Feels Like Food Sitting Halfway in Throat Constantly - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 13 Old 07-19-2010, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
orange_mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ugh! So I'm 7&1/2 weeks pregnant, and the past few days I've been feeling this horribly gaggy feeling, as though there is food that didn't go all the way to my stomach and is sitting halfway up my throat. I have tried drinking water to wash it down, or eating more food to take it down but nothing seems to work. Is this heartburn? I don't have the nasty acidic stuff coming up but this feeling in my throat is almost more than I can handle. My nausea has been almost constant for the past few weeks and most food turns me off, so the thought of food sitting in my throat makes me want to throw up.
Anyone else had this? And if so, did you find a way to make the feeling go away?
orange_mommy is offline  
#2 of 13 Old 07-19-2010, 07:15 PM
 
MaerynPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hubert NC
Posts: 14,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I get pregnant my digestion slows down (which is BAD because I have IBS to begin with!) and food I ate can sit in my stomach for days... so that even when I feel hungry I end up full right away, something like this.

However, what you describe sounds a bit different and may be worth going to see a doctor over to make sure you not have some sort of infection or something going on in there.

Artist, photographer, stay-at-home-mom and Marine wife. Mom to 4; a boy and three little girls.
MaerynPearl is offline  
#3 of 13 Old 07-19-2010, 07:30 PM
 
forest~mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it worries you, check. I get something like this, and it's basically relates to needing to throw up. If I do, it goes away and I feel better. My BIL does have a medical issue that does this though, and obviously, he's not pg

aka ~lioneyes~ :: In love with DH :: DD 5 :: new sweet baby girl 3/14/2011~ both born at home in water
forest~mama is offline  
#4 of 13 Old 07-19-2010, 08:04 PM
 
jessieb503's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the same feeling with my morning sickness.... mostly for me it was during the transition period between feeling REALLY sick (wk 6-14) to feeling sort of sick (wk 14-16). It helped if I ate very small meals often instead of three bigger meals with snacks. Also, I couldn't eat about 2-3 hours before bed and had to use an extra pillow to prop up my head or I felt like I was going to puke.

I don't think it was heartburn because it didn't 'burn' and I don't feel sick at all now (at 21 weeks).

I think it also has to do with our slowing digestion. Hang in there mama!

8/2008, 1/2009 and 5/2009... Expecting first baby November 28ish, 2010!!!! So excited!
jessieb503 is offline  
#5 of 13 Old 08-04-2010, 11:26 PM
 
EnchantedMamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest US
Posts: 279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Could be heartburn. I drink peppermint tea all throughout to keep heartburn and digestive issues at bay. That might be worth a shot.
EnchantedMamma is offline  
#6 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 10:24 AM
 
JessieBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,363
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
This is exactly what morning sickness feels like to me - I describe it as having a rotting dead mouse stuck in my throat for six months. Sorry that's so gross but I suspect you know exactly what I mean.

ETA - nothing really worked to get rid of it for me, though sour hard candies helped to take the edge off. With my first pregnancy, I just had this feeling plus dry heaving until about 20 weeks. This pregnancy, I've had the awful throat feeling plus horrible vomitting and ended up dehydrated in the hospital. So I gave in to drugs (Diclectin) and it really helps to minimize the dead mouse feeling and keep the barfing at bay. At 31 weeks, I still have to take it. Blah.

As for the burning acid feeling, that doesn't come till about 20 weeks for me when the baby is big enough to physically interfere with digestion. It's a serious PIA.

Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.
JessieBird is online now  
#7 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 01:29 PM
 
fyrwmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that was how i fel during the 1st trimester with this pg and thelast one. i'd complain to dh that it felt like a gag line in my throat. good news is that it went away when the morning sickness did, bad news is that there wasn't anything i found to make it go away other than time
fyrwmn is offline  
#8 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 01:46 PM
 
mom2fussy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That sounds VERY similar to what I've experienced this pregnancy. Turns out it was related to acid indigestion/acid reflux. The reflux causes the food to come back up your throat, but doesn't always cause heartburn like you might expect.

The ONLY thing that helped (and I tried lots of remedies!) was when my dr prescribed acid-reducing pills after I had explained my symptoms to him. First I was on Aciphex, which worked great but was pretty expensive. Now I'm on pantoprazole, which is a generic. It doesn't work quite as well, but it's still better than anything else out there I tried. I think both are called PPIs - proton pump inhibitors - so you have to take them every day to maintain your stomach.

I'd definitely talk to your dr about it, because between the acid & the nausea I've had, I couldn't eat hardly a THING and I was constantly miserable. I'm not thrilled about being on another medication, but it's definitely been worth it.
mom2fussy is offline  
#9 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 02:14 PM
 
homemademom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is happening to me, too (first trimester). It's much better when I eat small meals throughout the day instead of fewer, bigger meals.

I love homemade: cute skirts, apricot jam, and family! 
homemademom is offline  
#10 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 03:24 PM
LCB
 
LCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's called globus. It is usually related to irritation from acid reflux. I have it off and on. You can also experience chest pain and unproductive coughing, also from the acid reflux. I have all three of those and it took me forever to figure it out because I never get heartburn (outside of pregnancy). I have heard other people say the thought that their globus was related to food allergies or other allergies. I do notice that mine gets worse when we are having alot of thunderstorms. Not sure why! Hope that helps you some!

Me, a husband, a social butterfly 2008, and a cheeky monkey 2011

LCB is offline  
#11 of 13 Old 08-05-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Svarupa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm 20 weeks and I have this feeling too. It was mild at first and I thought it was related to the morning sickness, but I stopped vomiting around 16 weeks and it has continued and gotten worse. It does make me queasy, but it's nothing like morning sickness. And I can totally relate -- it's miserable . In my case it's acid reflux. I only had a heartburn a couple of times before pregnancy, and it was a burning feeling -- not like this at all. This feels like pressure on my esophagus, I gag/belch (some weird combo of the two!) frequently, and when it's really bad I have chest pain and start coughing. But it's acid reflux. It makes it very hard to sleep and I don't lay down for more than 5 hours at a time anymore.

What has helped is Zantac, but different antacids work better/worse for different people. Don't be afraid to talk to your OB/MW about it and try medication. Managing your diet doesn't work for everyone and many, many women take antacids during pregnancy. Unfortunately Zantac hasn't made it completely disappear, but it's no longer constant and it is now at least bearable and I can get some sleep.

I hope you find something that works to make you more comfortable!
Svarupa is offline  
#12 of 13 Old 08-08-2010, 02:45 AM
 
laerhk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is what my heartburn feels like when I'm preggo. Papaya enzymes (health food store or luckyvitamin.com) work SO well! Chew 'em like Tums or Rolaids and you're good to go. Instant relief for me...
laerhk is offline  
#13 of 13 Old 08-08-2010, 10:56 AM
 
etsdtm99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i get this too.. more often early on with morning sickenss.. but it comes back in the 3rd trimester.. if i overeat (which is more like eating normally) it gets REALLY bad.. it sucks. nothing really helps, however as SOON as the baby is out, its gone and i feel normal again.. i'm talking within seconds.. which is awesome because at that point i'm half way use to it and its just so nice to feel THAT much better ..

- Staci, Mommy to Mollie (3/06), Jamie (5/08), Annie (9/10) and Bently (2/13) chicken3.gif
etsdtm99 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off