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Mon, Feb 3 9:19pm · Achalasia in Digestive Health

Hi, I’m over 86 and am told no surgery. Eating was always an enjoyable time … no longer. I can get food into stomach by turning head extreme left to swallow food or liquid. Sounds easy enough. But I have to chew on left, move food to center, get ready to swallow, turn head near shoulder LEFT and turn right back to close the sphinter muscle. Over and over again. Doc suggested I eat alone, not with hubby, no tv, no distractions …. even then my mind wanders ….. but it must not. Who wants to eat like that? Hubby is into 9th year of Alzheimer’s and I’m his caretaker. So …. I try.

Mon, Feb 3 9:19pm · Achalasia in Digestive Health

My age is the reason.  I’m over 86.

Mon, Feb 3 9:19pm · Achalasia in Digestive Health

Jim …. Sorry about the LONG wait to get help. My doc recently told ME to find a doc who can help me. Swallowing pills has been a big problem. A couple days ago I began eating and would swallow a pill between bites when eating was going okay. It seemed to help. From items I’ve read your age shouldn’t be a problem …. just find out somehow WHAT’s the 1,2,3 problem. I know you are trying.

Mar 3, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I’ve been diagnosed with Achalasia (throat) and keep hoping to hear from others. I personally must swallow with my head extreme left to have food reach my stomach (best way). I must concentrate every time I eat or drink to do this. Not easy if there is ANY distraction.
I’ve lost a lot of weight and now weigh daily to try to keep it level. Anyone with this problem??? Nanc