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Oesophageal Achalasia and Spasm

Also known as Achalasia, Difficulty Swallowing, Dysphagia

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  • FAILED POEM - OPTIONS???

    Hello all: I had the POEM procedure done on April 15th of this year. For about 6 weeks i was pretty good. Then i thought i was getting acid reflux but it was not acid reflux it turned out it was food fermenting at the bottom of the esophagus. Or at least that is what we think now. I am right back where...

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  • Haven’t eaten food in weeks, tight throat, nausea

    Hey everyone. My symptoms started when I got braces put on earlier this year. I started to have difficulty eating certain foods like spinach, celery, melted cheese, etc. I started avoiding going to restaurants as it would take me forever to chew my food and even then- I feared I would choke on it. ...

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  • Achalasia and Paleo AIP Diet - Any luck?

    I am recently diagnosed with Achalasia and I am still pending test results to tell me what type I have. I have had this for 1 year before finally getting the right diagnosis. In my research, I started wondering if anyone has had any symptom improvement or even remission with an autoimmune diet such...

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  • Dysphagia ....

    Hi guys. I was having swallowing difficulties for 3 months. I have done all the tests in Korea except biopsy endo. These are my symptoms 1) gets full really quick  2) shortness of breathe 3) throat uncomfortable feels like throat muscle is weakened recently sometimes get choked. 4)  food going...

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  • suffer from Achalasia

    I would be really appreciated if any one gives my some helpful tips. Doctores diagnosed  Achalasia (Type 2) by checking my Manometry and Endoscopy tests. I vomit Water every day. It comes out fast and from both my mouth and noise. It happens even I do not drink water or etc which it seems to...

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  • Achalasia

    I've been seeing a gastrointestinologist since October of 2016 still waiting on a recommendation of a surgeon that can perform poem and fix an inverted stomach. In my opinion this is taking way too long I've been living on baby food Boost energy drinks and unable to eat much of anything solid...

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  • Achalasia or Not

    I have had swallowing problems (both solid food and liquids), severe chest pain, throwing up, dilations, etc., over the last year. I have had three dilations in one year, each time when I have been unable to swallow food and liquids for 3-4 weeks. I dropped 30 pounds the first two months this started...

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  • Any advice please

    Hi I have been suffering for nearly a year now started with a chest infection and then a feeling of food being stuck in throat and gullet, regurgitating food and drinks all the time even with anti sickness tablets, lost over 3 stone, had manometry which showed 6 out of 10 swallows ok 4 no good, then...

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  • POEM available in Toronto

    Hello friends, I want to use this thread to connect with other Achalasia patients in Canada and especially to let them know about the availability of POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy) in Toronto. A bit about myself to begin with: I am a 31 yo female who started experiencing swallowing difficulties...

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  • Esophageal spasms wont go away!!!!!!!!!

    I'm glad I found this site as well you all my name is Chiffon I'll be 34 on the 29th. Anyway I was diagnosed officially after a year of terrible nausea and pain in August 2012 with Gastritis and Esophagitis. Up until this year in June I thought it was the gastritis causing the pain. I have been...

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  • Problems swallowing, GP believes it is anxiety but...

    For the last year I have had severe problems swallowing, anything more than soup, porridge or tinned mince and powdered potatoes causes me terrible problems, I have lost 6 stone in this whole year. I have been for endoscopy -clear, barium swallow-clear- and a stomach scan which is also clear. problem...

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  • POEM in the UK

    Hi, I've been suffering from achalasia for the past two years. I have had a hellers myotomy which helped initially but then my symptoms returned. Last week I had a balloon dilatation which unfortunately doesn't seem to have worked.  After reading about POEM, I was wondering...

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  • Heller myotomy for achalasia

    Hi Need some feedback on this. My husband has just had this operation. I know this is very early days and he knows it is a long process on soft foods before having anything solid but even drinking water it seems to go down slowly. I expect this is because everything is sore and swollen and perhaps we...

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  • I haven’t eaten in a month... what to do?

    Hi everyone. It all started when I had to chew my food for a really long time and avoid certain foods. I became uncomfortable going to restaurants because I was afraid I would choke on it the food (things like spinach,celery, melted cheese). This got progressively worse over the course of a couple...

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  • Dysphagia, belching, nausea, weight loss from not eating

    Hey everyone. My symptoms started when I got braces put on earlier this year. I started to have difficulty eating certain foods like spinach, celery, melted cheese, etc. I started avoiding going to restaurants as it would take me forever to chew my food and even then- I feared I would choke on it....

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  • I haven’t been able to eat for a month.. Dysphagia

    Hi everyone. My symptoms started when I got braces put on earlier this year. I started to have difficulty eating certain foods like spinach, celery, melted cheese, etc. I started avoiding going to restaurants as it would take me forever to chew my food and even then- I feared I would choke on it. Fast...

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  • Living with achalasia.

    Hello to all. First let me say to all that I know exactly what you're going through. I don't have this disorder, my son does. I'll try to be as thorough as possible so all questions you might have will be answered. My Son s 19 years old. And after numerous tests and doctors appointments...

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  • Poem Sugery Cost

    Dear Robert, Could you pls let me know the total fee for Poem Procedure by Dr. Haru Inoue in Janpan? I would like to go there for Poem Surgery. However, the cost is really a big problem for me. Thank you so much

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  • Sinus and disorientation

    Hi, anybody know if their is a connection with sinus and feeling disorientated. This could last for a few mins or just a few seconds. My wife suffers from sinus and migraine headaches from time to time and sometimes wakes up not knowing what's going on, where she is and generally being confused....

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  • Poem procedure cost

    I also have achalasia for 4 years. I would like go to Showa University hospital in Japan for Poem procedure. Anyone pls kinldy let me know the total cost of Poem Surgery in Janpan. Thank you so much

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  • Achalasia & Esophagus removal

    I would like to hear from anyone who has had their esophagus removed, and stomach pulled up, for 'Achalasia', only .  I would like to hear your experiences, advice and so forth.

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  • Not fun

    I hope I am doing this right. I was diagnosed with Achalasia about 2 and a half years ago through Barium Swallow and have had a few dilations of my eosphagus. it helps for a wee little bit but this last one I had really didn't do much. I am wanting to get a referral from my doctor down here ( Niagara...

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  • Trouble swallowing!

    Hello all. I am new to this forum. To give a little history, back in 2009 I was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia, GERD and esophagitis. And started having issues swallowing. So I was sent for a esophageal manometry which showed low LES pressure but relaxed with water swallows but also showed out...

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  • Trouble swallowing

    Hello all. I am new to this forum. To give a little history, back in 2009 I was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia, GERD and esophagitis. And started having issues swallowing. So I was sent for a esophageal manometry which showed low LES pressure but relaxed with water swallows but also showed out...

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  • oesophageal spasms

    hi im just 21 and recently diagnosed with the nightmare that is oesophageal spasm. I have been getting sharp pains from a young age and the older i have become the worse they get and longer they last. I have been given nitrolingual spray (usually for angina) from my doctor, however i no there are bad...

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  • POEM and Heller Myotomy?

    I had the HM back 2012 before the POEM was popular, at least where I'm from. I was wondering if anyone knew if you've had the HM, can you have the POEM surgery at a later date to help?  Or are they relatively the same surgery just different procedures?  Just curious since the HM didn't...

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  • Coughing at night disrupting my sleep

    I have a question. I think is becoming so miserable for me to sleep! Many times throughout the night, I wake up chocking, coughing. I take a sip of water to try to sto it, it doesn't help. I keep sipping and eventually end up coughing up all the water I just sipped which makes me have to get up and...

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  • Achalasia/Barrats

    Hi, can anybody tell me as to whether I ought to be able to vomit normally, not regurgitate but, actually vomit if my stomach was upset

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  • Medication

    Can I take Hydroxyzine Pam 25 MG Ca for shortness of breath? I have really bad anxiety and haven't been taking them because of my worries being on them.

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  • Swallowing Difficulty - Desperate

    God this is really getting me down, to point I have been wondering if I am ever going to eat again and I am frightening myself with the thoughts I am having. I just cannot swallow solid foods, it started 4 weeks ago. i was happily eating some chicken and all of a sudden my throat 'closed' and...

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  • Does anyone have relief for chest pain?

    Hey, Everyone. I’m new here and I’m looking for help. I was diagnosed with achalasia very young. I had the Heller Myotomy when I was 12 years old and I’m now 26. My esophagus has since tightened back up and eating is very difficult, but it is nothing compared to the chest pain I get. I’ve been experiencing...

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  • Cost of POEM and Insurance Coverage

    Since my diagnosis and recent acceptance into a clinic that specializes Achalasia in patients who have Lupus SLE like I do,  I’ve been nervously trying to research the cost of POEM and if they are out of my network (or even in mine for that matter) is treatment usually covered? I won’t find out...

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  • Recent Achalasia diagnosis, what am I to expect?

    Hey guys,  Ive just turned 23 and was recently diagnosed with Achalasia after suffering for almost a year with severe reflux and the sensation of food being stuck in my throat. It first started near enough around this time last year when I was drinking a fizzy drink and all of a sudden It felt...

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