Ive had globus sensation along with more stuff for the past 3 weeks. Anyone else have this?

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Im starting to wonder if my bad tooth has anything to do with my situation.. 

About 3 weeks ago, i was eating a piece of sausage and it felt as if it got stuck in my throat.. little did i know that was just the beginning.. 

i have had 2 EGD’s done. Throat stretched twice & some dilation back there as well.. 

They say i have acid reflux real bad and my stomach is bad inflammed.. aside from that, they dont see anything thats causing me to not be able to eat. 

Im having a esophagus manometry done Tuesday & im terrified! Then on Thursday i have to be put on the 48hr study thing to monitor the acid in my stomach.. 

I havent really ate anything in the last few weeks. Ive relied on meal replacement drinks. Ive also had anxiety problems since this happened.. im losing weight. I just wanna be able to eat. I keep feeling as if mucus is in my throat and i just need to keep coughing it up. 

I have a bad tooth that has been hurting and probably has some infection in it. Maybe if i get that fixed it’ll help.. idk. 

I sometimes feel short of breathe, and depressed alot due to not being able to eat.. 

Does this get better?? 

Im glad you feel better! That globus is horrible! 

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    Hi Monica, 

    I am sorry to hear about your Globus. Like you, I struggle with this problem, and have been for 2 years now. To answer your question, yes, I think it can get better. I know that mine certainly does whenever I am not stressed.  

    Since I was diagnosed with Globus, eating has not been the same for me. Some things that help me when I feel like I can’t eat anything are chewing/sucking on something, drinking calming tea, and using essential oils.

    I know for a fact that my Globus was triggered by anxiety, so I have to get calmed down for it to subside. I will take medication if it is really bad. I hope this helps some, and I wish you the best of luck on your journey. 

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      Thank you! The specialist told me to only drink water & gatorade.. i guess because the acid reflux is so bad. They have me on protonix 2x’s a day and zantac 300mg before bed.. they also had me on GI cocktails to help with numbing the throat & with spasms. 

      I do feel a difference with the acid reflux tho. I was waking up all throughtout the night having to chew tums, but now i dont. The medicine is helping, but i still cant eat. I guess im just more anxious about it and idk how to control it. 

      I do get real depressed seing other people eat though. 

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    I get depressed seeing people eat too. I wish it could go back to the way before it all started! 

    For me it is also very hard to control. Once an episode starts, it takes all of my willpower not to vomit.  Swallowing pills is the worst of all though. That almost always triggers an episode. 

    At first, my doctor thought mine was related to acid reflux. After the Zantac didn’t help me, we figured it’s pure anxiety-related.  It’s so interesting to hear other people’s stories. It’s good to know that I’m not alone, especially since it’s such a strange thing. 

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      Yes it is really good hearing other people’s stories because going to walmart or something i see everyone walking around fine, and im just there feeling like im starving lol 

      I have never had anxiety problems, but when this first started, i did. It was bad.. i would go to shaking and heart pounding anytime i would even try to drink anything. I no longer have to take the anxiety meds, but i of course still cant eat. I have practically been living off of nesquik chocolate breakfast essential drink & water & gatorade. 

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    hi monica88055,

    Like yourself I am a person afflicted with globus. it really feels like a phantom of syndrome situated in the throat. shortness of breath and sometimes it feels like the food is sticking after you ate.

    I've read a lot about the vagus nerve (cranial nerve x) and how it controls the digestive system, blood pressure, circulation etc. So, I feel that whenever I am stressed which I wasn't aware what it is all about that is the time that my globus is at its worst. I think it really depends as to what stresses an individual isn't it? one could be easily stressed not having a good cup of coffee in the morning, others might be happy with just a sip of water.

    My point is I really don't know how globus developed, I actually didn't know about it until I searched here.

    What I found to be effective was to listen to calming music and to simply do some breathing exercises.when I am in the shower I let the warm water run though my throat and extend my neck like throwing kisses to the roof.

    I've also read somewhere that if you had nsaids such as ibuprofen for pain which I used to regularly took for migraine, the esophageal sphincter seemed to become loose.

    Anyway, hope you feel good soon. keep in mind that our body has its own healing mechanism. 

    I am with you in this journey all the best.

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