Hi, HalliesHub, and welcome! I'm glad you found us and joined in. I checked out the esophageal spasms and see that they can be caused by acid reflux (GERD) and you said your wife has this problem. I do too and take Prilosec to help with that.
I did have some problem about a year and a half ago where all of a sudden I couldn't swallow. Boy, did that frighten me! But, a member on this forum said to cough and then try to swallow and that works for me! I don't have a major problem and my doctor implied that it was a muscle spasm that was causing this problem so maybe this would help your wife.
I did check out the Mayo Clinic site that talks about treatment for the esophageal spasms. Here is a link to that.
We do have a wonderful GERD forum and you could get help there, too. Here is a link to it.
I hope you will get good answers for her. Let us know how she is doing.
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