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i am desperate for help

ii have emphysemia but i am not on oxygen. i walk my dog twice everyday but since i started to use inhalers anti depressants and heartburn tablets when i was diagnosed about 20 weeks ago i keep getting a lump in my throat and think i am choking. it is not there all the time but mostly. i also get like a chemically taste. my doc cant get to the bottom of it. any suggstions please

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I would suggest you call the BLF helpline tomorrow -03000 030 555 - have a chat with one of the nurses - they won't be able to say what the problem is but at least give you some ideas of what you need to go back to your GP and talk about.



thank you Mark


Check whether you can take heartburn medication at the same time as the other meds, you may need to take the heartburn medication separately from the rest. Take care, Richard


I get this all the time and the GP puts it down to me having a Hiatus Hernia. But recently it has escalated to the point where just trying to swollow food is a nightmare. Last week I was on soups, mainly chicken and I had to keep having gulps of water to push the bits down my throat. I have recenlty restarted my diet and I only eat saladsnow, no meats or fish, not even cheese or anything. I chop it up so small and it takes me an hour to eat it, so it is driving me crazy. I am loathe to go back to the GP over it. He is a brilliant doctor and I am always singing his praises but I do not want the hernia blamed again. But look at it this way I should be like twiggy in a few months, and I do not mean Twiggy from the Royle family lol. But for you I would get it all checked out and it is a good idea to ring BLF and get some insight of what ou should be discussing with your GP. I really hope you get it sorted very soon, I hate having the lump in the throat feeling 24/7 xxxxx


thank you everyone for your responce to my question. i have since discovered i have a lung infection and i am taking antibiotics. hopefully these will help.xx


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