Just got a call from the PA at the gastro office... they want me to try Reglan for at least a few weeks. It is a motility agent that is used with patients who have difficulty with moving food through the GI tract. Well, I am having trouble moving food through my throat so that is part of the GI tract! The only downside is there are some very serious neurological side-effects to keep an eye out for - tics, twitching, nervousness... and if they do start and I don't stop the drug they can become permanent... sigh! Well, I'll take the chance and see if it can help at least until I see the real dr and get more help.
I agree you are doing the right thing to have another doctor check it out. This doesn't sound like the kind of thing that a person can resolve on their own with over the counter remedies. If this next doctor doesn't point you toward some treatment or solution, see if you can't find another doctor who will. Best of luck.
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I would check thyroid as well, just in case
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I have a high alta hernis which causes that feeling but please continue to see a doc to make sure of what you have there sould be numorous reasons for it. My brother once had a bad yeast infection in his throat which also caused this feeling. Check with Dr and have whatever test are neccesary.
I am currently seeing a gastro-enterologist and have had an endoscopy done. All the endoscopy showed was that I have gastritis and acid reflux, both of which are healing with the meds I am on. The motility test showed that the muscles in my esophagus aren't always working properly and are on the rigid side...
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My Mother is going through that now, you need to have an endocopy done and let them look at it.
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Has anyone developed difficulty swallowing after losing weight? I had lapband 5 years ago, have done wonderfully, but in the last 6-9 months have started having trouble swallowing even simple things like water. Things feel like they are stuck or the muscles just aren't working right. I've gone to a gastro-enterologist and had an endoscopy done (nothing to see other than reflux and gastritis) and then had an esophogeal motility test done which all the PA could tell me was that it does show that the muscles of my esophagus are not moving the way they are supposed to. If he had looked at the results when he first got the 2 weeks ago he might have realized that he needed to consult an actual doctor about what the cause might be... so now I will have to go back in and see the "real" dr about what is causing this and if there is anything that can be done so I am not in so much discomfort when eating and drinking. Has anyone had this problem where it feels like someone has grabbed your throat and is choking you when you eat or drink? Any thoughts?
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