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Feb 27, 2012 · Chronic vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain in kids in About Kids & Teens

You may want to get another opinion from a different GI doc. Ask them to do an endoscopy and take biopsies for Eosinophillic Esophagitis and Gastroenteritis. Also, check out the American Partnership for Eosinophillic Disorders for support and information. It’s a great source. http://apfed.org/drupal/drupal/

Feb 27, 2012 · esophageal spasms in Digestive Health

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.