Is there any connection between the vagus nerve and chiari symptoms?
I have strange symptoms that no doctor has ever even heard of, including Dr. Google . In my mind it seems like there is the possibility some of these could be vagus nerve related. For instance one symptom - feels like something is lightly squeezing and then popping in my upper esophagus/throat area (painless but annoying). When this happens the end of the pop causes a strong feeling in my throat that makes me feel like I will vomit. The feeling is not coming from my stomach, moreso it is coming from the gag reflex, I think. It’s so hard to explain and so frustrating because doctors look at me like I’m crazy. I have been checked by GI as well as neurologist and they can’t find a reason for this and send me on my way. It happens over and over all day long and is keeping me housebound (after all, who wants to be out in public when you think you will be sick every 10 minutes).
In my searching the closest I am come to is a vagus nerve issue, but really I think I’m grasping at straws, hoping to find a reason for this because no doctor has been able to.
My chiari is borderline, therefore not acknowledged or considered significant or cause for any of my many other problems according to the docs which doesn’t help matters.