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Hello. I have pretty much lost the will to live at this point. My illness (UNDIAGNOSED DESPITE YEARS OF DOCTORS VISITS - aka, they're all uncertain.) makes me an absolute disgusting mess.
history: I have heartburn and a history of sinus infections, previously had inflammation of my esophagus from my illness.
age: 23 sex:male height: 5'7" weight: 245 lbs race: white duration: 5 years location geographic: Northeast US on body: throat
Meds: omeprozole 40mg , adderall 20 mg
For the last five years of my life I've had trouble eating without food getting stuck in my throat. If food doesn't get stuck, consumption of liquids gives me awful phlegm which I must dispose of subtly through-out my day. It isn't food itself that gets stuck in my throat, rather it gets stuck in sticky saliva that coats my throat and creates a situation like a clogged drain. When I drink water to fix the issue, my throat gurgles and the water passes narrowly through the obstruction. Nothing helps but to puke. I get the feeling at the very bottom of my throat just above my chest and never in my chest. If I try to hold it down, drink water, take a tums and relax - I merely wind up burping the water and my obstruction out eventually.
I drink 8-9 drinks of water through out every day
Why does food do this? I can't live a normal life and at this rate if I'm going to spend my entire youth so sick I'd rather die. My doctors haven't been able to get to the bottom of it. I don't think I can stress enough how life altering this is. I have some good days but for the most part, I can't eat or drink without having to spit. My saliva is so sticky that it literally can dangle upside down without falling WITH food inside of it like spiderman's web or something. It's disgusting and I feel like an animal. '
I've had scopes and the barium test that have yielded no results. I swear my body was playing tricks on me the way I didn't get an obstruction during and the scope found my throat to be irritated but not narrow.
Please somebody give me some suggestions. I'm desperate
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