Chest pain when swallowing

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What feels different between MS swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g and GERD swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g?Could I have both? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I was in my thirties I had GERD so bad I had to have my esophagus stretched,and I lost twenty pounds.Now I have swallowing problems and wonder if it is my MS?
I have had the problem of swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g my food part, and I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I do. I also have problems with choking on my food. I have even had problem just swallowing my own saliva, but now that I think about it I have never told my neuro about it. Guess that is something I should write down to mention to him. there are so many symptoms to keep track of and I can't even remember what I had for breakfast much less what has happened to me in the month since my visit to him.
I have had a constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in the mid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> for sometime. It is worse at night and lying on my left side makes it worse. I have a "flutter" heart feeling, but pulse is fine. I have a general swallowing discomfort but not realted to food. To describe it better... it is like the congestion and sick chest feeling with bronchitis, but without coughing. Sometimes there is pain under left arm. Over a year ago, I had a systemic rash that was thought to be a drug reaction.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> and trouble in swallowing could be due to gastric reflux. Another possibility is hiatal hernia, where a portion of stomach herniates into the chest cavity through the diaphragm. Both can be diagnosed by an endoscopy. Crohn’s disease and IBS too often cause nonspecific pains. Also along with gastric reflux and hiatal hernia, ask your doctor to rule out diabetes and hypothyroidism. Hope this helps.
Not when I am drinking water or eating, but just during normal swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g. It doesn't click <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> my head is down or up, but it clicks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I am looking straight. If I put my fingers just above adams apple I can feel a click. Please help me to identify what it could be.
Given the fact that you do a lot of lifting being a CNA, this could be your problem, ask your chiropractor, I see one, and he helps my problem. Oh yes, if you have a hiatal hernia, this can be a cause of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g. LOL I have one of those as well. So, I am talking to you from experience. I do know that all the anxiety you are going through is not helping your problems any, you are uptight, thus, making your muscles, and your heart is a muscle, uptight and irritable as well.
I don't sleep at night because I have terrible pains in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> that radiate to my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I swallow. This only happens at night. Could this be my goiter or GERD? Are these symptoms that can come with a Goiter?
Last night it wasn't near as bad as it was when I left work (couldn't really feel the weird sensation - almost felt normal by the time I went to bed) and I didn't really wake up this morning with this sensation until I thought about it.
I have no trouble swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g, just get this rumbling sound in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> after the liquid or saliva reach my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. I am thinking it could be from mucus, i clear my throat alot but i have been doing that pretty much since i started smoking and i never had this problem till now, i have been smoking for eight years. Obviously the more i smoke the more its there and the less i smoke the less its there.
It started yesterday with a little feeling of bump on my left side of the throat. Now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I woke up it feels like a freaking fork is stuck on the left side of my throat. I can't hardly swallow and when I do it feels like somebody is stabbing me hard on my throat. Worse is the fact that I think it has crept down even further my throat and my chest heavier then it has ever been. I can only tolerate soup and nothing else. I am trying not to talk as much either because that makes it painful also.
He has been having trouble for quite some time, like belching, stomach ache, heart burn, acidity, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> sometimes, general body aches, he even fainted kind of got disoriented last year( tripped cud not walk straight for some time, giddy , dizziness) and the doctors said it is something called vertigo, he has high blood pressure and last year he had black vomit, then things were fine but still complained of acidity, belching....
the vet said we should get a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> and abdomen xray <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> we returned again with her refusing to eat. It showed no mass or obstruction. they gave her a nausea shot (Cerenia) we then took her home and we have continued to force feed her. I have tried everything you suggested prior to me inquiring and multiple other things. We are now taking tablespoons of peanut butter and smearing it in the roof of her mouth. We returned today with her to the vet.
I have a slightly different problem. I too frequently have problems swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I eat too fast. the food seems like it gets stuck and doesn't want to go down. Usually a beverage will help get things moving, then I'm all right. the other day I started to come down with a cold. instead of the usual sore throat, I had the feeling I was being choked. I didn't have trouble breathing, just swallowing. the saliva felt as if it wouldln't go down very easily.
It's been hinted at that I've moved onto secondary progressive. Does anyone else have swallowing problems?
My 15 year old son has had a swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g problem for several years. He drinks lots of water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> he eats anything. He has no other symtom other than that. After having an endoscopy I have been told that he has idioathic eosinophilic esophagitis, which as I understand it is an alegeric reaction to foods that has caused inflamation of the esophagus.
It's been two and one-half years since I quit, and I'm very happy about it. But that's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> this swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g problem first started. I thought it was because I quit smoking, but even then, I couldn't bring myself to smoke again. I have been on prozac and paxil for depression. I am now seeing a therapist/hypnotist, but I still can't get rid of this. I cancel dinner dates and lunches with people who don't know about this problem. I avoid eating a lot of the food I love.
All of the people I talk to whether friends, family, or clients have never heard upper back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> and then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g. So if any of you have had this or have known someone who had this I would be interested in hearing from you. I went to Urgent Care and they took a chest X-ray and and EKG and were normal. So it's not my lungs, chest or heart. I think it has something to do with my neck popping and then the pain I already have in my shoulder area all the time.
What I wonder is, #1 could the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> symptoms and the acid/ swallow<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g problems be related? #2 What are the possibilities for the root of the chest pain - could it be something serious such as a tumor? Are there tests that I should have done to determine this? I had a chest x-ray, which the doctor has not given me the results of yet, but assuming there is nothing wrong with that, are there other things I should have done?
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