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I am a 21 year old male. Since dec 3, 2016, i have had difficult swallowing. First time I noticed this was when i was eating a burrito. When i'm about the swallow, I will have trouble initiating the swallowing process unless i break the food into smaller pieces or use water. My esophoagus will sort of reject the piece of food. I also notice a clicking sound in my throat when i swallow without any food.
this seems to get worse towards the end of the meal and throughout the day. I have the easiest time swallowing in the morning. At night, it's tough to swallow without breaking the food down to small pieces and using water. I also have the feeling that a small object is stuck in my throat but that feeling goes away in around 30 minutes. I have no trouble drinking liquids.
i visited a doctor/ENT specialist about this a month ago, because the problem seemed to get worse. (i thought i had esophagus cancer at first). They looked into my esophagus and performed a barium test and said there was nothing wrong. They gave me an info sheet about acid reflux and prescribed me an over the counter medication Prilosec/omeprazole and told me to take 2 everyday for a month.
i purchased Equate Omeprazole and have been taking 2 tablets everyday (for a month), but i still have trouble swallowing. I'm not sure if this is GERD or globus sensation. My mother has heartburn/acid reflux problems. My father has type 2 diabetes and is lactose intolerant. I'm also lactose intolerant. I've also had bloating problems my entire life.
The only pain I've experinced was about a month ago. After struggling to swallow a meal, I rubbed the area right below my neck. I felt a sharp pain there and was wondering if I had some damage done to my esophagus. I haven't had this problem for the past 2 weeks.
Sorry for the long message, I'm just wondering why I have difficulty swallowing.
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