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Recovering from cancer surgery, had burning in throat, swallowing difficulty post drinking L-Arginine. Emergency?

Good morning Merry Christmas ..I put symptoms in google ...around the night of Dec. 21 I drank a L- Arginine 1000mg. Capsule before I went to sleep when I woke I had a burning sensation in my throat I m having difficulty still swallowing I just googled this and found a posting same symptoms and person posted they come to find out they had torn the lining of their esophagus ...I m very worried . I m recovering from surgery for Cancer . Should I go to emergency or can I just wait till tomorrow? What can I do to help myself now? What can I eat? I ve been eating but I don t want to damage myself more...please help ScaredTerry
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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L-arginine can be used for multiple purpose. it found to have some cancer protective action in some study. anyway. 1000 mg l-arginine rarely associated with side effects you mentioned. you did not mention from what cancer do you suffer. anyway your symptoms goes more in favor of hyperacidity. tear in esophageal lining may also be the cause. upper G-I endoscopy is needed. for the time being you may use ulceroprotective drugs. consult your doctor.
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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