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Hello,<br><br>
I thought I would turn here for some help for my family. We are all healthy and have little to do with any kind of medicine or doctors so I don't really have anyone to turn to.<br><br>
My husband is suffering from a “lump” in his throat. I’d like to be more specific but it’s a little yucky…<br><br>
He started Wellbutrin (sp?) over a year ago and that’s when this “mystery” feeling of something caught in his throat started. He went off of the medication after about 6 months and the “lump” went away. YAY!<br><br>
Unfortunately, it’s back now (9 months later). This time he is actually getting a little something “up”. It’s really thick and yellow. He’s been rising and gargling with salt water and peroxide (separately). It’s helping but I wanted to see if I could find anything else to kick start his recovery.<br><br>
Is there anything else he could do? We have full access to western medicine, herbs and homeopathy.<br><br>
Also, does anyone know what could cause this type of thing?
 

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I have suffered from the same feeling of a lump in my throat, on and off, for about a year. It comes and lasts for weeks, then goes away for months, then BAM! it strikes again. It's really uncomfortable and can feel like I am about to choke or puke.<br><br>
Gastric is apparently one cause of this.<br><br>
Also, I was diagnosed with something called "globus," which is the feeling of a lump in the throat though there is no organic cause. In my opinion, it's a psychological type of diagnosis, one of those things the doctors tell you when they can't figure out the problem. They say, "You must be stresses. You must be depressed. This is just a manifestation of your inner torment." I don't know how much I go for it. I have many symptoms for which doctors have found no cause, and I've been living with them for years and years, so I have come to accept that maybe it is "just me." If your dad can eat and swallow food without a problem, it probably is something like a reflux symptom or "globus." Hope this helps...
 

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Thanks for your help. My husband has actually decided to restrict dairy…I cant’ believe it. Poor man must be suffering. I'll let you know how it goes. I hope you are all feeling well.
 

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I just had an endoscopy (the camera down the throat - actually espophagus, stomach, and small intestine - thing) on Monday. For almost a month now, I have had this sensation, like a soggy cornflake is caught in my esophagus. It's been driving me mad; particularly b/c I sing with a group, and the vibration from the singing aggravates it more.<br><br>
The gastroenterologist I saw decided to start with a less-invasive esophagram (upper GI), which showed nothing at all amiss. So I had the scope - which, btw, is NO BIG DEAL. I remember none of it...I was given some Valium, Demerol, and Versed (an amnesiac), I literally blinked and was in the recovery room.<br><br>
They found nothing in my esophagus. Must all be "in my head", I guess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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i thought i'd throw this out just as a warning. it doesn't sound at all like what your dh has, especially with the coming and going of it, but if he hasn't been to the dr about it he should definitely get it checked out because a lump in the throat feeling or a feeling like a piece of food stuck in your throat could be a sign of esophageal cancer. i had a friend who's dad died of it after complaining of a feeling like a piece of apple was caught in his throat. just something to be aware of, but it sounds like it's probably the cyst thing or something related to the wellbutrin. get it checked out, though!<br><br>
oh, p.s. a low thyroid caused goiter can also cause a lump in the throat feeling, but it's usually palpable from the outside of the throat by the trained care provider. i'm hypothyroid (low) and have had my thyroid enlarge and make my throat feel funky, so when he goes to the dr you might ask about that and ask them to do a blood draw to check his thyroid levels. that could contribute to depression as well.
 
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