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Hi all. Thank you for taking time to read my post. I’m newly diagnosed and trying to figure out the options. Must have caught this fairly early as my symptoms are manageable with smaller meals and not eating within a few hours of bedtime. I have nighttime or early morning spasms but they quickly go away with burping and\or gavascon. Although doctor has recommended HM within six months, I’m struggling with surgery option after reading so many negative outcomes and wondering if it is prudent to wait and have tests regularly to monitor esophageal dilation (minimal at present). Thanks for your thoughts. I’m especially curious to know if anyone at my level of illness is self managing and for how long. I know everyone is different, but I appreciate your thoughts and feedback. Maybe I’m missing something. It’s also difficult to explain to family who don’t necessarily see me struggle with eating that I need surgery. Five years ago, I only had trouble eating fruit. It has progressed to other foods, but again, manageable. Thanks again.
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