esophagus problems/chest pains

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friendlygal
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   Posted 8/22/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone here diagnosed with esophageal motility problems?  Mine cause terrible chest pains.  so I have this, as well as the GERd.
 
have you heard of anyone getting surgery for esophageal motility problems?
 
Because I can't continue living like this!  I'm in constant pain every time I eat, I burp frequently, and I have vigorous reflux.  Am so tired of this crap.

Another Day
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Friendly,
 
I've never heard of the motility problem.  You really do need to get some relief.  Has your doctor suggested surgery?  I know you've really been through a lot with this.
 
Take care!
 
Carla

Epilepsy, severe adult onset asthma, allergies, GERD, depression, hypothyroidism


Halls
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   Posted 8/23/2007 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
friendlygal, I'd have the Nissen Fundoplication done if I were you. You've dealt with enough. I can't imagine my GERD being as bad as yours.

friendlygal
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Halls, they can't give me the Nissen Fundoplication because of the motility problems.  I'd be miserable after that operation since I already have trouble with my esophagus not working properly.

The surgery I was referring to is the one for esophageal motility problems.  I'm not sure if I even qualify for that since my GERD is so bad.

 


YankeeRose
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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi friendlygal,
  I know how you feel.  I am sooo sick and tired of this condition.  I dont know if i have a motility problem...but i have sooo many horrible symptoms from this, and they just keep getting worse.  It has consumed my entire life.  I just want my life back, but it doenst seem possible.
  I have terrible esophageal spasms in my chest, back and throat.  I have problems swallowing.  I had an upper gi taken which showed that i have a hiatal hernia, LPR, gerds and gastritis.  The doctor chnaged my meds from prtonix to nexium.  Ive been on nexium for abougt a week and half but I have not noticed any change as of yet.  From everything Ive read, the LPR does best wtih 2 doses a day, however my dr doesnt think so....but, I tend to disagree with her.  I cant take 2 doses because my insurance doesnt cover it, and she gave me free samples for a month, so if i go thru them too soon, im out.
  I am so sick of living like this.  It seems like I just keep getting new symptoms.  I also have plugged ears now too.
  Im sooo depressed over all of this! 

Halls
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   Posted 8/25/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
friendly, how did you find out you had a motility problem in your esophagus?

friendlygal
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   Posted 8/26/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Halls, I did a manometry test to find out about the motility problem.  But, I am soooo confused because a GI I went to last week told me that I do not have a motility problem.  But 2 others said that I do...
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