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Really bad acid reflux all of a sudden/inflamed esophagus???

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Notcontent Tue 23-Apr-19 19:50:04

I have a history of acid reflux but it hasn’t really bothered me recently and in the past was checked out by specialist and no serious issues identified. I am mid 40s and in very good health.

But since this morning I have suddenly had really had acid reflux. I feel it was triggered this morning when I swallowed a tablet without any water and it felt like it got lodged in my throat. I then had this really sharp burning pain in my throat and while it has got better, it’s still there and it feels like I have something stick in my throat and acid reflux. I expect it’s just a minor inflammation of my esophagus triggered by the tablet or some Chinese food I had last night. But a part of me is imagining cancer!!!

Please reassure me!!

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Tinyteatime Tue 23-Apr-19 19:54:20

It’s the tablet. It wasn’t sertreline by any chance? My dh had horrendous burning in his oesophagus after swallowing these without water and was in agony for hours. Then discovered his colleague had don’t the same. I’ve read about it on my too. They should really warn you on the packets not to swallow without lots of water!

Notcontent Tue 23-Apr-19 19:57:19

It was Prozac!

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rosie39forever Tue 23-Apr-19 19:57:25

Hi since you've only had symptoms since this morning I wouldn't worry too much, most people suffer from occasional acid reflux, I would try some gaviscon advance as it will coat your oesophagus and create a raft on the top of your stomach to prevent the acid from rising. However if you have symptoms for more than 2 weeks then you should probably see your GP as reflux for a prolonged period can be damaging.

Notcontent Tue 23-Apr-19 20:03:04

Ok, have been googling and it sounds like it probably was the tablet! I will not be doing that again...

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cherrytree63 Thu 25-Apr-19 09:24:02

I had the same with Fluoxetine when I didn't drink enough water. Wasn't too bad until I ran for my train and felt like I'd drank some acid!
Was fine by the evening.

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