I’m very healthy, non smoker, stressed at times..
(Don’t say go to the doctor, i’m planning on it + you’ll be surprised how wrong they are in many cases)
Do you have a swollen node too? (feels like a 2nd Adam’s apple)
A: Man I feel your pain
I’ve had Cricopharyngeal Spasm for over 10 months now and its ruining my life
1.This is what helps:
4.Being around friends
I am only 14 and very healthy from what i know, the 2 main causes though are
2. Acid Reflux
Some say that an injection of BOTOX into the neck (in most cases) helps. Also, muscle relaxents such as Valium or Xanax can prove that it is Cricopharyngeal Spasm
Most doctors are indeed wrong
No-one understands the discomfort of it, no matter how much you try to explain the symptoms:
1. Feels like your neck is closing up
2. Pulling the skin on your neck outwards makes it go away until you let go
3.You can still breathe properly, but it feels like its constricting your breathing
4. its REALLY bad at nights
5. The more you research it on the internet or think/talk about it, the worse it gets
6. Gets worse when puffed out from sports: (esp. bike riding i have found)
7. If you wear a tigh collar shirt it makes it a million times worse
Also, I have heard that if u put a 6-inch block of wood under both headrest legs of your bedm it helps it alot, im yet to try this though.
Hope you don’t suffer as long as I have
Q: Will not treating mild reflux make it severe? My 11 weeks baby boy has some symptoms of reflux?
He sometimes wont nurse in cradle position (sometimes does). Sometimes wont sleep on flat bed (but mostly does). He spits few times but only few drops. If this is reflux, it was not that bad because most of the times postioning him properly worked
However lately he is very fussy at the breast, keeps gagings and coughing. If i move around when he is on the breast he continues though i feel he is not comfortable but if i am sitting i have to remove him from the breast and hold him until he burps and feels better. Also he is feeding very frequently (he comes off the breast himself and after i burp him and put him on his bed within 10 minutes he is searching for it again. This happened whole of last night and we slept only after 5 AM.
Does this mean the reflux is getting worse? If i continue without medication (he is able to feed better when his back is stright) will it increase? He is happy most of the time but often looks as if in pain. Doesnt cry much but not sleeping. Pls help
BTW he also passes lot of gas and poops only once in 3 days (normal consistency, not constipated). Dont know if this condition is related
A: Your baby boy sounds just like how my baby boy was (he is now 6.5mths). What worked wonders for me (and him) and could work for you is if you take Metamucil once per day. I take it at night before going to bed. The reason is that reflux and constipation can cause major discomfort for bubs. It could account for all of the symptoms you’re describing like fussing at the breast, discomfort lying flat in bed and reflux. If the bowel slows, the stomach can respond by holding food to avoid overloading the bowel. If you keep putting food in, it only has one way to go – back out the way it came. Hence the reflux. Baby will definitely benefit from freeing up his bowel movements which can cause alot of discomfort when they are ’stuck’.
It can’t hurt and it could work wonders so give it a try. It will take about 48hours to get through to breast milk and another 48hours to get through to your bubs bowels so give it four to five days to see if it helps.
Q: Globus..Reflux symptoms…tongue..?
Does anyone suffering have any tongue related symptoms? I have a tongue that ‘feels’ warty, rough on one side.. its a SENSATION as a pose to anything I can see or touch.. just sense. It also feels sometimes that Ive half swallowed a hair or got a bit of rice stuck at the back of my tongue on one side; can acid reflux burn your throat low down and refer this sort of sensation to the tongue? Also the sensation can run from the back of my tongue, down into my neck along the path of the windpipe if I press lightly with my fingers.. as though whatever it is im pressing is touching the ‘back wal’; if I push up under my jaw/tongue i ‘feel’ its touching something else; likewise if i do it along the windpipe……..Im forever scraping one side of my tongue between my teeth to dislodge what ever ‘it’ is… can you help
A: Acid reflux can affect the lower end of the oesphagus (pipe that leads from mouth to stomach) and can reach the throat and mouth giving a sore throat and a feeling of a lump in the throat.
Drugs that could make it worse include aspirin, ibuprofen, diazepam, Ca channel blockers.
Posture matters, lying down and bending forward – not good.
Reduce weight if you are overweight, cut out large fatty meals, alcohol, smoking, coffee.
You need to see your doctor and have tongue, throat examined. I don’t know about ‘warty tongue’.
Q: Mother of reflux babies, what were their symptoms?
What symptoms did your baby had before medications ??
Well my baby has lots of weird symptoms.. She has lots of reflux symptoms, but I am scared that it could be something more serious such as a birth defect of the digestive tract. She looks like she is always in belly pain soon after feedings (not always).. Also, she doesn’t really spit up. She does throw lots of milk sometimes not always, maybe once a week. Help? What could be wrong with my baby??? (im seeing a gastro pediatric doctor on Monday) I’M Just extremely nervous she could have something worse!!!!!!!!!!!!
may i ask which test did they use to diagnose acid reflux?
A: My son had lots of spit up, crying, and the look as if he was in pain. The doc gave us the meds on a Monday and by Wednesday he was fine. We had to make sure to give him the meds before every feeding or he would have the same symptoms. He grew out of it after he turned 8 months old. Hope this helps.
Q: If you had an older baby with reflux, what symptoms did he/she exhibit?
My nine-month-old is having continued weight loss issues and is being referred out to a GI specialist. My pediatrician is suspecting a couple things, one of which is reflux. I can find ample information about reflux symptoms in younger babies, but not much for older babies because most babies get over their reflux once they start solids. So, if you had an older baby with reflux, what symptoms did they exhibit?
I’m just a worried about my baby girl! She is only 16 lbs 8 oz at 9 months. I found out she was losing again last week, and my husband just left for a deployment AND I just started a new job. It’s been a little stressful!
A: My baby was diagnosed at about 9 months with reflux was put on meds for it and continued to lose weight. She was actually throwing up almost 6 times a day. Finally at a year our pedi sent us to the children’s hospital to a ENT.
At this time our daughter was about 17 months old. He said that it is rare to have reflux with solid foods and that in most of these cases it is the easiest answer. He said that it is similar to if a child has sore throats a lot….most doctors take out their tonsils.
He actually said that there is a condition similar to reflux but happens with solid food (i forget the name) but a major sign of it is coughing while eating. there is a lot more to it and if I find the information he gave me I will pass it on.
My baby ended up getting a scope of her throat to test for this and she had an extra muscle that was wrapped around her voice box that was inhibiting her breathing and swallowing.
She had surgery and is doing awesome. I wish you well and understand your frustration my daughter was 15lbs at a year and didn’t start to gain weight until she was put onto a special formula that was already digested called Neocate. Good Luck!
Q: what is silent reflux and also the symptoms of this?
my baby has constant hiccups and has a painful cry, always likes to be up right if she isn’t she will cry. a friend told me this is what it sounds like but i am unsure what it is
A: Basically, silent reflux occurs when your baby is actually spitting up but instead of the spit up leaving the mouth it is actually swallowed by the baby. Many parents thinks this sounds like the perfect solution to reflux because it is not messy. However, it is not the perfect solution at all and in fact it is actually a very dangerous condition when it is untreated. To make things worse, it is hard for doctors to confirm silent reflux is occurring, but if you think your baby has this condition you need to be persistent and until the doctor acknowledges and diagnoses your baby’s condition. Without a diagnosis your baby won’t get treatment that he/she needs to feel better.
Most pediatricians are accustomed to seeing certain side effects and symptoms that accompany reflux. However, silent reflux does not frequently have these symptoms and as a result doctors have a hard time diagnosing what is going on with your baby. When doctors see raw throats, hiccups, lots of vomiting and the like it is easy to diagnose reflux, however without these symptoms present it is hard to determine what is wrong with your baby. Two of the typical reflux symptoms are weight loss and vomit, however silent reflux sufferers generally eat more to soothe their pain and do not vomit so the key symptoms are not present.
Q: What is reflux and what are the symptoms?
A: “Reflux” or GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) is a condition in which the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach does not close tightly, allowing the contents of the stomach to back up into the esophagus. This is quite common in babies, whose gastro-esophageal sphincter muscles are not fully developed yet. Some symptoms you may notice are: discomfort while feeding, aversion to feeding, crying when laid flat on back, frequent spit-ups, etc. Usually GERD is easily treated in infants with one of 2 types of oral medication — usually a doctor will try the less expensive type of medication and then proceed to the other type or a combination of the two if the first type is not effective.
Q: Does milk improve the symptoms of reflux- heartburn?
A: Though it briefly reduces symptoms it causes more stomach acid to be produced.
Q: Does teething really make acid reflux worse?
When my son got his two bottom teeth, he was taking Prevacid. He was in pain from the teething, but he managed. Now, we had him off of the Prevacid (hoping the reflux had gone) and he is getting his top two teeth. He screams all day long even with Motrin and Tylenol. He screams at his feedings, arches and hates to lay flat…all of the old reflux symptoms back again. Can teething affect reflux?
A: As a mom of a 9 month old with reflux, the answer is 100% yes! After he cut his 2 bottom teeth, we cut his Prevacid back to once a day instead of twice. Everything was going good until he started cutting the top teeth, it was the same horrible reflux problems again, even with Tylenol & Motrin. I gave the pediatric gi dr a call and she said when they teethe it makes the reflux worse b/c of the excess saliva they swallow. Needless to say we had to start giving him prevacid twice a day again and also had to give him a dose of Maalox in between.
Q: reflux plus hernia symptoms everyday feel really depressed with it?
why when im on medication do i still get reflux in mouth
that tastes slimy and leaves a burning sensation i cant get rid of
hope you can help
A: you,ve got something more than normal reflux that the useless doctors have missed,keep going back,they will diagnose you with all sorts of syndrome,s but keep going back.They misdiagnosed me with a similar problem for years.Gaviscon is helpful at night,raise the head of the bed and if you wake at night choking get up and walk around but try not to drink to much liquid at night
Q: Symptoms of reflux?
I have almost a 6 wk old and I was wondering if anyone else’s baby had a really bad case of reflux. I know of course spitting up is the biggest symptom, but were there any other symptoms in your baby? And also did you have to use a special formula for him?
A: poor sleep habits typically with frequent waking
arching their necks and back during or after eating
spitting-up or vomiting
wet burp or frequent hiccups
frequent ear infections or sinus congestion
refusing food or accepting only a few bites despite being hungry or the exact opposite requiring constant small meals or liquid
running nose, sinus infections
swallowing problems, gagging, choking
chronic hoarse voice
frequent red, sore throat without infection present
chronic ear infections
respiratory problems—pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, night-time cough, aspiration
gagging themselves with their fingers or fist (sign of esophagitis)
poor weight gain, weight loss, failure to thrive
erosion of dental enamel
neck arching (Sandifer’s Syndrome)
Q: Why do my infants GERD symptoms seem worse after starting Reglan?
My son has been on Metoclopramide for two days for potential reflux. His symptoms now seem to be more pronounced. Is it a common for symptoms to get worse before they get better?
A: My son is 13 months and had reflux since birth. He is on reglan too. Sometimes, it just takes a few days for the meds to start working. But, I would call and talk to your doc and see what they say. This is the 2nd time my son has been on Reglan. The first time he was 4 weeks old and his vomiting got worse so they took him off it and just had him on Zantac.
Q: does an albuteral inhaler work for reflux?
i believe that i have asthma. but my lung doctor says that i got sereve reflux. my symptoms are really bad cough, shortness of breath and breathing fast when i exercise, coughing bad when exposed to cold weather and coughing bad when i laugh hard. sometimes i cough to the point of throwing up. i have an albuteral rescue inhaler, and when i get to coughing bad i use it and it stops my coughing.
my question is would an albuteral inhaler work for reflux?
Albuterol is treating the symptoms (wheezing, coughing, etc.) that is being caused by reflux. It is not doing anything for the reflux itself. Similar to taking tylenol for pain caused by a kidney stone. The tylenol doesn’t get rid of the kidney stone, it merely treats the pain.
For reflux, you need a different kind of medication, like an H2 blocker (pepcid, zantac, etc.) or a proton pump inhibitor (like prilosec or protonix).
You should also limit alcohol and caffeine intake (both can worsen reflux by loosening your upper esophageal sphincter), particularly at night. You could also try raising the head of your bed, which can decrease acid reflux at night.
Q: What are all the symptoms of reflux? HELP!!?
Im a 28/female ..Okay so today i went to my doctor again for shortness of breath and my throat burning and alittle bit fo a burning pain in my chest..and after seeing my doctor a few times for this they finally told me that its probably reflux…im just curiouse if anyone reading this has reflux and what are your symptoms? I have gone to different websites but i also like to hear from people who ACTUALLY have had reflux or know someone with it…So any info helps…what are your symptoms? And are they any at home remedies that can help ease the reflux?
A: My mother a few years back had it so bad that she had pain in her chest.. the pain was so severe she thought she was having a heart attack… I myself have reflux… I have constant burning in my stomach (if I have something that inflames it) I have that feeling as if something is stuck in my throat after I eat anything.. I burp a lot… well to help with reflux cut back on fatty/acid foods, caffeine, don’t eat too late in the day… don’t lay down after eating… and elevate the foot of your bed or get a wedge pillow.. that helps with acid at night..
Q: Does my daughter have reflux symptoms?
She doesn’t sleep during the day unless I hold her. She will sleep at night for like 6 hours. She doesn’t want to burp she fights me gets stiff and throws herself backwards. She gets the hiccups when she has a wet burp. She doesn’t spit up really bad just a little usally. She will just start crying for no reason. She has alot of gas. She wants to be walked around all the time. She has sour breath.Sounds like she is having trouble breathing sometimes not all the time.She is 9 weeks old this has been going on for maybe two weeks now. I haven’t changed her formula or anything. I think there is something wrong but everbody thinks i’m just paraniod and that shes spoiled but i can see shes hurting when i try and burp her she screams and throws her neck and her back and legs go stiff. She is my first child but I know thats not right. I’m feeding her siting up and leaving her up for 30 mins thats helped with the spit up
A: When I spoke to my Dr about my son maybe having reflux, she told me to look for spitting up after every feed, acting in pain when eating or hiccuping or burping (bitter beer face look), or crying after feeding. She told me to do what you are doing and keep him upright after a feed for 30 minutes and burp him regularly. As to your daughter’s symptoms of stiffness when burping, gas, etc, those don’t seem to be reflux from my little knowledge, but I too would be concerned if my little one had these symptoms. Have you tried Mylicon or Gripe Water for her gas? Mylicon works wonders for my guy! You should be coming up on her 2 mo check up right? Perhaps it is already passed. I would talk to your Dr about these things, I do not think you are being paranoid. Always better to ask the Dr and find out it is nothing vs. not doing something and it being something. Good luck and congrats on your baby!
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