Since last year I have had some problems - either with feeling of choking, or something stuck in my upper chest. I had already had (six months earlier to the problem) endoscopies for gerd - and knew I had a little acid reflux but not terrible. The gastro and my ent said I probably had LPR and should change my diet and lose some weight. It has been on and off as far as eating correctly, as have the problems with the feeling of something stuck. I haven't seem to have had a problem swallowing though. My ENT just had me do a barium swallow the other day and I got word back from his nurse that I have acid reflux and uncoordinated contraction of the esophagus. When I tried to get more info from her she didn't know and told me to just keep doing what I was doing until I saw him in thee weeks. I really don't know now whether or not I really also have LPR.
I have been reading the internet about the condition since then and am not too happy with what I read. Doesn't sound like there is a cure, and it sounds like it just gets worse. I have read that magnesium might help, and that peppermint oil also might help (which is the opposite of what I am supposed to do with LPR). Any suggestions until I see my doctor. I am going to try really hard to keep away from the caffeine and do the diet that is good for LPR. Will that really make any difference with the esophageal contractions. Ever since I heard this I actually feel WORSE which I know is totally in my head.