POEM Procedure for Oesophageal Spasms and Type 3 Achalasia

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My hubby has been recently been diagnosed with Type 3 Achalasia, after suffering for many years being misdiagnosed so many times by so many doctors, and other health professionals. He has suffers with server oesophageal spasms, struggles to eat solid food, surviving on only meaty soup that by the laws of gravity pass down - if they actually do get into his stomach and not be projected back out.

After seven years, we are now under a new professor at a different hospital and repeating numerous tests, he has started treatment. He has tried numerous medications, had Botox injections none of which stopped the spasms or change any of his symptoms. He has now been told that they want to do the POEM procedure.

Is there anyone in this that has had this procedure and was it a success? Did the spasms stop? We have a lot of questions that we would like to ask others that have or are suffering in the same way, to share experiences and help us make his decision.

My husband is 48 years old, extremely active, his profession is a personal trainer, he wants to be able to continue to train and help others. This condition at times as you all know is extremely debilitating - we want to see if by having the POEM procedure it will improve his quality of life.

This decision is life changing and one that can not be reversed once done - so we are reaching out to others to see if we are making the right decision about having it done.

We hope there are people out there that can share their experience with us, shed some light on the condition after this procedure and to what level of fitness and working life, as well as day to day living.

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