I too just started getting a “something stuck way down in my throat” feeling a couple days ago except it’s really more like right in the middle of my chest - and way more burping than usual - even if it’s only 2 swallows of Soylent on an empty stomach.
I’ve been on roughly 100% to 66% (breakfast and lunch) Soylent 1.4 since it first came out (working my way through my surplus). I really like it. I sip it continuously through day from a thermos so I rarely have more than 150 calories at once and I work outside so I’m often fairly active. I use the recommended ratio of Soylent to water. None of the other versions (I’ve had them all) have affected me like this. (Though I have only tasted 1.5, not lived on it.)
I used to have acid reflux before Soylent, when I was eating lots of freezer dinners and Clif bars. That was my diet pre-Soylent. Sometimes I would have an occasional greasy restaurant meal and because I had no self control I would eat too much and the next day would be a burning sensation bubbling up in my throat and general yuck feeling.
So on Friday night (two nights ago) I had a bowl of pasta (delicious, cooked at home) but ate too much and ever since have had this feeling of a lump so low in my throat I’m not even sure it’s considered “throat”, anatomically. And the burping - wow, ridiculous amounts of air somehow is getting in where it’s not supposed to be.
Really going to be upset if I have to go off Soylent
For now I might try my b/f’s 1.5 for a few days and see if that makes any difference. :
*edited to add info on meal, below:
OK further research on my part is pointing to the Friday night meal as the culprit, which had garlic, lemon, cheese, and mint in it, and I had a hard cider to wash it all down. Apparently all those things can trigger acid reflux. I’m going to give it a little more time and see what happens before getting too panicked