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Hello everyone!! I am a 65 year-old recently retired children's librarian. I have been sick since January. At first the doctor thought it was acid reflux but no medication worked. Tuesday, I had a barium swallow and now I've been diagnosed with Achalasia. I am trying to set up an appointment for an endoscopy. Any insights about the disease and how it's managed would be most appreciated. Will I ever be able to have pizza and favorite foods of the past and what about coffee and alcohol? Do you use the acid reflux diet? I have lost 30 pounds in 3 months. I manage fairly well during the day but vomit and spit up during the night. What about exercising? I would like to get out and walk but am worried about burning up calories when I have so little in my body. Thanks so much and I am very thankful for this site!
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