|For the last year i have had issues swallowing. It started as heartburn and has progressively gotten to the point where food gets caught in my throat and I often regurgitate it back up. The food is not digested and is not mixed with stomach acid... just slightly chewed. It happens while eating - not later.
It is clearly triggered by some foods (red meat, fried greasy things, dairy) but I have altered my diet and it will occur even with very mild things. Once it happens, i cannot even drink water - this comes back up too.
I no longer get heartburn, now it is the difficulty swallowing.
Sometimes eating EXTREMELY slowly works. Sometimes if I eat a little and almost clear the way... waiting about 15 minutes before starting again, then the meal goes down easier.
I have had a scope, barium swallow and a test to determine if food is moving too slwoly to my intestines. All the dr. can say is that I have lots of reflux. But I feel as though he doesn\'t fully understand the problem and is only hearing the hearburn part.
I had a very high stress job, which i quit. And have altered my diet to the best of my ability. I have lost 25 lbs as a result.
Any thoughts or similar cases please share what has worked!
Oh yeah, I was on prevacid early on that did nothing for this.