Feeling of something stuck in throat

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kinkypinky23, May 28, 2003.

  1. kinkypinky23

    kinkypinky23 New Member

    Anyone know of any natural products that are useful for throat spasms?

    Feel like im choking all the time. Is coughing common with this problem?suffer from GERD also
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I notice you have another post asking about chills and feeling faint. Combined with trouble swallowing, I would guess you may be hypothyroid, like so many of us are. Do you know what your TSH is? If it is more than 3.0, you might ask for a trial of thyroid medicine, the natural kind if you can get it.
  3. kinkypinky23

    kinkypinky23 New Member

    according to my doctor my thyroid levels are normal but i will look into what u said on my other post about the possibility of it being a menopausal problem.
  4. momkatmax

    momkatmax New Member

    Since you have GERD, have you had a once over by a GI specialist? I was having some trouble with food getting hung up and a GI doc found I had a mild narrowing of the esophagus. He dialated the area under sedation and now things are fine. And I think having a thyroid check is a great idea too.
  5. healing

    healing New Member

    I just started having GERD after having my gallbladder out this winter. Along with it, I feel a tightness in my throat and am now having trouble swallowing pills. I've always been able to swallow handfuls of pills at one time, but now I have to take them one by one.

    My PT did some visceral work on me last week, including on my esophagus, and it helped for a short while.

    I'm wondering if my surgery had anything to do with the development of the GERD since the anesthesiologist crammed the breathing tube down my throat, leaving me with an incredibly sore throat that persisted for days. I've had a lot of surgeries, and this was the first time I've ever had this problem.

    So, yes, kink, I too feel like I have a tightness or lump in my throat. And my recent thyroid tests have all come back normal.
  6. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    I've said this a hundred times and am beginning to sound like a stuck record, but I'll say it one more time...for you!!

    My doctor's always told me my thyroid was normal, but I knew from research on the net and how I felt that it wasn't right, so I insisted on seeing an endocrinologist. He said my tests showed I was normal, but I was LOW NORMAL and some people do okay there, and some, like me, don't. He increased my Synthroid dosage and within two weeks, I felt like I was reborn. See a specialist and don't waste your time on a GP!

    Marilyn :)
  7. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    I forgot to mention that the lump in the throat feeling is also caused by anxiety. If you do some deep breathing, with your abdomen, the lump will go away if it is caused by anxiety.

  8. QueenM

    QueenM New Member


    I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but you should really get that checked out. I have a sister with MS and she chokes easily all of the time; even before she was diagnosed with MS. Now her neurologist tells her that is a common problem with MS patients.
  9. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    Preliminary Data has shown that the Brain Stem is Hypometabolic in CFS patients. Many believe that the same results can be found in patients with FM. The Brain Stem is the area of the Central Nervous System that is responsible for swallowing. I, too have swallowing difficulty, a feeling of a lump in my throat, and a sensation of restriction, and can not blame this on anything other than the dysfunction that arises in the CNS from FM and CFS. Below is the Study, and it can be found on an internet search.
    Best wishes,

    #Brain Stem Is Hypometabolic- in CFS with Pet Scan 04/14/03 12:04 PM


    Umberto Tirelli* MD, Franca Chierichetti° MD, Marcello Tavio* MD, Cecilia Simonelli* MD, Gianluigi Bianchin€ MD, Pierluigi Zanco° MD and Giorgio Ferlin° MD.

    * Division of Medical Oncology and AIDS, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano - Italy.
    ° Nuclear Medicine Department - PET Center, General Hospital - Castelfranco Veneto - Italy.
    € Psychiatry Department, General Hospital - Castelfranco Veneto - Italy.

    Corresponding author:

    Prof. Umberto Tirelli
    Division of Medical Oncology and AIDS
    [This Message was Edited on 05/28/2003]
  10. healing

    healing New Member

  11. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    muscles in the neck and under the chin bulging out, can't swallow easily. Just found out I have Asthma and the inhalors are causing yeast infections on my Uvula. It felt like a piece of kernal was stuck there. I would deffinatly have it checked out. We are all so pron to so many things and need to check out anything new or that isn't checked out to the max.

    Good luck, Kim