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   Posted 3/20/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
  Hi everyone (IF you read my post in "Cardiovsular"--i was saying--just got back after 4 months in Beverly Hills)
--Anyway--my heart was.."behaving" itself---BUT......I was having ."on & off" episodes of my IBS.    Also--along with it--i was getting..more than usual ( & got one last nite..& this morning)-----of these "esophageal Spasms"....!     My Gastro Dr--who I visited before i went away--gave me NULEV..(one under tongue--which relieves it..in about 10-15 seconds)---BUT....they are happening more often...than usual AND..I'm wondering--IF they (the spasm)--are related to IBS...?       I would THINK that the same.."dynamic" is in play here...the "spasm"...of one of the digestive organs..!   I would think..it's like the bowel--going into spasm.....and Nulev..is an.."anti-cholinergic."-
  ANYWAY--please-i'd feel a bit more "peace of mind"..(that;s what we;re here for)---IF a few of you could give me some feed back on this.    The "connection"...of IBS....& Esophageal Spasm.....& If so----what meds do you take--that helps..(Nulev...Donnatal)--Thanks--Robert--

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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, it's common if you have symptoms of one type of digestive disorder, that you may/could suffer from another.

Many people with IBS also suffer with GERD, etc.

You nailed it when you said that what affects one digestive area could also have implications on another GI area. Whether this is connected to the central nervous systems involvement, I can't say..but what you're describing is more common than what you may think.

I'm one of the lucky ones that only suffers problems at one 'end' of the GI tract, so I can't help with suggestions about meds, etc, but wish you well in search of what treatment/regimen may be of help to you.

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   Posted 3/20/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you describe and esophageal spasm? I thought I had them but my Doctor said they weren't that it was only pressure from gas backing up and acid.

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   Posted 3/20/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
You can feel the spasm of the esopageal muscle going up & down in the esophagus--feels kike there's a oing pong ball in your espoagus
--Pain can be very "disturbing"...like you're having a heart attack--but you can actually FEEL the pain going up....& down.....the muscle peristalsi.....---Robert
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