Since then I've learned:
- I hate being sick.
- I eat a lot when I'm sick/bored.
- I also have saved money by not seeing the light of day.
- Except for buying this and this on amazon.
- I think it may have been a combo of flu and upper respiratory infection.
- I also hate shots.
For the past year or so, I feel like I've had something (food) stuck in the back of my throat. Last year, when I saw the Dr. she said it was probably an allergy. I took the medicine (something like Zyrtec or something) and it got better. Since then, off and on, I have had the same feeling flare up. I know this is gross-sorry-but every now and then, when I sneeze, sometimes little pieces of food comes out, so I know it's not just an irritation in my throat.
Also-super random-but relevant-my friend's dad actually had surgery on his esophagus because he had something similar going on in there.
While at the doctor on Tuesday, I told her about it again (along with some other problems I've been having) and she said it might be a bit of acid reflux. Even though I don't have frequent heartburn or anything, she recommended I take Prilosec-OTC.
Have any of you taken Prilosec? (Probably not for the same reason I'd take it but still...)
Back to the research-
So I googled "food stuck in throat" and of course the typical-do the Heimlich comes up. I'm not choking, I just know somethings not going all the way down. Home remedies also come up-gargle with salt water, drink hot tea, leave it alone-your saliva will break it down eventually (which is probably what's happened in the past), but still some comments and message boards with people suffering with the same thing is a little comforting.
This is probably the most random blog post ever. And if any of you have made it down here, congratulations. I am going to blame the random on the medicines.
So yea-that's what I've learned and been up to. Jealous? Don't lie.