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I posted sometime ago about my having the Globus sensation, which I felt began after I had eaten too quickly--or not spent enough time chewing my steak before swallowing.
The sensation lasted for weeks and would come and go---and be gone mainly when I was eating or drinking. But then more problems began to occur.
I started having pressure in my throat, almost as if it were going to explode. I have had difficulty swallowing, and unless I take small bites of food, I can sometimes feel it scraping down the back of my spine like it was going the wrong way (painful). I went to the ENT and there was a lot of mucus in my vocal chords, and I've been thinking for so long it was allergies--and having to cough up the "gunk" (sorry). But now, instead of it being all about allergies--it seems to be coming from the gut (reflux). My doctor gave me a pamphlet on "LPR" (Silent Reflux)
If you read up on Acid Reflux, it usually has heartburn symptoms listed. Although I've had heartburn before, what I had now was completely different. While doing more research, it seemed that my problems are pointing to "Silent Reflux"---and one of the symptoms is the "lump in throat" (i.e. Globus). So...that being said, I would urge everyone who feels this Globus sensation to read up on LPR/Silent Reflux, and probably change their diet according to what is suggested for people with Silent Reflux/LPR. Basically no Citrus, no Tomato based products, no smoking, alcohol, no caffine, no sodas or carbonated beverages, fried foods, fatty foods, eat less red meat and the list goes on. Eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day (because not eating at all can cause this) and raise your bed. Don't eat (or drink any alcohol) 2 hours or more before bed. This is all new to me, so I haven't tried everything--I'm reading up on all the websites to get a full list of foods to avoid or limit. Also, although lemon water is very healthy in so many ways--for someone with reflux it is not helpful. I had been drinking a lot of lemon water before, now I have to cut that out of my diet. I had been taking ginger root and Papaya for years to sooth my IBS issues, which worked great. But I read somewhere if you have reflux, the Papaya is ok and not the ginger root. Here is a website about LPR--I hope that my post has helped some people find answers. It's important to try to get this under control because neglecting it could cause serious problems to your esophagus, voice box and even lungs. I am scheduled for a barium swallow (not happy), but I think I want to get an endoscope to see if there is any damage to my esophagus. I think if you've been suffering from these things it is a good idea to see the extent of the damage before it gets more serious. Good luck to you!: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr.aspx
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