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Pill stuck in throat. Very uncomfortable

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Pill stuck in throat

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Very uncomfortable

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Hello and thank you for your question. My name is***** am a board-certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and I am happy to help you. Can you tell me please, are you having any difficulty breathing, feeling short of breath? How old are you and do you have any chronic medical conditions? What type of pill did you just take that feels stuck? And what medications do you take? Thank you in advance for your replies.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I took an adderall IR (circular non coated)No difficulty breathing not in trachea. But definitely present and uncomfortable. Im 19, almost 20 years old. No chronic medical conditions, just bad at swallowing pills.
Its def stuck in my esophagus, behind my larynx area. I tried hot liquids, warm liquids, olive oil, water, eating bread/food/candy, drinking water in diff positions, massaging throat, jumping around, and puking. Its there for sure I can feel it move.
Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Thank you for that information. How long ago did you take the Adderall pill? And were you able to swallow all of the other items you listed above without pain or difficulty?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
its been in my throat for four hours. I could swallow a starburst whole and half a muffin without difficulty but the pill is STUCK! Maybe cuz i broke it in half? I think it may be stuck in like tissue flaps there. Please save me im losing my sanity.
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