Throat issues

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Throat issues

Postby cottoncandy0902 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:42 am

I'm 25 and have been diagnosed as fibro for just over 5 years tho docs think it started back when I was 13. I've been having an issue with my throat and I was wondering if anyone else had, it's like a constant lump/like something stuck which gets worse when I lie down, it can last anywhere up to a few days, went to docs, she said my throat is clear and they gave me stuff for acid reflux which did nothing, went back and she gave me a nose spray and still nothing, anyone got any ideas?
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Ecinsregal » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:19 am

Hiya, I too have throat problems, it bubbles, I get food stuck, it muscle spasms, it quite often feels like there is something stuck. I too was given anti reflux medication and a nasal spray, which seem to help a little.
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Bernadette » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:58 am

Hi, I too have had throat issues exactly Same symptoms nothing has helped ,but glad in a way to know other people have the same ,means I am not going crazy! !! Only recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia ,if anyone find out how to help please let us know .
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Re: Throat issues

Postby koko7 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:13 am

Hi, I had the exact same symptoms as you and my GP referred me to an ENT doc. There IS a name for this set of symptoms...you are NOT going mad! It's called Globus....it feels as if there is something in your throat when there actually isn't but can be helped by a referral to a speech therapist who will teach you a set of exercises to relax the throat when this happens. I hope this is helpful and that you will be able to get the appropriate referral now! :-)
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Debbyg67 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:16 am

Hi there, I'm in same position, diagnosed in Nov '13. I recently visited my GP who referred me for a 'within 2 weeks' appointment with an ENT specialist. I had the appointment within a day on my visit explained all the problems I was having - swallowing, eating, taking meds, choking, a bubbling reflux that eventually ended in vomiting especially on lying down. He said all these were symptoms he had heard many times before and asked about my FB history. I had a small camera passed through my nose and asked to cough, swallow etc. He thankfully said he could rule out anything major like Cancer and was requesting i had a Barium X Ray within a few weeks, this was to check that a 'pouch' had not formed in the throat that food etc. can get stuck into. He said if this was the case surgery would fix that. Otherwise it may be that I just needed some - wait for it! - swallowing therapy (re educating the throat muscles to work correctly). Glad to know I'm not on my own with this problem and I will update as soon asIi can.
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Re: Throat issues

Postby cottoncandy0902 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:56 pm

Thanks to everyone who replied, I'm glad to know that others have this issue and I'm not going crazy! Going to try see my doc asap and try get things moving!
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Re: Throat issues

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:23 pm

I used to have this problem really badly!

Now after many years I found in myself that the stiffness around the front of the neck was the cause. You have what I call strips of muscle going down the sides of your neck & throat (running down from your ears) these muscles stiffen up and can make you feel like you have a lump in your throat. I have trigger point therapy to help this symptom.
As a Public Moderator & Admin of this forum my opinions/views expressed are personal and are no more valid than those of other members and not necessarily those of UKFibromyalgia...Lisa
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Lizardlace » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:44 am

I have a permanent sore throat, difficulty swallowing, reflux, and swollen tonsil
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Re: Throat issues

Postby jacquimacqui » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:52 am

Lisa

My experiences make me tend to agree with you.

In my house we call those muscles/tendons 'elastic bands'.I am recovering from a bout of 'earache', which was strictly my ear aching! This pain runs down into my throat and neck and even across my shoulder.

I've had this condition on and off for many yrs, before being diagnosed with f/m. My 'elastic bands' become very tight and pronounced, movement of my head is restricted and painfull. For me, heat improves the pain and offers comfort. Yet again, bathroom cabinet medication, does not work.

Any others found anything that improves this problem.
My sympathies Lisa!
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Olpk » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 am

Hi

I have had fibro for 17 years but was only diagnosed 2 years ago.

I have had throat issues for years , dry , mucus ,sore.

Over last couple of winters things where getting worse so last January sought help.

ENT specialist couldn't get little camera down my nose due to pain so ended up doing a Barium swallow.

The result was arthritis in my neck pressing on my swallow tube.

My point is my GP dismissed it as fibro causing the problems but don't fall into the trap of letting your doctor's getting blinded by fibro being the cause of everything.

I'm fearful due to years with a rubbish GP of getting something else wrong and it not being found due to getting fobbed off with the "it's your fibro"

This winter has been worse as when I get a cold or blocked up I end up in choking fits.
I also can't eat without drinking at the same time.

The arthritis and fibro combine to make life hell
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Re: Throat issues

Postby Diane64 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:40 pm

Hi, I get this now and again, the first time I had it I thought something was stuck in my throat and would try everything to try and clear it, now I recognise when I get it and its when im stressed/anxious. The doctor gave me beta blockers for it and although still get it when stressed its not as severe and always goes away when the stress has died down.
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