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Dysphagia: does anyone else have mild or more severe problems with swallowing etc...?

Aug 09, 2015 3:24 AM

On top of all the biggies in my life; fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, chronic migraines, recurring pancreatitis, etc.. I tend to not think about the little things like GERD which is actually not such a little thing because it causes other problems one of them being dysphagia.
I had an endoscopy done about 6 months ago and was given an inhaler I was supposed to swallow the mist instead of breathe it in. Anyways, I fell off the band wagon because I was not noticing a difference either way. Plus I still had my very bad acid reflux off and on like always. Until this morning I nearly choked to death on part of a cinnamon roll. Which, yes I know bread is the worst thing to try to eat with swallowing difficulties but I thought I was fine/had been fine when I went to bed.
Anyone else out there with swallowing difficulties? What do you do or take? Also what kind of diet do you follow?

Aug 09, 2015 7:20 AM

Wynnbliss, I have GERD & asthma also. A few months ago I started having a hard time swallowing, raspy voice, along with hiccups & very dry throat, mouth, and nose. I was coming on food too. My asthma doc sent me to my ENT doc to check my vocal chords, which were functioning fine. So then I was sent to my GI doc. He said it could be a structure so I got scoped... He had to use a balloon to stretch the narrowed address. Since then I have been fine, as far as the coming, hiccups, and really voice. The dryness is how I found out about sjogrens, and even with meds it's no better. 🙏🌼

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