say the name?) and there are so many different flavors. Also there are collagen powders and such out there that may have some protein and additional nutrition in them. But I would suggest seeing your doc and letting them know what's going on. If you are taking prescription ant-acids make sure you are also taking calcium and vitamin D3. Those ant-acids pull calcium out of your bones and the calcium will help replace that and D3 helps with absorption of calcium.

    • Scoutie

      440d

      Yes, yes, yes Go to a gastroenterologist and see if the esophagus needs stretching or if it is a hernia, etc... Acid reflux causes these.

    • Dip

      522d

      My last Dr visit he asked if I had your swallowing symtoms but I didn’t So please tell your doctor. Until then drink ensure eat icecream things soft pudding good luck I feel for you god bless

    • Castro

      547d

      I’m having these same symptoms feeling like a lump in my throat I went to the hospital and they said im healthy with heart and lungs so idk

    • wise

      581d

      I have the same issue, but a swallow study revealed the food wasn't actually stuck, it's either a psychosomatic response or a neurological response because my brain is stupid and bad and I have a degenerative neurological condition lol

    • AdventurrrCat

      582d

      Have you tried drinking Ensure or other protein shakes to help with nutrition? I have drank those when health issues prevented me from eating much, causing me to physically feel bad. Drinking 2 a day in addition to the food I could eat, helped me feel so much better. It’s not a solution to the whole problem, but could help in the short term

    • juniiebug

      582d

      There are times where I almost “forget how” to swallow. I’m not sure if it’s related to GERD or not but it’s very stating.

    • Andreacamargo

      594d

      Anti-acids don’t help because they alkalize your stomach acid , and what doctors don’t explain to us is that’s not good . Because when you stop the acid production you have more risk for gut bacterias ,you can not process food well,gut disbiosis is promoted. If you do a little of research you will find that acid reflux is not cause for high stomach acid is the opposite. It’s cause by low stomach acid and the first and main cause are because of anti acids. You have to change your diet , is key , but anti acids won’t resolve the issue at all . Besides taking Ppi , find a good quality of digestive enzymes and take them with your food , you hopefully gonna see a huge difference. Enzymes will help your stomach to digest and “cut” the food you eat . Also , you can prepare marshmallow root infusions and drink it between meals and separate from medications at least 1 hour . You can search about marshmallow root and how much it helps with this condition . It helps tons to alíviate reflux , and helps to creat a protective layer in your esophagus and stomach. I never got relief from Anti acids , they helped for some weeks and then nothing works . When I start seeing an inmunonutricion doctor everything changed. I visited different gastro doctor and nobody helped me or gave me solutions more than “you have to live with this, and also , you have to take anti-acids for the rest of your life” , and that’s not true at all. Doctors right know need to be more interesting getting more updates about certain new ways to treat some illnesses. It’s not just about what they learn 30 o 10 years ago , everything has changed and new research’s has being made . So I hope you feel better

    • Hydra

      610d

      I take a supplement called Quercetin. It is an all natural supplement that comes in different dosages and forms. I take a 500 mg tablet 1-2 times a day, and I dissolve it in water or juice. It helps with inflation and histamine responses.

    • Hydra

      610d

      Not saying this is definitely it, but it is something to be aware of

    • Hydra

      610d

      Hello everyone. I wanted to add to this thread that this is a symptom of EOE. Eosinophilic esophagitis, and having bad heartburn/GERD is also a symptom. This is how it started with me and my brother

    • Aur

      614d

      They can stretch your esophagus during an endoscopy. That is what they did for me and it helps.

      • Elka_Arendt

        443d

        @Aur I had this procedure and it changed my life.

      • Elka_Arendt

        547d

        @Aur I’m thinking of having this. Did it help you? It is really hard for me to eat.

        • Elka_Arendt

          443d

          @Elka_Arendt I had the same procedure and it changed my life.

    • Lucilou

      614d

      I read somewhere to try smoothies. Hopefully thst helps

    • JesseC

      614d

      I have this issue and in my case it's a hernia in my esophagus. You should get in touch with your doctor. In the meantime, cut your food into smaller pieces and/or take smaller bites. It's definitely scary and I hope you get answers soon.

    • PainterGirl814

      614d

      I had that issue and got an EGD to see what was going on. Got prescribed pantoprazole.

      • dolphinblues

        439d

        @PainterGirl814 I was just prescribed this 5 days ago. It's helped so much already!

      • Lucilou

        614d

        @PainterGirl814 that's what I'm on too. Out of the last, say 100 days, I've only had symptoms 3 times. It's great!

    • Jack_in_a_blanket

      615d

      My coworker had that issue for awhile and it ended up being swelling in her throat and benadryl cleared it up. A swallow study with the doctor may also be helpful. I've never had that with Gerd but for the GERD Omeprazole helped me a ton. My doctor prescribed that for 2 months then I switched to pepcid as needed

    • ToniTonyTone

      615d

      I have that issues sometimes too, I usually try to stay calm drink something so that it can slide it down the throat like it does a pill.

      • RIRIGIRL

        615d

        @ToniTonyTone thank you so much for the advice. I’ll give that a try.

      • Sincity

        615d

        @ToniTonyTone good one that's basically what I do

    • Sincity

      615d

      I have it pretty bad myself. I have experienced that but not to the degree of a fear of eating so in ur case I'd say call ur Dr as soon as possible and I wish u the best and many hugs and prayers 🤗🙏🙏

      • RIRIGIRL

        615d

        @Sincity when you experience that what do you do to calm yourself in the moment? And thank you so much for the reply and the prayers. Hugs to you as well!

        • Sincity

          615d

          @RIRIGIRL I drink a lot... lol not alcohol I literally am always drinking water n I cut soda out my diet yrs ago it helped as well as quitting smoking 3 yrs ago

    • Lucilou

      615d

      I have GERD but I have never had this problem. Maybe you should ask your Dr about some meds that would help so you don't get scared to swallow. Sounds scary. :( I wish you the best.

      • RIRIGIRL

        615d

        @Lucilou it is so scary. Thank you so much for the reply and well wishes.

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