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Choking feeling in throat, GERD patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello i have gerd/acid reflux for a while now a couple of months ago i got a upper endoscopy done showing the inflammation and ulcer has cleared up..Now during those couple of months ive had a feeling of something stuck in my throat.. sometimes the feeling is stronger than other..Now for the past week i have been feeling it again tonight is a little stronger and monday i will call my gi doctor but i want to know should i be scared and will my throat close/choke.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   the choking feeling in the throat could be due to mucus formation
Doctor :   which generally happens as a protective mechanism to reduce damage from the acid reflux
Doctor :   when the acid reflux is more, the mucus also increases
Doctor :   with proper treatment and control of acid production teh symptoms of choking feeling also will go
Doctor :   are you on any medication at present? if yes which one?
User :   yes prilosec otc
User :   20mg 2x a day
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   do you still feel heartburn, nausea, burping, upper stomach discomfort?
User :   this feeling comes and goes,but when it come sometime it scares me
User :   well right now very little
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   then i would recommend you to discuss with your treating doctor about putting you on higher acid supressors
Doctor :   which would control your symptoms better
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thats all
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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