Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    any ideas?
    An_198113 posted:
    I have had an annoying cough for over 2 years now. it originates about the mid sternum and throat area. it's a pressure type feeling that gives me the urge to cough. I have a history or oral thrush, elevated calcium levels, anemia, pericardial effusion, MVR/TVR, and raynauds. I've had a bronchoscopy that showed nothing and most recently an endoscopy that showed "multiple irregular frangments of tan tissue".in my esophagus. But according to the doctor everything with the endo was normal. I didn't think something stating "irregular" was normal, but what do I know. I have a constant feeling of "something" in my throat. I'm at wits end of being told everything is normal when I know I don't feel "normal". I've lost weight, my hair is thinning out, i'm fatigued, and frustrated. I see an endocrinologist in a few weeks to rule out a parathyroid issue due to the calcium levels and other symptoms i've been experiencing. not sure where else to go. i've also had a more recent history of nausea with occasional vomiting! My tolerance to alcohol is horrible...even one drink anymore will make me so sick the next day. I do at times get low grade fevers that come out of nowhere and even had one that got up to 102.6, lasted for about 4 1/2 ours and then went away and I was fine. there's a lymph node on the right side of my next that tends to stay enlarged as well.
    Any input or info. would be greatly appreciated. I just want to feel like myself again.
    CalGal37 responded:
    I'm wondering about those 'tan tissue fragments.' Barrett's esophagus is often described as 'salmon' colored. You might want to get a written copy of that endoscopy report - doc's notes and the biopsy - and read them yourself. I hate to say it, but you'd be surprised at how many things are not relayed to a patient.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Hi! I'm a 24 year old female with Interstitial Cystitis, for which I have an InterStim Unit. I was diagnosed in November of 2008 after having 3 su...More

    Helpful Tips

    Try Natural options
    Gaviscon really helps me when I am desperate. Tablets, not the mint-flavored liquid! Also, try DGL Tablets and Slippery Elm capsules. It ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 4 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.