Globus sensation with PHYSICAL symptoms.

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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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    Your story almost brought me to tears. I myself have struggled with similar symptoms for over 2 years now. So far, the only things that have helped me find any kind of relief are EMDR and an Ayahuasca retreat. EMDR doctors/psychologists can be found in almost every city. Basically EMDR therapy forms new pathways in your brain to make traumatic things and events better. It has helped me long-term. Short term, after my Ayahuasca retreat I didn't have an episode of globus for over a month. It's a little scary and out of the box, but I liked the idea of healing through purging, which is what the globus causes me too. For me the vomiting part of globus is the worst part. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I want to help as many people as I can.

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    So sorry to hear about your problems. First of all, don't give up. Keep getting second and third and fourth opinions. The answer is out there somewhere, of that I am certain. Just a hint: Try getting your BMI down a bunch. I will venture to guess that if you lose weight the symptoms may alleviate. I wish you the very best. Your body is talking to you. Listen to it.


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    Hi CDC95

    I've just your blog and sorry to hear this. I have had problems in the past with saliva, but not to the same degree as yours. I'm not sure if this will help, but I changed my life style a bit. What I did was start exercising by running then, bought a mountain bike and pushed myself on going up hills. Also when I get motivated and use dumbbells during the week. I believe the more exercise you can do the better as it gets your heart rate pumping. your blood flowing and can help lower your blood pressure. It also cleared my throat from saliva. It didn't happen straight away but did happen and it also helped with stress and the more exercise you do the less stress you have. The recomendation is 35 minutes a day but the more you can do the better

    On the food side as my wife worked in a bakery I have stopped eating what she brings home and try to eat healthy. In recent searches I have found nuts like brazil nuts, almonds have selenium and magnesium which is all good for you.

    I hope this can be helpful

    All the best Martin

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