Doctor recommends PEG for treating Esophageal dysmotility
I’ve been struggling with eating for 9 months or so, and have lost a lot of weight and become very weak. When these symptoms started, I had to wait more than 6 months for a GI doc appointment despite being an existing patient. Finally saw her yesterday and am concerned about her recommendation for a PEG tube to stop the weight loss and build my strength. My symptoms are the following: inability to swallow due to even tiny amounts of food lodging in my throat, severe nausea, vomiting, pain in the center of my chest, abdominal cramps, constipation. It’s like I can feel every phase of the food’s journey through my system, and every step is painful. I’m miserable as a result. But I’m scared to death of the PEG. Has anyone had a PEG? What’s your experience been like? What about alternative ways of eating instead? Like a completely liquid diet?