I was diagnosed in 2010. I couldn’t eat for 3 weeks. My lower les closed up completely. It took 3 months for 1 Dr to figure out I had achalasia All other Dr said I had a food sickness and 1 said I had marijuana syndrome. Lol they were all wrong. The Dr from costa Rico said he seen it in his country. Than it all made sense to me. I’ve been very slim all my life. Since young I would choke on food. Everyone would tell me I’m eating too fast or not chewing well. I choked several times a day on foods. At age 35 it got worse till it completely closed shut. I was on Iv for 3 weeks NPO. NO water no food. I can never gain weight. I eat like I weigh 200 lbs but I’m only 134. I use to be 155 until it completely close and I drop to 120. Dr said I also have a eating disorder. I eat small meals every 2 hrs. It’s horrible. Every few months I get INflammatory bowel syndrome. I will throw up for days and diareah for days. Once the hospital puts me NPO fir days till my intestines calm down. Achalasia a Latin word meaning for not resting. Well same thing happens to my intestines. Two horrible problems but I feel they are related. My surgeon is Dr Eugene Banks here in Orlando Florida. Great Dr and person.