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Hello, I am a 41 year old male and had been suffering from Globus for 3 months now. The condition happened after i was eating and choked, then swallowed a HUGE piece of meat. It felt stuck in my throat. I been to the emergency room 6 times for it (they didn't do much except refer me to a gastroenterologist. The G.I. doctor did a upper endoscopy, and found nothing, he then referred me to a ENT doctor. The ENT doctor said it was a muscle spasm, stop thinking about it and it will go away. Well, 3 months later and its still here. I just went back to the ENT and he finally used the term Globus sensation. He scheduled me for esophageal manometry. He said depending on the results I may be able to get treatment for it. The doctor said the specialist can use botox or "cut" the muscle to treat this. I am scheduled in 2 weeks to get the Esophageal manometry and see the specialist.
Before this happened to me I never heard of such a condition. I read online it's caused by:
2. post nasal drip or something to do with the mucosa in the throat
3. Trauma to the throat or swallowing something huge (What I believe caused mine)
4. Gerd (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)
Most forums, and blogs all say similar things....stop thinking about it, try a antihistamine or purple pill. There are also exercises for it. But out of all these treatments most people still seem to suffer from this. I would imagine if it was anxiety induced it would be logical to assume it will go away if one stops thinking about it. If it's caused by post nasal drip, it seems reasonable the antihistamine would work, and obviously if it's caused by GERD it would be reasonable to believe the purple pill (Prylosec, or Zantac...ect) will help. But what about trauma? I seen one person posted on the forums there is a place in NY and in NC that treat it with Botox. After seeing that post is when i really started to get hope, and now the ENT confirming this makes me feel even better. I live in Philadelphia i was worried what if i have to go to NY or NC to treat it, but they treat it right here in the city. I been looking online to try to find out if anyone had been treated for this with Botox or surgery, but I haven't found any results yet. So i will keep posting my experience with this. I hope one of these treatments can be performed and if so i will post the results here.
To be continued...I will post after March 20th when i get the manometry and speak to the specialist.
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