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Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« on: May 04, 2014, 09:04:15 PM »
For the last month I've had a lump in my throat (globus) sensation and not much appetite.  I've seen my doctor about this and he thinks it's just GERD.  Has anybody else who's had this ever had it mess with their appetite. 

Additionally I think my doctor has labeled me a hypochondriac and doesn't take me seriously.
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Re: Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 10:48:24 PM »
Indirectly, I suppose. When mine was bad I didn't want to eat just because it was uncomfortable. Sometimes I wouldn't be hungry at all at a time of day where I'd be starving normally. I think it's a a combination of the globus making you not want to eat (maybe subconsciously?) and the anxiety affecting your appetite.
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Re: Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 08:41:30 AM »
It could easily be GERD as your doctor suggested, or as API has suggested above, it could just as easily be the anxiety affecting your appetite.  If you can, try to work past this and not give it so much attention.  I feel the more attention you give it, the more it will bother you.  I think we all focus on things that we feel are a little "off" and then it snowballs from there.  You mentioned your doctor feels it's GERD.....did he have any suggestions for you to help with some of the symptoms of GERD? 
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Re: Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 03:03:48 PM »
My doctor told me to keep taking the Prilosec that I had been taking.

I didn't tell the whole story here either.  My doctor only talked to me when I saw him last and brought up the globus feeling; no examination of any kind.  I felt a little blown off.  A few days later I felt a lump in my neck which the nurse practitioner at my urologist thinks is a thyroid nodule.  I'm getting that evaluated later this week.  Google (which I need to lay off of) tells me that thyroid nodules can cause globus sensation.  Thyroid problems can also affect your gut, but the urologist did blood work for me and my thyroid levels are normal.

In general, the appetite thing may very well be related to anxiety.  It started after I ended up in the ER for my first kidney stone a month ago. 


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Re: Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 05:51:12 PM »
Yes, globus can get so bad that it affects your appetite. Globus itself is a sign of internal anxiety, even if you don't feel particularly more anxious than usual. Anxiety can affect your appetite so it might be that your loss of appetite and the globus are related in that way. My globus makes me nauseous when its really bad. Its really terrible. I hope you feel better.
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Re: Globus sensation affecting appetite?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 06:19:07 PM »
Thank you all for your responses, it's good to know when other people have experienced the same thing.
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