Very Very Off Topic Throat Problems Acid Reflux

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flower.momma - January 31

I have been having throat problems lately and I was wondering if any of you had experienced these. The inside, bottom of my throat has been getting very swollen lately. It is very uncomfortable and sometimes makes me feel like I'm going to vomit. Every once and a while, especially if I am drinking or eating something acidic or spicy, I will spit it up. It constantly feels like I have a big lump of food dtuck in the bottom of my throat that I can't swallow. Does this sound like acid reflux? It seems like it gets worse after I drink coffe or eat foods containing ginger. Thsi has been going on for 2 months. My children have insurance, but I do not, and this is worrying me. Please help!

 

flower.momma - January 31

BTW, I very rarely have indigestion or heartburn.

 

AnytimeLittleone - January 31

Hey Flower.momma... it sounds a lot like acid reflux to me. The only thing I can suggest is to cut out the coffee/irritating foods for 3-4 days to see if your any better. Break out the tums as well, they'll neutralize the stomach acid and make you feel a little more comfortable. I had something similar right after my daughter was born, and the OB told me that all of my intestines/organs were pushed against my stomach.. hadnt resettled, and this was causing me stomach issues... you just had a baby, didnt you? Or am I thinking of someone else...

 

Kara H. - January 31

You can buy an OTC acid reducer like Prilosec. I would try it. It will probably take a week or two to notice any difference since first it has to turn off the acid pumps, then your esophogus needs time to heal. Avoid foods/drinks that seem to make it worse. If you are not seeing an improvement in a 2-3 weeks, you really need to go see a doctor. Have you checked to see if you qualify for medicaid?

 

flower.momma - January 31

We make too much Kara. Thanks for the advice. I guess I will just have to go w/out my coffee in the morning. I will be a basket case, but it seems like it does go away a bit when I do that. Also, for some reason, ginger makes it worse, and possibly chocolate and tomatoes too. I am so depressed..... no chocolate, no tomatoes, no coffee. That is really interesting anytimelittleone. My son is 2 months old, so that could be it. I also think that because I was bulimic in Jr. High, I could have damaged my esophogus some.

 

djh - January 31

HI flower.momma, the no-insurance thing bites big time. This sounds like what the others said, GERD...so Kara's suggestion of Prilosec is spot on. If that doesn't work you may have a similar case such as my neighbor and SIL. After their pregnancies they developed gall bladder disease and had stones. They kept getting told it was GERD (gastric reflux disease) but the Acid inhibitors didn't work. Finally they were diagnosed with choleodochcyst_tis (gall bladder duct inflammation) and gall stones. I hope it isn't that but problems with your gall bladder can occur during and after pregnancies, especially after more than one. Best of luck to you.

 

djh - January 31

Oh, sorry, forgot to credit Anytimelittleone with the Dx suggestion of acid reflux...sorry :-)

 

Kara H. - January 31

Once you get it under contol with the prilosec and let youe esphogus heal, you should be able to back to those foods as long as you stay on the meds. Pesonally I just work partime for the insurance. I bring very little home after what the hold out for the premiums, but it covers my gas money.

 

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