Is the full feeling in my throat heartburn or something else?
September 27, 2012 8:05 PM Subscribe
For the last several days, I have had the feeling that something is stuck in my throat or the urge to swallow. It lasts for hours and seems to occur after eating. Is this heartburn? Is it something else?
posted by Caz721 to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
[I know you are not my doctor.]
It sounds silly, but I don't actually know what heartburn feels like, and googling has led me to believe that I might have heartburn. I don't, however, have any tightness or burning in my chest, just the feeling like my throat is full.
This initially occurred two months ago, during a vacation, after I admittedly ate a lot late at night (after drinking) and then went right to sleep. It lasted, on and off but mostly on, for about a week. I took some over the counter heartburn medication but that didn't seem to do much. It stopped and I chalked it up to getting too old for late night drunken munchies.
But it started again the other day, after I had a moderate meal in the middle of the day, and the over the counter medicine hasn't seem to help much. Is this heartburn? Is this something else that I can treat? Is this something where I need to see a doctor?
Physical characteristics in case it influences the suggestions: 30 year old woman, generally healthy, about 5-10 pounds overweight but active, usually exercise 3-4 times per week but spent the end of last week getting over a cold so less active recently than usual. I have a desk job but even when I don't get to exercise I walk 2-5 miles per day in my commute. Eating habits fairly average - no dietary restrictions.
Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated.