Thyroid UK
87,794 members102,478 posts

Swallowing problem

I had a question I've been to a thyroid specialist and an ears nose throat specialist for a problem that I've been having for 2 years now it all started when I stopped my medicine but I'm on my medication now obviously hi have been having a clicking rubbing sensation in my throat when I swallow when I turn my head to the right forward but not to the left I don't know if this is related to my thyroid or what but they have done scans on me and could not find anything I don't know what the problem is but it's worse when I lay down I don't know if anybody can help me with this but it drives me crazy sometimes people can even hear the clicking sound

8 Replies
oldestnewest

Hi Theresa72 I can identify with the swallowing problem, I have similar but without the clicking sound. I was under an ENT specialist who scanned my thyroid which was enlarged at the time which was lucky for me because I had a previous scan which said nothing was wrong apart from a few enlarged lymph glands! Has your ENT specialist suggested a barium swallow? Mine did and he found nothing wrong so the last resort was an upper endoscopy which showed a stricture in the middle of my oesophagus and damage to the upper part of my food pipe. When do you next see your ENT person?

1 like
Reply

Hello thank you for the info yes they did a barium swallow on me plus a scan of my neck they both came out negative they checked my thyroid gland also was normal I know there is something wrong maybe I should get that upper endoscope is that where they put a camera down your throat? My ENT never made another appointment but I had my thyroid specialist said I should go to a rheumatologist I don't know how that would help

I need to do something cause I can't live like this

I also had two surgeries so I'm wondering if maybe when they put that breathing tube down my throat could possibly be from that

Reply

They did say it first when they did the scan or the ultrasound of my neck that my glands were calcified but now they're saying they wasn't I just don't know what to do

Reply

Hi yes an endoscope is where they put the camera down your throat. I am phobic with those sorts of things but luckily I was given a general anaesthetic. So sorry to hear you are suffering x

Reply

Was anything done about what they found with you

Reply

Yes I was given Lansoprazole because I had severe damage to my osesophagus, I have been told that I shouldn't be taking it because I more than likely have low stomach acid rather than high acid which was what the Lansoprazole was meant for. Both high and low stomach acid give the same symptoms :(

Reply

So theres nothing to be done with you?

Reply

I have had problems with my throat, trouble swallowing, dryness, choking on nothing, voice hoarseness and feelings of something stuck, since beginning of 2014 when I was prescribed methotrexate for suspected inflammatory disease. side effects of drug. Now they tell me I don't have this but Im still left with throat issues. I have seen ent and had 2 endoscopies. first one I was told I had high stomach acid and prescribed lansoprazole which I took but they gave me migraines and nausea so I stopped. second time I was just told my vocal chords are working well? No scan offered or explanation of what is wrong with my throat. I do feel my glands swell in my neck and under my arms regularly and I keep getting vertigo but can't get doctors to listen to my concerns at all.

Reply

You may also like...