For the past year or two, I’ve been having trouble swallowing. I have to chew and chew, and often have to drink to get the food down from my esophagus to my stomach. I had a barium swallow test, and was told that the muscle rings that are supposed to work in sequence, are moving at random. Things like bread are the worst, and often even liquids get stopped part of the way down, and I cough a lot with liquids. I don’t have chest pain, that is often connected with dysphagia. I’m always the last one to finish eating. It helps to have bread toasted. The doctor who told me what he saw in the barium test didn’t tell me anything except the random contractions. I don’t know if there’s a name for it, or if there’s anything that can be done.