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Esophageal disorder - don’t know what to eat

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jul 3, 2021 | Replies (21)

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@pumpsi – You found the right place to maybe learn more about your esophagus problems- welcome to Connect! As you may have seen, your post is in a thread with different esophageal issues. It must be very frustrating just to eat.
First of all, let’s not assume there is no cure, but there may be new methods to alleviate the process of swallowing. Therefore, it may be a good idea to go ahead with a motility study. Are you being treated for the Candida? I have had Candida esophagitis and it is very uncomfortable. I also know what it feels like to have esophageal spasms- panic! I had it for a while after surgery but not since.
I hope your son gets treatment too.

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I was told yesterday by the head of GI and Esophageal Motility DIsorders at Vanderbilt that there is no cure for esophageal paralysis. Spasms, which I also have, there is some treatment (botox,and a couple of pills) but that too is hard to treat. I have PPI's for GERD, and the long term effects concern me. So, this is very discouraging and I hear her sense of defeat. I am 56 and had an esophageal rupture several years ago, so the nerves were severed and cannot be 're-ignited'. Having doctors say to you 'sorry, nothing much we can do' is very hard to hear.

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