Feeling of burp stuck in back of throat and in diaphragm

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Does anyone experience a feeling of a burp or lump stuck in the back of throat that also is felt in the diaphragm at times either simultaneously or separately. It’s usually worse after eating and comes and goes. Burping doesn’t reallt relieve it. I’m just trying to figure out if this is just acid reflux or something more like a motility issue where my food isn’t going down properly. It started a two months ago just in my diaphragm and slowly moved up to my throat as well. The pressure is no longer as bad in my diapraghm but is still there at times especially after eating. My diet had been very bland this whole time but I am

Able to eat more then I could in the beginning. I occasionally have heartburn but this feeling is different just a lump in the throat or pressure in the diaphragm like a trapped burp.  I also experience a lot of phlegm and pressure in my ears when I feel the lump in my throat. I just want to make sure it’s not something more the acid reflux so I don’t get back on a ppi unnecessarily. 

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    i am having the exact same symptoms and also when i burp, i get food regurgitation. what i ate previously comes back up in the back of my throat and i have to reswallow it. sometimes it feels like food is stuck in the back of my throat and sitting in the dead center of my upper epigastric region. its like all the food isnt going into my stomach. i am on Dexilant 60 mg and i still have these symptoms. the burps/air getting stuck in throat and center of diaphram started in November and i am still having it. so ive been dealing with that for 3 full months. ive had 2 endoscopies, Ct scan, mri, esophageal manometry, and colonoscopy and all tests have came back normal. this is driving me up the wall and im desperate to get relief. i have been thinking of going to an esophageal specialist out of my state. are there any updates from anyone? has anyone found out what this is?

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    I hope everything is good with everyone

    I took Doxycycline only 4 times in two days for throat inflammation

    I’m suffering since that * 8 days now* with burping and sometimes I Can't burp I feel like there is something trapped the gas in my esophagus especially when laying down or after drinking water and now I feel like my tongue shaking and can't talk probably I did endoscopy and nothing wrong in my esophagus …. I went to 2 doctors I don’t know what to do.

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