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Hello I first posted on here two years ago and I wanted to give an update. I had been having food stick occasionally for years but i had always managed to move the food until 2 years ago when i was eating popcorn, it stuck, and my throat problems began. At first I could only eat blended food or smoothies etc. i started having acupuncture and taking iron supplements (as during tests it was found my ferritin level was 4 which is very low) I then was able to eat a bit better- soft foods like lasagne cottage pie etc. But i always had pain in my throat , i called it a dull ache. and any dry or hard food are impossible for me to it. i had barium swallow, endoscopy, Videofluoroscopy, mri scan on neck , and a manometry . The oesophageal manometry revealed i had very high pressure in my throat of 189mm which is well above the normal limit of 104mm Apparently this means my muscles were very tight. It also showed i had no acid reflux (which was one of the first diagnosis i received some months before and was put on tablets which obviously had no effect.) They suggested a pharyngeal dilation which i had done in April last year . I had it done and did not experience any difference. The dr was very mystified by this and said i should have had some relief. I said surely if my neck my that tight stretching it for 10 seconds with a balloon and then removing balloon, it could have gone immediately back to how it was before. But as dr seem to think they know your body better than you , he didn't agree, I have been offered amitriptyline for the constant pain i am in but i haven't taken it because of side effects. I also have a constant pain at the very top of my spine, in the bony bit of my neck. I m eating better then two years ago but only certain types of food and its never easy. I have lost faith a bit in the Drs and havent been back since and have tried to manage with how I am. But it is very difficult as i feel I always have to plan my eating in advance if i am going out or explain to people what the situation is. I dont think have typical globus as most people with that seem to experience relief when eating and can eat noramlly but i don't.
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