strange GERD

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its crazy but I've been having all kings of GI symptoms in the last 2 months.  I hurt my knee and took a boat load of ibuprofen and aspirin everyday for over a month. One day I woke with something in my throat I kept coughing nothing came out. I continue to get worse I woke from a sleep vomiting one night. It was acid reflux, no mystery to me since I was diagnose 20 years ago. However, my was always related to something external stress etc, I only took PPI and H2 short term.  Now I seemed to be having esophagus spasms with it asI develop a lump in my throat and it takes a while to relieve . I also have had pain and burning in my back. The lump like feeling is just that a feeling no obstruction or swallowing issues, but I feel like I am choking with the lump. It's like gas builds up in my throats and I feel pressure. Another issue is after I got sick and vomited weeks after I developed constipation so badly I became swollen like a whale, this went on for weeks and I had to take medicine to for that. It's gone now.  All this started after my knee and during this time I took probiotics which I feel started this whole mess. I don't tolerated probiotics and never should have took them. Honesty I think I have developed IBS. Because my entire GI system is affected. 

Has as anyone else had this lump from GI problems? Lyn


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    The "lump in the throat" feeling is globus. It is caused by the cricopharyngeus muscle that forms the upper oesophageal sphincter going into spasm or hardening in an attempt to prevent extra-oesophageal reflux (commonly referred to as "LPR" ) .

    Reflux from stomach to oesophagus (GORD) can travel full column and, if the upper sphincter is breached, may aspirate into the respiratory system.

    The NSAIDs and aspirin you took will have promoted acid hypersecretion which you will have felt refluxing. Acid suppressants (PPIs & H2 blockers) will have made the reflux less corrosive but the reflux may still persist.

    Reflux needs to be managed by lifestyle modification or surgery.

    Read the free book / website www DownWithAcid org uk to learn more about acid, reflux, possible complications and management.

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    I get this exactly. I got mine after using antibiotics - I was on them for a UTI and a week later I had a staph infection in my pelvis and used fluclocicillan. I was violently sick on them one night. I was eating dinner and felt what I thought was a heart palpitation but turned out to be an oesophageal spasm according to my doctor. So my story began!

    I did have acid reflux 2 years ago after the norovirus I ate a pizza the week after I recovered late at night. Woke up with sick in my mouth and it was another 4 months of feeling neasous. It settled down on its own then since nausea was the only symptom,

    This time, and the thing that prompted me to go to the doctor, are these spasms which Barretts is mentioning below. I feel like there's gas and a kind of sour feeling in my throat which comes up and causes me to feel like I'm gagging. It's very difficult to manage your life when you have this! It'll also make me feel a bit sick after eating. I have discovered I can help the gagging sensation when I burp or press my stomach down to burp. I burp a lot now.

    I had lasagne on tuesday - acidic foods are a big no no. Woke up yesterday feeling choked up from my throat to my stomach which made me feel sick and anxious. I took digestive enzymes yesterday and tried to relax. All of the above helped.

    It's a really horrible condition and I'm trying to manage my anxiety with it. I'm getting an endoscopy for peace of mind but they're sure it's a hernia, stomach inflammation or reflux on its own. If I find out that I need to find a way to cope with symptoms but they are really awful and you can't stop thinking about them! Forums have really helped me, take care x

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    i think i had a similar issue to what you are describing. my lump turned out to be esophageal obstruction

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