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I'm afraid to even ask my doctor in fear he'll just think I'm making it up...but I starting getting this really strange feeling in my lower throat/upper lungs (not exactly sure) but it's a random sharp pain every once in a while...almost like when you swallow something to big. Its not my throat itself...maybe the muscle.

Just curious if anyone has had anything or heard of anything like this. It's been going on for a couple weeks now. Doesn't really get worse or better.

Sorry if this is a stupid question

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Not a stupid question. There are tests to evaluate your muscle function. If this is continuing and it's only in your esophagus, there's such a thing as an esophageal muscle spasm (along with other functional problems) that you could be experiencing. It sounds like it's worth an evaluation.

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I ask so many questions on here about seemingly bizarre questions and no one thinks they are stupid. Feel safe to ask anything--these people have seen it all/heard it all/experienced it all! And someone answers with kindness!

That said...I HAVE had this same sensation. As if I have swallowed a giant pill and it hurts like heck!? One day, just drinking WATER did it. It really hurt, but then it passed. I do not know what causes it, sorry.

I had it for a long time. Months. Then, one day, it stopped. I am not sure if it is because I am healing and the inflammation--which is in my GI tract from my throat to my well,you know.. <_< --is subsiding.

I agree with Emilushka. Might be worth asking your doctor if it continues to give you grief.

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I'm afraid to even ask my doctor in fear he'll just think I'm making it up...but I starting getting this really strange feeling in my lower throat/upper lungs (not exactly sure) but it's a random sharp pain every once in a while...almost like when you swallow something to big. Its not my throat itself...maybe the muscle.

Just curious if anyone has had anything or heard of anything like this. It's been going on for a couple weeks now. Doesn't really get worse or better.

Sorry if this is a stupid question

i had something similar months ago- while at work- it scared the bejesus out of me- then it seemed to migrate to my upper right rectus abdominus (upper right stomach muscle in an 8 pack)-> where i had severe muscle spasms- so bad i was asking my manager if i could leave- and i was the tears were just dripping like crazy... i went to a walk in clinic- the osteopath felt around- bottom line- i got muscle relaxers- and found some relief.

still didnt know what the pain in my throat/esophagus region was...then i started googling at home- and really scared myself with all the aortic aneurisms... pain starting in the throat- going to the stomach

BUT- i was fine obviously....

also scaring myself - with all my reflux issues- and smoking- i thought about barrets esophagus, etc...

anyways- a few weeks later i was dx with Hypothyroid.. then Hashimoto's... then also Grave's... so, now im wondering if the pain was coming from my thyroid...??

also found out im vit. D deficient... then i was reading about Hyperparathyroidism which can also lead to muscle spasms..???????

sorry for all the thinking outloud- but maybe you're having something similar??? maybe you should have your thyroid checked- a panel, and also maybe the doc checking for swelling ??

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I ask so many questions on here about seemingly bizarre questions and no one thinks they are stupid. Feel safe to ask anything--these people have seen it all/heard it all/experienced it all! And someone answers with kindness!

That said...I HAVE had this same sensation. As if I have swallowed a giant pill and it hurts like heck!? One day, just drinking WATER did it. It really hurt, but then it passed. I do not know what causes it, sorry.

I had it for a long time. Months. Then, one day, it stopped. I am not sure if it is because I am healing and the inflammation--which is in my GI tract from my throat to my well,you know.. <_< --is subsiding.

I agree with Emilushka. Might be worth asking your doctor if it continues to give you grief.

um- sorry to go on and on about the thyroid- but you mentioned the pill getting stuck-> have u and i already discussed if youve had a thyroid panel????

hope im not annoying anyone- but im learning so so much about it these days with my dx... and kinda frustrated that i AT LEAST had it for the last 7 years- but never knew all these symptoms <_< i wish i had. i only thought it involved being cold and overweight... if only i could have known and not suffered <_<

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Thanks guys.

I have had my thyroid checked and recently a full physical...

It's just very weird. Doesn't exactly feel like a muscle, but it definitely isn't like a soar throat. And it's just a quick shooting pain...happens randomly throughout the day, usually after I swallow.

My doctor has just been very sympathetic with me so far (even after months of no results) and I dont want to throw random symptoms at him and have him start to not take me seriously...maybe a stupid fear to have.

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Thanks guys.

I have had my thyroid checked and recently a full physical...

It's just very weird. Doesn't exactly feel like a muscle, but it definitely isn't like a soar throat. And it's just a quick shooting pain...happens randomly throughout the day, usually after I swallow.

My doctor has just been very sympathetic with me so far (even after months of no results) and I dont want to throw random symptoms at him and have him start to not take me seriously...maybe a stupid fear to have.

if you're gluten intolerant, or celiac: have you had a history of reflux? or silent reflux? when was your last endoscopy?? if its been a while- it might be a good idea to scope and check everything..?? and maybe get your vitamin levels checked too...

hope you get it all figured out :)

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um- sorry to go on and on about the thyroid- but you mentioned the pill getting stuck-> have u and i already discussed if youve had a thyroid panel????

hope im not annoying anyone- but im learning so so much about it these days with my dx... and kinda frustrated that i AT LEAST had it for the last 7 years- but never knew all these symptoms <_< i wish i had. i only thought it involved being cold and overweight... if only i could have known and not suffered <_<

cass---Thyroid is a good idea, but I had mine checked repeatedly. No nodules, low antibodies. TSH good. Thanks for the thought!! G.

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Im not diagnosed with celiac or gluten intolerance...but bloodwork came back negative last week, moving forward with a GI (hopefully) this week...then either way Im going to go on the diet. I am praying I have at least gluten intolerance (to explain all my other symptoms) and was just curious if this could be part of that...

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Hmmm...not sure if that's what it is.

I'm thinking maybe a symptom from being stressed about all the other symptoms...I think I'll bring it up to my doctor tomorrow

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