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Hi. I've been trying to decide what treatment to get for my Achalasia. I'm considering Heller Myotemy, POEM, and a balloon dilation. For me, the worse symptom I experience is spasms. On average, I get them every few days and, at this point, I can get rid of them quickly by gulping water. From what I've read and researched it seems that the treatments available do not alleviate spasms. My concern is this: What if I get a procedure and the spasms get worse or my method of getting rid of them no longer works. Every now and then I read stories like this, though I suspect it's different for everyone. But I would like to hear from people who have had painful esophageal spasms and then had either surgery or the dilation. How did the procedure affect your spasms? Did they get worse, better, or stay the same? Is it easier or harder to get rid of them once they start? Please specify which surgery or procedure you got. Thank you!
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