Hi, I have Achalasia, i have had it for about 8 years, i...

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Hi, I have Achalasia, i have had it for about 8 years, it took them 4 year to find out what was wrong with me , i went down to 6 half stone then, but now i am up to my weight. Does anyone have very bad pains in there chest and it goes into there back ? i do they start in my neck then goes down. then i have to drink a very hot drink to stop this pain, which this works, the pain can last from ten min up to 3o mins, They have said i need the surgury. Does anyone else have this. Thank-you.

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    Yes, I do have this random chest pain, on top of my Achalasia symptoms. Mine starts below my rib cage and slowly rises to the back of my throat. It is extremely painful and feels like a cramp. Nobody has been able to figure out why Achalasia sufferers get this pain. I have noticed however that staying off of coffee has really slowed down the frequency of the pain.

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    I suffered with severe chest pain for several years prior to being diagnised with achalasia which my doctor put me on nexium for which did help. Ialso stopped having caffine which helped significantley and tryed not to have a hot drink or meal after 8pm. Intresting since my achalasia has got worse the pain has gone


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    I also suffer from chest pains although they attacks are fairly infrequent, however the pains can be very severe and seem to come from the centre of my chest and if the pains are really bad I also get tingling and numbness in my right arm. I also find that attempting to eat or drink anything only makes the symptoms worse.


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    I too get this pain, I have found only in the last couple of months that soya milk helps and is easy to swallow, and cows milk is too thick and hard to digest, try soya, it is high in vitamin B12, which i also take as this is good for nerve damage. I wish you well and keep in contact. Patrick (****)

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