Help please

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I have had achalasia for at least 10 years now, but I am careful what I try to eat. sometimes things get stuck, but I have always eventually got them down usually with cold water and fizzy drinks. i have had something stuck now since yesterday and its starting to hurt, has anyone any tips for moving stubborn food down? Please help!

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    Thanks for the great and helpful list.

    One thing I would suggest is that it is worth asking your pharmacist whether medication can be supplied in liquid form, or in a form where it can be absorbed into the body by putting a pill under the tongue. The answer may be different for different prescriptions, but for pills that are designed to break down within a limited time when they should have reached the stomach, the effects can be very negative if the pill is still stuck within the oesophagus. This is because of the strong chemical, potentially, acting on the delicate lining of the oesophagus; and the effectiveness of the pill being absorbed into the digestive system if it is not acting in the stomach itself.

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