Had endoscopy and everything seemed fine but I feel something is wrong!!

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Hey everyone so had my endoscopy last week and turns out everything in esophagus of mine is fine and I can return to eating solids and so I did and it seems like it did get easier. For example eating cereal and or also one of my favorite drinking milk mixed with nesquik and bread is easier like way easier. But now eating solids I can but not as much, I feel like if I swallow I’m gonna choke can someone tell me why.. my anxiety or I feel like it could be my nerves in esophagus someone plz help!!?? Thanks 

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    Well all I can say is I had an endoscopy and they didn't see anything weird except gastritis. My achalasia was in the beginning stages so nothing showed up. Years later the barium swallow test and manometry (swallowing test) is what showed my muscle problems. I would say be your own advocate. I thought I was going crazy for years. Turns out I was right all along. I really couldn't swallow. But it does take the right test to show it. Don't wait years like I did trying different diets. Lol.

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    When eating solids, just make sure to chew foods extremely well before swallowing! I have to chew my food till it’s liquified, before swallowing! Also relax!! Follow every other bite with water! I forget sometimes and pay for it, when I drink water! It hurts so much! 
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    there are a number of issues that can affect motility, the process of the food going through the oesophagus into the stomach.  With achalasia, the nerve endings controlling the muscles are affected.   There is an explanation in 'A Patient's Guide to Achalasia' that you can download from the website of the Oesophageal Patients Association under 'The Oesophagus'.   Tension and anxiety can make the condition worse, so it is always good to try and relax around food, but that is easier said than done.   The texture of food can be very important.   Do not forget that the problem my be around your diaphragm area and it takes food a little while to arrive there.

    After an endoscopy, the two tests that would be relevant are a barium swallow test;  and manometry, that measures the pressure exerted by the muscles at varying stage down your oesophagus.

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      No, not really.   Some people think it might be caused by some form of virus like the varicella zoster virus (linked with chicken pox and shingles), measles, a possible genetic predisposition in some cases, links with other motility problems, or some form of auto-immune process.
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      Oh ok I really don’t think I have that though. It may be anxiety rolleyes
  • Posted

    Yo my endoscopy came out fine 5 times. 

    You might have a motility problem so chew you food until it liquifies with your saliva. Try it 

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      Yes but was not consistent motility problems i had two tests and came out differently. So I am checking in my self with neuromusclular do ctors

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