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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


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Every time I eat I have a very difficult time swallowing, I drink usually 2 glasses of whatever it is I'm drinking at the time and it still feels like there is something in my throat trying to force its way down.
What is this? Is my throat narrowed.
I also get really severe burning in my throat, this is usually at night.
I have taken some over the counter Gaviscon liquid that almost numbs my throat it feels like and makes me feel a bit better.
But this feeling like my throat clogging up is very scary and I'm scared that one day I'm going to choke to death.
Today I just ate a small handful of potato chips, I made sure and chewed very thoroughly before swallowing and I got this feeling.
I drank a glass of tea then half a glass of v8 juice and still had this feeling.
I am scared and I don't know what do to.
I am currently unemployed since recently being laid off of my job so I don't have health insurance and can't afford to see my gastroenterologist.
What can I take over the counter that may help me? I am scared! Am I going to choke to death? What if I tried to throw it up if it gets stuck? Will that make it worse and the food really get stuck then? I am very scared even of trying to throw it back up.
I have very high anxiety since I've been going through undiagnosed stomach problems for about 3 years now with no diagnosis.
I've had many many tests done and nothing. I begged my doctor while I still had insurance to dialate my esophagus thinking it would help my swallowing problem and he refused.
I had an endoscopy when my problems first started 3 years ago and he didn't see anything wrong that time, no irritated esophagus or anything then but that was when these problems first started. I feel my esophagus is irritated now and I've developed a more serious problem swallowing since then but he refused to listen.
What can I do, I don't want to die! I think I may have developed Barretts too, how can I know for myself if I have it? What are the symptoms, I may just have acid reflux, GERD, or LPR or a combination of everything.
Please help, I'm sorry to rattle on and on but I am scared!
Also when I get this feeling of food getting stuck my chest gets really tight afterwards and during the problems swallowing.
Thanks!





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