Need advice, something stuck in esophagus!

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hi.... I ate lunch today wayyy to fast, turkey and cheese sandwich and the cheese was super thick and am pretty sure it was the reason, it feels like its stuck in my esophagus and Ive drank sooo much and isnt helping. my breathing is fine but am having chest discomfort. really don't want to bother the er, when Im breathing fine. its been 4 hours and I can feel it!! even when I drink... i can feel the water slowly go down my tube!!

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    Most likely as you've eaten a bit fast, it's created a globus sensation (feeling something is stuck when nothing is present) even though the food has passed. Coupled with your anxiety, the attention to it hasn't faded so you're still very much aware. It could also be mild indigestion or heart burn with the discomfort in your chest.

    I've had it too, usually lasted a couple of days until i forgot about it or moved onto another distraction. Given you can still drink (all be it slowly as your muscles will be tensed up) and breathe fine, I'd try to just do some relaxation techniques and maybe take an antacid x

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      thank you for your reply!! yeah I was able to fall asleep last night. there is still discomfort but you are totally right, Im soo focused on it, its making it worse. yes I can breathe and eat fine, eating causes a little pain but goes away. lol... I was freaking last night, thinking I might havs to get a endescopy!! but its not like it was a chunck of meet, so im sure its passed and its just my anxiety.

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