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Question: Throat tightness

 sojoedeck - Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:55 pm

:?: I am a 38 yr old women... When I lie down at night I get this constant tightness or choking sensation in the back of my throat. I find it difficult to breath at times. There are times when I feel I need to drink water because my throat feels dry, but that does not help. This sensation wakes me up too. I do not have this feeling during the day, or when I'm sitting. I occationally will have a horsness to my voice, or when I'm tired my voice feels weak. There have been a few times where while eating I experience a choking feeling and need to repeatdly swallow my food. That symptom has subsided, haven't had it in over a year. I just have the throat thing going on. Please help if you can.
 Nurse4you - Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:20 pm

Dear sojoedeck-
Your symptoms sound consistent with esophageal stricture, narrowing of the esophagus. There are other things it could be as well. Do you have a history of smoking? Asthma? Reflux or heartburn?
I recommend that yoo be seen by your physician for further analysis.

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