Globus Sensation or something else?

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At my wits end with this lump in my throat! Went to GP a few weeks ago and I told her about it. She said my gland was a little swollen due to nasal drip and prescribed a steroid pack. When that didn’t work, she prescribed antibiotics. This past week, I went to the ENT who did an exam with a camera down my throat. He didn’t find anything alarming but said I had so inflammation due to reflux and that what I’m feeling is a Globus sensation. I felt relieved that that’s all it was, but now I am back to panic mode. The feeling is only on my left side, and more right under my chin (where my gland would be). Sometimes it makes me left ear hurt. I have convinced myself I have a tumor or a blood clot and I’m so tired of thinking about it! Has anyone had the Globus sensation under their chin like that instead of further down the throat? 

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    I have this now but not under my chin. Do you feel a physical lump or just the sensation like your throat is tightening kind of how it does when you hold back from crying? I have that sensation and when it gets bad I feel pressure in my ears as well but this also happens before I’m about to cry. I’ve also been getting a lot of air coming up in my throat that feels trapped and when I swallow saliva it makes a gurgle sound. If I burp it goes away for a second but comes right back. It also goes away when I lay down but the air moves to my upper back and belly. It’s very strange and depressing. I’m taking nexium but it doesn’t help with the throat. Please let me know if you figure anything out and if you ever feel any of the symptoms I mentioned. I will pray that you get better soon.
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      I do not have a physical lump, but just the sensation that there is a lump. I do get that tightening feeling though!  It’s been going on for 3 weeks and I think it’s skowly making me insane. 😑

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      Do you get the tightness in your throat or under your chin as well? Believe me I know your pain and frustration as I had this on and off for five months and it’s taken over my life. I would give anything to feel normal again and hope it’s Just temporary. I wish I could just get to the root cause of it and fix my body. The doctors want me to try a anti depressants and think it could help but I’m so scared to take them.
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    Hi Kellie

    I also suffer from this and I have had all the test, CT, MRI, Endoscopy, Barrium Swallow you name it and I have it it.

    All were negative, I eventually found some relief with slight change of diet and taking just one PPi per day. The PPi's do take a long time to work so don't give up too soon. I have lump in throat, under chin, pain in the ears and some days aches almost everywhere. Don't keep thinking it is a tumour as anxiety makes it worse. You will start to feel better if you can accept that there is nothing life threatening just life annoying.

    All the best

    Robin

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      Oh I meant to ask, what kind of diet changes did you make? I used to smoke one cigarette a day, which I have stopped since this started. I drink quite a bit of coffee in the morning, but have cut that down to half a cup. Other than that, I’m a very healthy eater. But it seem like everything I enjoy is on a list that I need to give up! Just wondering how extreme I need to be. 
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    HI kellies,

    I have the same issue and have a hiatus hernia and suffer from GERD which ive had for ten years. Under the left hand side of my jaw and the pain goes into my ear and aches sometimes. The swallowing with the lump is the worst and I find that the more you worry the more it'll aggrevate it. If you have seen a ear nose and throat specialist I'm sure they would have seen something if it was serious. If you're not convinced then try finding a bariatric surgeon to have further investigations but I'm sure this is the same as mine.

    Has the doc prescribed you any PPI'S if you are suffering from reflux ?

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      Yes, he prescribed Nexium, which I stated taking about 4 days ago. I haven’t noticed much change yet... 😑

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    I also want to add that when I was prescribed PPI's I took them with food or drink and this actually makes them ineffective. You need to take them first thing in the morning with water 30mins before eating or drinking except water. They won't be absorbed with food or tea/coffee/juice in your stomach. It's impossible.

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      Thanks for the info! I’ve been trying to do my best to take the meds on an empty stomach, but sometimes I forgot. 😬

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