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Since how long you have this?
couple of days
Do you feel this more when you wake up in the morning?
Any change in voice?
no. it feels that it's constant all day
don't know about changes in voice. my nose is running, so there is change there
From your description, there is one thing that is clear that your throat at that area is inflammed.
The cause of this can be acid reflux from stomach or post nasal drip from nose.
could it be lungs or esophagus or something?
No other possibility like that from lung is possible.
or whatever else is there
Oesophagus inflammation secondary to acid reflux is possible.
but it's not related to lungs for sure.
but, when i take a breath it feels on top of the chest (next to throat) - still not lungs?
You feel this in mid line?
you feel this in mid line of neck and chest?
yes. mid line.
yes, to the neck and chest thing.
Lungs are not in mid line.
Oesophagus is in mid line.
OTC omeprazole 40mg once daily can help you.
ok, so esophagus then
what is that?
Burning feeling is characteristic of acid reflux.
Oesophagus means food pipe.
how long does that last?
and there is also tightness/
is any of this horrible?
It depends that whether you treat this or not.
If you take omeprazole daily, claritin daily and avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy foods etc, you can be ok in just 4 to 5 days.
Not at all.
It's a very common problem.
and the tightness - is that normal too?
Yes it is part of acid reflux.
also, on the unrelated/related note. every morning i wake up and my nose is running. and then i sneeze for a while and then it stops. it's been going on for years.
Yes this is classical for allergy.
not related to your current problem.
Have i shared with you my home remedy for allergy?
with the allergy thing, could i have developed it later in life? and why did i?
no, you have not.
and the tightness feels like you
Yes you can develop allergy any time in your life. I would like to share a home remedy. Take 250 ml of honey, add one table spoon each of ginger extract and black pepper. Make a solution and take one teaspoon twice daily. It might take 15 days or more but will help you.
.... as if i've been curled up when you sleep in tight ball and then uncurled.
hmmm. good. thanks.
It is matter of sleeping habit.
should not worry about lungs or esophagus then?
remember it takes time but it's healthy and natural.
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Anything else you want to ask?
yes, but i tend to freak out.
yes it's anxiety but not any serious real medical illness.
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one more question.
why did you ask about the change in voice?
I asked so because acid reflux can cause change in voice.
This change in voice related to acid reflux is worse in morning and gets better with passing day.
oh. ok. so, still the same thing then.
still super annoying. almost feels like something is stuck in there, but nothing is there.
This is classical symptom of acid reflux to have foreign body sensation in throat.
ugh. thank you.
not at the moment.
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ok, so sometimes, i have an upper back pain. right where the lungs are supposed to be. is that a lung pain then?
oh. ok. then.