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Hey, so I have been diagnosed a year now this aug, this part month i have had swelling in my throat, I thought I had scratched it trying to get a popcorn kernel out (also very bad choice) but it just got worse.  Every time I eat it feels like it's swelling till I can barely breath. It's been a few days now where I have basically had water or a snack here or there some soup or very soft fruit.  I went to clinic, hospital then finally family dr who sent me for an ultrasound since she thinks it is a cyst or nodule on my thyroid. She also gave me meds for silent reflux but they havnt dont anything, can barely get them down.   Has anyone else has this?? Help please. 

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3 hours ago, Alexacourtney01 said:

Hey, so I have been diagnosed a year now this aug, this part month i have had swelling in my throat, I thought I had scratched it trying to get a popcorn kernel out (also very bad choice) but it just got worse.  Every time I eat it feels like it's swelling till I can barely breath. It's been a few days now where I have basically had water or a snack here or there some soup or very soft fruit.  I went to clinic, hospital then finally family dr who sent me for an ultrasound since she thinks it is a cyst or nodule on my thyroid. She also gave me meds for silent reflux but they havnt dont anything, can barely get them down.   Has anyone else has this?? Help please. 

I am sorry that you are not well.  I am not a doctor, but many members have been diagnosed with EOE?  Has this been ruled out?  

http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/related-conditions/eosinophilic-esophagitis

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Went to the dr and the ultra sound came back negative, so since the popcorn swelling I guess I created subconsciously that I can't eat without it swelling and have massive panic attacks when doing so.  So, I have to try and over come that and build up eating confidence again, and know that it isn't going to swell closed even tho that's how it feels. If it doesn't go away I'll have to seek a specialist because it doesn't look like anything ?  So now I feel crazy lol. 

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Hello, 

Was the popcorn contaminated with gluten, maybe a flavoring?  Corn has "stuff" in it that may trigger a reaction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24152750

Corn is also high in Sulfites which can cause problems for some people if they developed a sensitivity or have asthma.

It's not all in your head. You're body is trying to tell you something....just have to figure out what it's saying.  

Hope this helps.

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Hey, there was a popcorn shell stuck in my throat so it was swollen for about 2 weeks. But as per the tests they came back normal I don't know what my body is telling me but. Wish I knew because it's making me mental and I'm starving. 

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23 hours ago, Alexacourtney01 said:

Hey, there was a popcorn shell stuck in my throat so it was swollen for about 2 weeks. But as per the tests they came back normal I don't know what my body is telling me but. Wish I knew because it's making me mental and I'm starving. 

I have EOE and I was recently put on an inhaled steroid that I swallowed rather than breathed in.  I felt like it helped quite a bit.  Have you been tested for eosinaphalic esophagitis otherwise known as allergy esophagitis?

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About 6 weeks ago, I started to have new symptoms after being gluten-free for 11 months.  I had sore throat, trouble swallowing, chest pain radiating to my back, and the sensation of my food as it went down my esophagus.  I started taking meds for reflux (omeprazole) and it took 4 weeks of taking it daily for the symptoms to subside.  I cut out coffee, alcohol, spicy foods and eating or drinking anything within 2-3 hours of laying down. 

I got in to see my GI and he thinks i have EoE. Scope is scheduled for later this summer (after I stop the omeprazole). 

Good luck figuring it out!

 

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