I am fairly new here and am looking for some help.
Since Thanksgiving I have had difficulty swallowing. When it started my doctor tested me for food allergies which I have. However, after avoiding all fooods I was allergic to for over 6 weeks I noticed NO difference in any of my syptoms. The dr said I should have noticed a difference after 1 month. So I had a scope done last week where they found inflammation, redness, edema and pockets in my upper stomach. However, they said nothing was wrong with my esophagus and the stomach issue isn't affecting my inability to swallow.
The doctor told me to go off the food allergy diet and eat what I can. However, I'm finding it is getting more and moe difficult to get any food down. If I get some down it almost always comes back up including water and pills. It took me more than half an hour to get half a banana down this morning and then it still didn't stay down.
I have lost 20lbs since Thanksgiving and while I can afford to lose that I can't afford to lose much more.
The doctor states he believes the spasms are due to stress and gave me something to take twice a day Klonopin. I already take it at night for seizures but it hasn't helped a bit with the spasms. I have asked several people if they believe I tend to be a person with a lot of stress. They all said no and told me the one thing they always admire about me is no matter what is going on, I always find something positive about it. I believe that to be true.
I admit I have been more stressed lately, but only when I got so I couldn't swallow. I once got down to 75lbs due to an issue with a medication and simply don't want to get back there again.
I am open to any and all info that may hhelp and that may help me convince my dr that it isn't stres.
Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas to all regardless of Religion.