Esophageal Motility Disorder

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One Five One
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   Posted 5/12/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am brand new to this forum. I found it while trying to find information on
a esophagus related problem I have. I read several posts that sounded very much like what I suffer from. I also get a lump in my throat and it almost always shows up in the middle of the night waking me up out of a dead sleep
I first noticed it back around 1996 or 97 the doctor diagnosed it as a Esophageal Motility Disorder. if I eat too much too fast (which I have done all my life) it flares up and chokes my throat like crazy. also it doent help that I need to lose 40 lbs so I am very careful when and what and how much I eat
when this happens at night I have to drink what feels like a gallon of water to
try and bring it up and clear my throat. the dr told me there is no cure and I should simply lose weight. I find nothing simple about losing weight. ha ha
anyway I was just wondering if anyone suffer from this? thanks for allowing
me to join in.

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   Posted 5/13/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello 151, I do relate to the lumpy throat situation n oily spicy foods trigger it.I too tend to drink more water to rid myself of the lumpy feeling.but it comes n goes.
Out of choice n fear of surgery I have worked on losing weight n I hope it will help me in the longer run,if god wills.
But weight does have a major impact so maybe you should really consider the weight's not easy but it's not impossible either.

One Five One
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   Posted 5/13/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Rasberry, Good Morning and thanks for your reply it is very much appreciated
you are quite right that losing weight is a key factor in dealing with this situation
the Dr. had also told me if I kept my weight down it would pretty much go away in terms of systems. To that end, I have lost about 11 lbs from where I was
so hopefully this will subside soon, I drink a lot of water and don't eat past about 4 or 5pm plus I am trying hard to eat small meals. what about you what do you find that helps? I am sorry to hear you suffer from what sounds like the same problem, I will keep a good thought and a prayer for you.thanks again
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