Reflux, burping constantly, esophagus feels odd at all times

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Hello everyone, 

First post here, hoping someone of you may have some input on this condition I've been experiencing for the past ~9 months (started August 2016). What I have going on are the following symptoms:

- Whenever I swallow, no matter if its a liquid, food, or just saliva, it feels like the food goes down my esophogus and when it gets to my chest area, it seems to slow down and I can really feel the food making contact with my esophogus. It doesn't hurt, it'd just an odd feeling like the esophogus is a little smaller in that area, The food passes down with no issues, i don't feel like I'm choking or anything like that. I also can pretty much burp small burps on command. With the burps, they don't feel "complete" (IE they feel like they come up partially but I don't exhaust all of the burp. There are no particular food or drinks that set off these symptoms, the symptoms are always present. I first noticed these symptoms after a day of pretty heavy alcohol consumption (did a "kegstand" and I have been wondering if something could have occured because of that). I have been to the doctor/gastroenterologist several times for this condition and they have found nothing wrong. I have had the following procedures performed that all showed nothing suspect:

- Upper endscopy

- Esophogeal manometry

- Chest x-ray

I have tried the following medications:

- Rabeprazal

- Omeprazole

- Promeprazole

- Sucralfate 

- Nexium/Prilosec, etc

None of the medications seemed to do much other than cause bloating. I'm really at a loss. The doctor claims they can find nothing wrong but I feel something is very wrong. I do believe I have some form of IBS (started having IBS symptoms in October 2012, doctors could not find anything wrong), which i am able to control fairly well with a particular diet, but no matter what i consume I have these odd symptoms pertaining to reflux/odd esophogus feeling. 

Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. 

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    You say none of the medications worked, but how long did you take them for and what dose.? You need to take one for at least 4-6 weeks to tell if there is any benefit and the standard dose may not work for you so it does take time to determine if medication will resolve the problem 
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      Why would he take PPIs if he doesn't get heartbrun and the endoscopy showed nothing? No need for PPIs here in my opinion especially if no heartburn is present...

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      The Omeprazole and Promeprazole were both used until the prescription was used up, so about a month each. The other 2 caused significant bloating and were each used about 2 weeks. 
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    Do you suffer from chronic anxiety? If yes then this is the problem, you have to try and manage it...
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      Is it possible to have stress/anxiety but not really feel that way? I don't ever really "feel" stressed but is it possible to have some sort of internal conflict/disorder to cause this? I make a comfortable living, own my home, have hobbies that I enjoy, and am in pretty good health, so there's nothing I really constantly worry about or stuff that eats at me/bothers me to an extreme. I don't smoke and don't regularly drink. Male, 6 ft, 180 lbs, 25 y/o.

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