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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 6/16/2012 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi--Back in 2009-  had a barium swallow (for constant feeling of lump in my throat & spasm type pain)-  I was Dx...with Diffuse Esophageal Spasm..(or "Corkscre esophagus)--where there is not a proper...peristalsis...& the food moves down slowly--& now, often...out of nowhere, I get painful esophageal spasms--(Dr showed me the photos...my esophagus is not straight--but...is kinda curled around...like a corkscrew--)
My Gasto Dr-gave me Hyoscopamine (under the tongue)--it is an anticholingeric..& helps a bit-
I believe I posted about this a few years ago--& mentioned..I chop up peppermint candy..& mix it w water--the peppermint has an antispasmodic quality--& this helps...a bit-!
I am on Zegerid OTC..(I used to be on Protonix)--as my E/N/T Dr....says...acid reflux makes it worse--!
Being a "worry wart"..(Or..to be more blunt)--a bot of a hypochondriac--I worry..I might develop......something worse--!    nono  --This is NOT good!     My Gastro says..I should not worry---& there are "procedures"...that can help--!  (I do NOT want te botox injections he mentions)--Has anyone tried..the balloon...where the esophagus...is opened w a ballon...?  I'm wondering if there are ANY FOODS...that I eat...that may make it worse--!
Hope there are others here who have this condition....& has some suggestions--Thanks--Robert :-)
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