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I have a feeling of a lump in my throat on the left side for about a year now. Doctors say there is nothing wrong and offer me no help. They say there's no asthma, tumor, etc.

If i exert my voice too much my throat tightens to a point where it is difficult to get a full breath. I can still perform but it's a huge hindrance having this choking sensation plaguing me... Feels like a walnut stuck in the left side of my throat.

Anyone experienced something like this that can offer me some help?

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For a year?

Well, doctors say there's nothing but you feel something so obviously there's something.

Have you seen a throat specialist?

Since you say singing exacerbates it, have you told doctors this? Also, have you suggested to them that you sing and then they take an x-ray or mri when you're experiencing the choking sensation?

Are you sure you can't get a full breath or do you feel like you can't get a full breath? They're two very different things. If you actually can't get a full breath then something is swelling and you should follow my above suggestion of singing in the doctor's office until you get the sensation and then get the MRI or an exam.

One time I kept complaining to my doctor that I kept getting a choking feeling when I ate Chinese food. He kept brushing me off when I went to get checked out since I was very healthy.

Finally I showed up in his waiting room with an order of Lemon Chicken take out in a styrofoam container and ate it right there. He checked me out when I told him I was having trouble and it turned out I was having an asthma attack and it was traced to me being allergic to the yellow food coloring in the lemon sauce! Never discount anything.

You know your body. If you feel something, there's a problem. Seek help until someone else sees the problem as well.

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Great response, thanks a lot.

Yeah throat specialist said he couldn't find anything.. It's really frustrating that they say i'm fine when obviously i'm not, sometimes "Medical Professionals" aren't so professional...

I haven't tried singing right before a visit but i have been checked out while i was experiencing it heavily..
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I haven't tried singing right before a visit but i have been checked out while i was experiencing it heavily..
And they didn't see anything? They didn't hear anything?

Did they check your breathing capacity? They have a test for that where they give you a giant tube to stick in your mouth to suck and blow through and the computer can draw graphs dictating everything from your lung capacity to your airflow speed. I suffer from lifelong asthma and that test even shows the doctor the amount of scar tissue in my lungs from the asthma attacks!

You should have that tested when you're normal and when you're experiencing it to confirm to the doctors that you're having problems regardless of what they're saying. Some doctors need to see hard proof to acknowledge that you're having a problem. At least the tests would show if you're having an actual problem breathing or if it's just the sensation.

If it's just the sensation and you're not actually experiencing breathing problems, don't discount that there might be nerve damage or that nerve is getting inflamed. It would be small enough to not show up on tests yet an inflamed nerve could feel like a mack truck is on your chest. Think about it - even Sciatica is nothing more than a nerve rubbing up against a bone, yet it cripples people.

Have you experienced any trauma to your throat? Anything hit your throat? Did you swallow something it got lodged? Did it dislodge? Maybe it dislodged and caused damage?

I know I sound over the top but you really can't gloss over even the slightest detail that can give you a solution.

Again, Good luck.

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Yeah my breathing capacity checks out a little lower than average but nothing alarming. I don't really feel normal ever. I think maybe it is more of a sensation of choking that makes me feel like I'm not getting enough air.

I broke a rib in street fight about a year before it started happening but i was told there was no connection.. Occasional acid reflux is the only trauma to my throat i can think of, i have cut out all trigger foods for a little over a month now to no result but i have my fingers crossed that it's the cause.

Your yellow food coloring story has me thinking about doing an allergy elimination diet for a few months to see if it's something I'm eating.

Thanks Frank, your advice means a lot to me. It's a pretty tormenting experience..
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Your yellow food coloring story has me thinking about doing an allergy elimination diet for a few months to see if it's something I'm eating.
Always a good thing. One time I started suffering from really bad arthritis pain in my left pinkie. Very similar to arthritis in that it was a burning sensation and very stiff in the morning but the pain lessened as the day went on but never went away. Anyway, it was really affecting my playing. I started playing octaves in my left hand with my thumb and 4th finger because it hurt so bad to do an octave with my thumb and pinkie. I was depressed because it was affecting my playing, which is my career.

The doctor did an x-ray and said that I had no arthritis in the x-ray but what I was experiencing sounded exactly like it and maybe it was the beginning of it. I was even more depressed.

I was on a gig a little later that week with a sax player who told me her sister has bad arthritis and many doctors believe arthritis is a body's reaction to something, like an allergy and I should go over my diet and eliminate anything new I've started eating.

When I thought about it, turns out that I had recently in the two months prior or so gotten on a Hummus kick and was eating it constantly - almost every day, with something. I cut Hummus out immediately and within 3 days the pain was completely gone and I got full use of my finger back. That was about two years ago and I've never touched hummus again and I've never had problems with my pinkie again. Back to octaves with the thumb and pinkie! Even my doctor was surprised. He even said that there's nothing in hummus to be allergic to - it's just chickpeas - but screw it! If I recovered then don't eat hummus anymore was pretty much his advice.

You'd be amazed in what ways food can affect the body.


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No problem. Having asthma my whole life, I'm very sympathetic to people who say they're having breathing problems. And I also know what it feels like to keep insisting something's wrong and people tell you there's not.

Keep on this with a vengeance and you'll find a solution. Don't think about what you've done to try to find out what it is...think about what you haven't done!

Once more - Good luck!

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I don't know if this has been suggested before, but honey and water is good for the voice and is something I drink all the time for my voice.

A few years ago, I had the same feeling in my throat and it felt like there was something there like a piece of popcorn that was stuck, but it turned out to be anxiety, stress and worry that was causing it for me.

Can you feel a lump in your throat when you gently touch it?
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I had something similar and it turned out to be a food allergy that was causing my throat to react in a strange way when I swallowed Chinese Food with MSG in it.

I would go see an ENT doctor. One year is way too long. GRED can cause all types of problems and having a choking sensation is not something I would find pleasant.

Best of luck. The other people are telling you the strait skinny...
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I went in for a hernia operation last December, had a reaction to the anesthetic and ended up in the ICU for a month. Got a treacheostomy for xmas.

My voice was wrecked by the time I got the tube out, pretty much had to learn singing all over again. It'll be a long time before they get me in there for anything else.

For the first eight months it felt like I had a clamp in my throat when I tried to go above a certain pitch, my throat would just seize up. Finally I got past that and am making progress again. Didn't get it checked out because I have very little trust in most of the medical community.
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Yeah my breathing capacity checks out a little lower than average but nothing alarming. I don't really feel normal ever. I think maybe it is more of a sensation of choking that makes me feel like I'm not getting enough air.

I broke a rib in street fight about a year before it started happening but i was told there was no connection.. Occasional acid reflux is the only trauma to my throat i can think of, i have cut out all trigger foods for a little over a month now to no result but i have my fingers crossed that it's the cause.

Your yellow food coloring story has me thinking about doing an allergy elimination diet for a few months to see if it's something I'm eating.

Thanks Frank, your advice means a lot to me. It's a pretty tormenting experience..
  1. Explain the exact sensation of the "lump", EXACTLY where it is etc
  2. Give more detail on the acid reflux part
  3. Have you had much stress over the last year?
  4. Any other health issues? (no matter how minor)
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Explain the exact sensation of the "lump", EXACTLY where it is etc
It feels like the muscle on the bottom left side of my throat has tightened into a ball about the size of a large walnut. It gets worse if i talk/sing too much or exercise. If i lay with my pillow too high it will feel very tender but if i touch my neck on the outside it doesn't hurt.

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I really only get it when I eat wheat, acidic stuff like oranges, or spicy food. I haven't eaten any of those in about a month and a half.

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Well 2 years ago my father died, i moved to a new city where I don't know anyone, my best friend got life in prison for killing some kid (big surprise to me), and have been working long hours so it could very well be a factor, but the results are definitely physical if it was.

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Any other health issues? (no matter how minor)
I have vertigo and had a stomach ulcer about a year ago that went a way with antibiotics and rantidine.
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Jay.. Do not, I repeat do not take Acid reflux lightly.

A good friends father had repeated acid reflux for years and never did anything about it. He developed throat cancer and passed away.

Not trying to scare you, just find out what is causing it and tackle it.

I have found that sleeping with my head elevated on 2 pillows helps

Btw, stress, grief and sorrow manifest themselves in crazy ways..

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I also have this 'lump in throat' feeling for years now. It's annoying, and it feels like choking. Usually, when I go to sleep early for about a couple of days, make sure I get enough rest for 8 hours a night, drink enough water, eat 2 pieces of fruit a day, the choking feeling disappears completely.
However, making short hours again for the same couple of days brings that lump back.
So get as much sleep as you can get and eat and drink consistent throughout the day.
It's pretty basic, but it works, especially when you're not in your 20's anymore, LOL!
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Thanks a lot for the help and advice everyone, truly appreciated. We do a lot of bickering on GS but we can be kind hearted too

It's been worse this past week, possibly because the weather is hot and dry i don't really know.

Either way i started a diet of rice and veggies today, going to keep it up for a month at least and see if it has any effect.
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It feels like the muscle on the bottom left side of my throat has tightened into a ball about the size of a large walnut. It gets worse if i talk/sing too much or exercise. If i lay with my pillow too high it will feel very tender but if i touch my neck on the outside it doesn't hurt.


I really only get it when I eat wheat, acidic stuff like oranges, or spicy food. I haven't eaten any of those in about a month and a half.


Well 2 years ago my father died, i moved to a new city where I don't know anyone, my best friend got life in prison for killing some kid (big surprise to me), and have been working long hours so it could very well be a factor, but the results are definitely physical if it was.


I have vertigo and had a stomach ulcer about a year ago that went a way with antibiotics and rantidine.
A few more questions: (I'm trying to get the full picture here before I offer any advice!)

Have you had any of the symptoms below:

stomach bloating, joint pain, migraines, neck pain, difficulty concentrating, sinus problems, breathing problems.

Any other chronic symptoms?

Do you typically eat ANY processed food? (this means literally anything that is not straight out of the ground or from an animal)

If so, what kinds of things and how much of your diet does processed food typically make up?

Do you have any structural issues of any kind? (ie anything anywhere that's skeletal)

Do you ever have a burning sensation in your throat?

Do you ever have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Any known allergies?

Have you had any dental work done in the last couple of years?

Do you have TMJ?

Do you drink alcohol?

Do you drink caffeine?
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My stomach would bloat when i ate wheat so I stopped eating it, my face is still swolen sometimes though.

No structural issues that i know of.

Synthetic Creatine and Grass allergies are the only allergies i am aware of. I am beginning to suspect eggs or dairy might be a problem though, I haven't eaten meat in over 10 years.

The only processed food i have been eating would be cheese. I recently quit sugar but before that i would eat candy bars and cookies.

Yes sometimes I have a metallic taste in my mouth, usually after not eating for a while.

When i wake up i will often have a burning sensation on the bottom left side of my throat.

I had some TMJ pains and a tight jaw about a year ago but they went away.

No dental work besides teeth cleaning in a long time.

I drink about once every two weeks, sometimes once a week.

I don't drink caffeine of any kind.

Very interested in what you come up with. Thanks!
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I think there's a labyrinthine connection between all your symptoms.

First off you are not allergic to wheat. You are allergic to gluten. This means wheat, barley and rye are or should be completely out for you. You can eat oats but only if they are certified gluten-free. You could get a gluten test but they are not very reliable and often return a wrong result. The tests are kind of pointless anyway as the only way to truly confirm a gluten allergy is to cut out the offenders and see if the symptoms go away. It's also the only "cure". You would be amazed at the number of foods that have gluten. Nearly anything baked, any kind of pasta, many foods in tins, cereals, many candies and chocolates, beer, whiskey etc.

Either way, your dairy problem is a direct result of your gluten problem (your villi in your small intestine have become blunted from gluten and no longer process dairy). This will likely fix itself over a period of maybe six months to a year as long as you stay completely gluten free.

The ulcer you had was also caused by your gluten problem (and of course stress too!). For the future, raw cabbage juice is clinically proven the most effective anti-ulcer agent known to man. If you ever have this issue again you don't need antibiotics! It's absolutely gross but it works quicker than anything and NO side-effects!

Your GERD (acid reflux) was also likely a result of your gluten problem which causes all sorts of peptic diseases.

Your vertigo was also as a result of your gluten problem (probably from your vagus nerve being screwed around with) and probably coupled with stress too. You should try and keep salt down in your diet btw!

You suffer from LPR, a form of acid reflux sometimes called silent reflux (silent because you don't know you have it). Your ENT obviously missed this somehow (not uncommon!). This is a distinct disease from regular reflux. You don't get heartburn or anything like that with LPR. Acid or acid vapors are making their way up to your throat, mostly while you lie asleep at night. The lining of your esophagus is equipped to handle hydrochloric acid and does so every day. Your throat is not. So you are having the equivalent of chemical burns in your throat at night!! It's highly probable that this problem has somehow been triggered by your vagus nerve which has been affected by your gluten problem. It's highly likely that the vagal upset means the function of your LES (lower esophageal sphincter) has been compromised and it is no longer doing its job (closing properly!) and allowing acid to make its way up. Certain trigger foods can make this RADICALLY worse by causing the sphincter to relax. Chocolate is one of the worst things you can eat. Any kind of NSAID is a total total no-no. NSAIDS can completely mess up your LES function permanently without any other factors going on so they really are the devil.

If you have a hiatal hernia of any description it will only make LPR worse and you should get it taken care of. (Answer this Question: Do you have problems taking a deep breath "down into your stomach" i.e. with your diaphragm?)


Combatting LPR:
Seabands (acupressure wrist bands that place pressure on your P6 point) are clinically proven to reduce transient relaxations of the LES by 40%. (i.e. they make your LES work again.)
Raise the head of your bed by at least 4-6 inches. Sleep on a wedge pillow.
NO CHOCOLATE! NO NSAIDS! Identify any trigger foods and remove them from diet. (I doubt a heavy rice diet is a good idea for example).
No food or drink at least 3 hours before bedtime.
Yoga
Walking
Relaxing
NO GLUTEN AT ALL!!

Now here's the screwy thing: You have probably been undernourished your entire life. Gluten intolerant people who are constantly intaking gluten have a compromised absorption of food. This is probably even more true seeing as you are vegeterian. An undernourished body cannot heal itself. I heavily recommend that you take to a juicing schedule of mostly vegetables (but some fruit) and only organic (non-GMO/non pesticide) to give your body the full complement of nutrients it needs to heal itself properly. BEFORE you embark on juicing as a way of life I heavily recommend you have an extensive food allergy test so that you can avoid any allergy trigger foods in your juice!! (and you can ignore the gluten test if it comes back negative as it's wrong!) ;-)

One more question: Do you play an instrument? If so what and how much?

Okay that was two more!
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Very detailed, thanks so much for taking the time to respond with such depth!

I only play piano for a few hours a day, and yes i do have a hard time getting a full breath in my left lung.

My throat problem kind of seems like anaphylaxis to me, any thoughts on that in relation to what you said?
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Very detailed, thanks so much for taking the time to respond with such depth!

I only play piano for a few hours a day, and yes i do have a hard time getting a full breath in my left lung.

My throat problem kind of seems like anaphylaxis to me, any thoughts on that in relation to what you said?
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Very detailed, thanks so much for taking the time to respond with such depth!

I only play piano for a few hours a day, and yes i do have a hard time getting a full breath in my left lung.

My throat problem kind of seems like anaphylaxis to me, any thoughts on that in relation to what you said?
There's a lot in there. You might want to go over it again a few times!

"A few hours a day" of any repetitive motion can be enough to seriously mess with your health, especially if you are already compromised by other factors such as LPR, low nutrient intake or ongoing allergy! If you have any amount of discordance in your piano technique it could be seriously feeding the problem you are having in your throat especially if you are singing at the same time.

You should ask yourself this:
When you sit down to the piano are you as unstressed as when you are sitting on your couch watching tv? (You should be)
When you lift your hands to playing position are you stressed anywhere in your body? (You shouldn't be)
When you sing as you ply does that bring in new tension that wasn't there prior? If so is that tension there when you sing without playing?

Your initial response to this (especially if you are a long time player) could be "NO TENSION! NO NOTHING!" And you could be entirely wrong. Tension/Stress while playing can be very nuanced and difficult to recognize even for an experienced player. It takes a lot of thought and stepping back and skill to answer these questions correctly. And aside from playing tension, recognizing vocal tension requires a HUGE amount of knowledge. If you have any doubts at all about answering this, a piano/music/vocal pedagogist may help.

If you find you are clavicular breathing a lot you are probably stressed and if you have trouble taking a deep diaphragmatic breath you are likely to have a hiatal hernia (roughly half of all Americans have one and it causes all sorts of health problems that are misattributed to other things!) If you suspect you do, have one you should do a LOT of research, find the best chiro you can who deals with them (not all do) and get it taken care of. Two or three visits should fix it for the most part although you may need to get it checked every now and again.

As you are probably gathering by now, problems like yours are rarely ONE thing but usually a confluence of factors snowballing that can be hard to pin down, which is why for scenarios like this, doctors can be very hit or miss.

I would bet dollars to donuts that LPR is at play here but the fact that you mention anaphylaxis and the fact that you have moved also makes me wonder if you've had your new home/work place checked for allergens of any kind (molds and such).

Also if you are a singer and you have been singing through/around this problem all this time, you most likely will need to see a voice therapist to help "reset" your use of your instrument once you have regained your health. (Stupid muscle memory!) In that case try and find one who's also a singer.

Sorry for typing so much. This is not straightforward but I know a lot of people (all musicians) who've been through this, including myself (I had every single symptom you have and more) and everything I've outlined in my posts was involved in the solution for the cases I've known. Stress/grief was also a major factor in every case I've seen and really is something you need to deal with too but that's outside my sphere here advice-wise. I'm really sorry you're going through this.
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Thanks to everyone that offered some advice, truly appreciated. It seems I've finally made some progress!!

I hope someone suffering from this sees this thread because It's a miserable thing to go through, especially for a performer. I have seen dramatic improvements since removing both wheat and dairy from my diet. Wheat is definitely an issue for me, but dairy being a major cause was a surprise to me.

I guess some of us just aren't built for the American diet of extreme variety. I will miss pizza and Chinese takeout dearly though..
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Thanks to everyone that offered some advice, truly appreciated. It seems I've finally made some progress!!
Awesome to hear! Now on top of that, you should keep a food diary just to make it easier to keep track of changes and how they affect you just in case something comes back you can track what you changed.

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I hope someone suffering from this sees this thread because It's a miserable thing to go through, especially for a performer. I have seen dramatic improvements since removing both wheat and dairy from my diet. Wheat is definitely an issue for me, but dairy being a major cause was a surprise to me.
Hey, I was amazed that hummus gave me arthritis pain, but like I said, the way food affects the body can be mystifying!

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I hear you man. I never realized how much variety was here until I had a friend from Japan crash here for two weeks a year ago. It was her first trip to America and most of her two weeks consisted of eating a different cuisine every single day. South American, Greek, Italian, even Pastrami sandwiches! She was blown away and is planning another trip back just to spend another two weeks eating!

Keep searching though, you'll probably find some new stuff to eat that fits your new diet that you never thought of!

Congrats on your progress. Now stop getting into street fights.

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