Have you ever had a barium swallow when you are having these symptoms and have you had your UES pressures checked recently?
Hope you feel better soon,
I had a barium last year when I had dysphagia before although I wasn't as bad back then. It happened to improve on the exact day of my test and so nothing showed. I don't know if my manometry recorded UES pressure or not yet, and if it didn't I don't know where I can go in the UK for the right test.
Not sure if this applies to you or not, but when my LPR gets worse my swallowing does as well, and the shortness of breath pops up too. I know this because I usually don't have those problems in the mornings, but once the Nexium wears off in the evenings I usually experience the swallowing problems and shortness of breath. You could try going on Nexium and for a while try avoiding anything that's rich in fiber (veggies, fruit, etc) to see if that helps. Maybe stick to simple carbs and white meat, like chicken (i do well with those) and see if that makes a difference. I went over 2 years where my dysphagia was not too bad, but after I had a stomach bug two months ago, my reflux (LPR) has been acting up and all of a sudden the symptoms are back, mostly in the evenings. However, they aren't as bad as they used to be, which might be due to the fact that I doubled my Nexium to twice a day and I've learned how to deal with this better than last time around. Good luck and hope you feel better!!
All of the 5 PPIs I tried made me worse, some even caused me to run for the doctors..! Incidentally Nexium had the worst side effects on me. There's no pattern to mine in terms of daytime; it does get worse when I walk or turn my head to either side for a while.
Most of the evidence says "No it's not LPR" but I can't deny this all got worse after a worsened diet, and I can't deny Gaviscon helps, even if it only helps a little. I'm so confused, and crying every day - literally I'm begging the gods I don't believe in to make it all stop.
I always do my best to make symptoms appear for my tests, but not counting most of my Peptests they all calm down when I really don't want them to. There was a point where I only had G. Advance at night, and I never had daytime symptoms no matter what I ate. I'm even desperate enough to pin it on hayfever right now. I just need an answer that isn't LPR, and while I will be speaking to my specialist about
food intolerance, I highly doubt this will be the answer as there's nothing specific in my diet that affects me more or less.
Post Edited (Daxter) : 7/30/2014 2:37:32 AM (GMT-6)