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Hi. I'm new here, and I'm sure I could find this info by browsing through a ton of other discussions, but who has time for that? I'm currently dealing with achalasia, or at least that's what my doctor suspects. I'm waiting for test results to come back to let me know for sure. As you all know, it's pretty terrible trying to get through the day with these symptoms. And my symptoms seem to be getting worse, with more frequent spasms, more difficulty swallowing, more late night regurgitation episodes, and it's starting to get pretty painful to swallow anything (until a week ago I'd had no pain, just discomfort). I've been on a diet of mostly smoothies and yogurt the past couple weeks, but I'm starting to have trouble even getting those down. I've lost about 15 pounds in just the past month. Now my biggest problem is that the specialist I'll have to see in order to treat this can't see me until June 20, and then who knows how long after that first meeting it'll be before anything is actually done? It's really starting to break me down. It's triggering my depression pretty hard, and it's effecting my performance at work because I have no energy. Can anyone out there please give me some pointers on how to make these next few weeks more bearable? Thanks so much.
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