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In November I was diagnosed with tonsillitis and had the normal symptoms, this lasted about 10 days but cleared up. Not long after I was having a fizzy drink using a straw and this felt like it was stuck in my throat and I could not swallow it. At the time I didn't think much of it but then it started to happen often when I had a drink.
In December I was eating a hot dog and it felt like this became stuck in my throat and I started to choke and vomited. I became concerned after this because I was now choking on food and fluids. Again this began to occur frequently ( at least once a week) and I started to cut things out my diet like fizzy drinks, bread and foods that were harder to swallow. It got to the point where I was sitting eating meals but making sure I had access to a toilet/sink or bin in case it started to choke and vomited.
I went to my GP and was referred to ENT in March they did a rigid camera down my throat. The specialist said I had a lot of reflux and prescribed omeprazole and gaviscon. The symptoms did not change initially but after a few weeks I had more symptoms like hiccups every time I ate. By April I had cut my diet down to soup, water and soft foods and I would not eat a meal in front of anyone in case I struggled to swallow my food and vomited. By now I was swallowing food and feeling like I needed a drink but the water would not go down and then I would be sick. My GP prescribed erythromycin and said the side effects would help the waves in my throat push food and fluids down. After taking these for two week I began to struggle with food and water at each meal so I stopped the tablets. It in now 6 month since this started and I am getting no better, I am losing weight and feel miserable. Meal times feel like a chore and I do not want to eat or drink. My ENT specialist said he treated me for GERD but the treatment has not worked. He has referred me to gastro, a swallowing specialist and for a barium x ray.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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