Discomfort & Pressure in middle of esophagus

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   Posted 6/20/2013 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
This past weekend I had a very bad episode of regurgitation. Ever since I have not been the same. I constantly feel pressure in my esophagus. It feels like I have a air pocket and even when I force a burp it remains. At times this feels acidic. Im not sure if the Nexium is covering up the pain of acid and this is actual acid stuck in my esophagus or in actuality if its just gas. Im very concerned because I have never felt anything like this in the past 13 years from suffering from gerd.
Im also beginning to wonder could this be the set of dysphagia? Reason I feel this maybe a possibility is because I have weak motility in my esophagus. Could my weak esophagus be getting weaker? And this is why Im experiencing this.

If anyone has some input or has experienced this please let me know.

I just had a endoscopy and manometry in April. So I doubt its cancer because they would of caught that.

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Date Joined Jun 2013
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   Posted 6/20/2013 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Your LES may be getting weaker. It's probably non acid regurgitation if you're on nexium. Non acid regurgitation is very irritating. That was my big problem. I was fine on ppi's for many years but started getting more and more regurgitation which can't be controlled by drugs. I suspect my hiatal hernia was growing which made my LES weaker. When I finally got it repaired it was over 6 cm even though it was estimated at only 3 cm before surgery. I also had the linx implant done as well. My regurgitation is now a thing of the past.

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   Posted 6/20/2013 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Your a lucky guy. I went for pre-op testing for Linx in May and was denied due to weak motility.

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   Posted 6/21/2013 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   

With the linx being somewhat new I wonder if they are being very caustious of who they let have that surgery?

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