Constant feeling of something in throat.

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Labellevie's picture
Constant feeling of something in throat.

Hey everyone.

I have been on and off of this website for a year now. Its been 8 years of me b/p and I'm so tired of it. I want to get better but its so much harder than I thought. I am living my life in a state of constant fear because of my health issues going on, and yet I don't know how to make myself better. Lately I've been battling a lot of acid reflux, and a feeling of tightness is my throat. I am also retaining water. Anyone else have this happen to them? It feels like my throat is extremely tight, and its not painful, but uncomfortable. I just turned 25, and want to be healthy. Any tips, or advice is appreciated.

Thank you


LeaLea's picture
Hi there, I'm pretty sure

Hi there, I'm pretty sure it's related to your reflux, but could be any indication of some damage that's not yet healed following years of bulimia. The tightness might be related to an oesophageal spasm. It's worth talking to your doctor about it, since there are medications that can help relieve the tightness. You might also get a short course of antibiotics, too. The doctor might want to investigate further with a scope, to have a look at the structure and see if there's any damage to the oesophageal wall. Small tears can be hard to heal on their own and often need a little help from medications before you can get proper relief. Antibiotics are used to help prevent infections while tears/ulcers etc are healing since the digestive tract is high in bacterial load.

I hope this helps, please let me know how you get on.


Walker's picture
I´ve suffered a lot from

I´ve suffered a lot from reflux and it just got better this past weeks, 3 months after practically not purging. About a tight throat i had never heard about it, it' s most probably related to vomiting but i agree you should see a Dr. for your own tranquility, there' s some things that we just can't fix in the forums... Don't be afraid of checking with the dr., think that it's better the sooner and that it can prevent more damage to be done. You are decided to heal so it's the perfect time to do it.

Best luck!


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