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I'm a 22 year old female and I've suffered with regurgitation of food into my mouth since I was around 17-18 but it has got worse over the last few years. I also suffer with acid reflux. I'm 5'2 and weigh about 54kg.
In the last month or two it has become very difficult to eat due to a feeling that something is stuck in my throat. This usually gets worse when I swallow solid food, even if I've chewed it thoroughly. My apetite has decreased a lot as a result as the sensation is extremely uncomfortable and I've been worried I'll choke when I'm eating. I'm having to really concentrate when eating and drink water after every mouthful. I haven't had any significant pain (though a bit of a sore throat today) but the lump in my throat sensation is very uncomfortable and is around the 'adams apple' type area of the throat. The lump feeling is also present when I'm not eating, it's there when I wake up in the morning etc. but definitely gets worse with eating and remains that way for hours and hours afterwards and then may improve slightly until I eat again.
I don't think my voice sounds any different though it feels mildly sore when I talk. I haven't had any siginificant weight loss but I can see that if my diet continues like this (i.e. not eating enough) then I am definitely going to start losing weight so I'm trying to eat as much as I can by just chewing food loads, drinking a lot of water and taking my time.
I've talked to a GP in the past about my reflux/regurgitation and have been prescibed omerprazole (though I'm not currently taking it). I saw my GP today as I'm very concerned and she said she can't feel anything on the outside of my neck (like lumps or lymph nodes or anything). However, she referred me for an urgent (2 week wait) endoscopy. Though I'm glad the test is being so quickly arranged, I'm absolutely terrified that I have oesophageal cancer as from looking online I seem to have the symptoms for it and worried because the doctor wanted it checked out so quickly.
I know I need to have the endoscopy but I'm dreading it for what they will find.
The GP said she isn't worried because I'm 22 and she said if I was 70 she would be but I'm not. She said she thinks I'm descibing globus pharangeus which is just hypersensitivty to the feeling of swallowing. But after I got home I looked that up and it said that people with globus can usually eat and drink without any problems and eating relieves the globus feeling which is the opposite for me. This has also made me feel very concerned moreso that it's something more serious.
I know I need to just wait to have the tests but I wanted to post this in the mean time to see if anyone has had similar experiences and what they think because I'm just waiting and worrying about it.
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