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esophageal spasms

Posted by @debsut in Digestive Health, Jan 21, 2012

what are your experiences with esophageal spasm?
I do have one remedy that I found online and it the FIRST sign or asap, drink a full glass of luke warm water.
if you have them, you know how painful and dibilitating they are. Mine are a result of Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder. There are several autoimmune diseases in my family


Posted by @grannysunshine9, Jan 23, 2012

esophageal spasms are a real pain. I go no where without a bottle of water. I do better with drinking cold water than drinking luke warm water, and like you, I drink the water at the first sign of trouble. I also recently had an endoscope done, and that seems to have put the spasm problem to rest, at least for now.


Posted by @patti1, Jan 31, 2012

my spasm doesn't want to stop ate banana bread to fast. Hot water didn't work I get really panicky which makes it worse . They used to only occur 3/4 times a year now it's more like 3/4 times a month. I need to go have an endoscopy haven't had one in a while. I just hate how scared I get!!! Especially when it radiates into my ears.....


Posted by @maxey, Feb 2, 2012

What does an esophageal spasm feel like?


Posted by @maxey, Feb 2, 2012

This is my first time to this site. I have asked what does an esophageal spasm feel like? How do I get a reply from someone ?This is not a reply but rather a question. What am I doing wrong ??


Posted by @jillcresap, Feb 27, 2012

Hi - I have severe esophageal spasm from a disease called Eosinophillic Esophagitis. This is presumed to be caused by some type of allergy, although all of my allergy tests came back negative. EoE is a fairly newly discovered illness and was previously presumed to be a childhood issue. But more and more adults are beginning to be diagnosed via endoscopy. I have to have endoscopic dilations every 2-4 months to assist me in the dysphagia. In answer to the question about what esophageal spasms feel like, the best description I have heard from others and that I can relate to is that of a heart attack. Now, being that I am only 46 years old and reasonably healthy, I don't know what a heart attack feels like. But, I work in the healthcare industry and have been admitted with chest pain more than once. All of the physicians I have spoken to say that I (and others with EoE) describe my pain exactly how a heart attack sufferer would. It's no fun and I'm sorry for anyone else who suffers from this. Take care everyone.

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