Anyone else have sudden trouble swallowing solid food?

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   Posted 9/30/2012 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had swallowing problems before, but about 2 weeks ago (Sept 10) I was eating dinner and got a piece of chicken caught in my throat, it felt like it was right below my Adam's apple. I went to the ER and got muscle relaxers which helped it go down, but the next day I was having some fish (I thought it would be soft enough to go down ok) and a piece of fish got caught in the same spot, had to go back to the ER and they got it loose with some shaken up Coke (I guess the carbonation knocked it loose). I called an ENT and got prescribed prednisolone liquid which I took for a week, then saw an ENT who looked at my airway and said it looked clear and prescribed me omeprazole, since I'd been having heartburn for awhile (I used to drink a lot of pop, but stopped since this all started). I was on a liquid diet for fear I would get anything solid caught in my throat again, and tried to have some chicken noodle soup last week but got a piece of carrot stuck in my throat in the same spot as before, which I got loose with some Coke. I had an endoscopy done by a GI last week and they said it looked normal, but took a biopsy of my throat and will hopefully have the results of it when I go for a followup later this week. I am back on my liquid diet (just chicken and beef broth, milkshakes and water) and have lost about 18 lbs in the past 2 weeks from not being able to eat solid food. This really stinks and I am just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what they were diagnosed with? I don't have any food allergies that I know of. I just wish I knew what was wrong with me. Thanks for any help you guys can give me!

couchtater
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   Posted 9/30/2012 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask for a momoetry test. It tests the motility of your esophagus.

Drink some ensure, fruit Fusion, or boost to get some vitamins in you.
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declanium
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   Posted 10/20/2012 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! Are u recovered now? I am in a very similar situation - waiting for endoscopy biopsy results but problems all started with a chicken bone being caught in throat.
Still can't eat solids without backing up - been two weeks
Would love to hear of ur healing!

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   Posted 10/21/2012 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the upper endoscopy results and it said I have reflux esophagitis, 3 small gastric erosions (about a millimeter size) and I've been going from a liquid to a soft food diet (mashed potatoes, maltomeal). I've been on the omeprazole a month (the GI dr said it takes about a month to build up to full strength in my body) and tomorrow I'm going to try more solid food - like a fried egg and I'm going to chew it really well. The GI dr I saw said that the reflux was what caused the food to get stuck in my throat originally, so I hope it is all gone now and that trying the egg goes ok tomorrow.

declanium
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   Posted 10/21/2012 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank u for the reply. Good luck with the egg.
I just had some yogurt and crunchy cereal mixed in. Not a good idea for the crunchy stuff. Feel like it is in my throat. Maybe just scratchy
Back to the gastro on Thursday. Maybe he will put me on nexium to smooth out the esophagus?
Strange that vomiting could cause such a reaction and last two weeks
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