I'm so worried about
my esopageal spasm...i'm getting a Barium Swallow test this week (Wed)---
I know they make you drink that white, chalky barium--then take a series of X Rays. How long does the entire test take---& the barium doesn't taste that bad , does it?
Please--i do hope someone.....hopefully more---gets back.
I'm so worried about results of test (i;m a hypochondriac....worry about esophageal cancer....wife always says i get "carried away")--
My Gastro Dr. seems to feel...it's just the "esophageal spasm" causing discomfort---& is GERD related. I've been taking "PROTONIX" for 3 yrs now......& when i get the "spasm" (as i previously described it as swallowing a "ping pong" ball.....& it moves up & down....the esophagus. The Dr. gave me NULEV to put under my tongue when i get the spasm......it's an "anti cholinergic"...... med....that stops the spasm within a minute or two------
I just really need some reassurance......Not so much about the test (I WOULD like to know how long it lasts)---but, mostly--from others...who have had this "esophageal spasm"...& pain...& who WORRY like me! --This worry is NOT good! --Thanks---Robert