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user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" Did you have issues with reflux during your pregnancies? I have dysphagia and I was told that reflux ... [snip!] ... before I got pregnant but I'm at the point of where I can hardly eat or drink. I'm at a loss here, I don't know what to do. "

Yep. I've always had dysphagia but the reflux worsened it. There are some days where all I can do is a liquid diet.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" That's pretty much why I can't eat. I always choke and it takes a long time for me to finally swallow. ... [snip!] ... Today I saw a doctor in my PCP's office, she told me to drink more water.. I would drink more water IF I could! :evil:"


My GI's nurse told me to always keep soda around because the carbonation helps push things down most of the time. It's what I go to before I make the trip to the ER. :roll:

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" I hope so too. I'm nervous that something will happen with this pregnancy as a result of my issues. ... [snip!] ... that's what it takes I want it. Tomorrow I also see the GI doctor too, I hope something is figured out soon, I really hope so. "


I had an EGD done while pregnant and went under general anesthesia. I was also loaded up with various muscle relaxants prior to them knowing I was pregnant. I found out I was pregnant when I had my first EGD.



Anyways, there's material out there that EOE is possibly autoimmune. To me, it makes sense. It showed up in a huge hormone change and when my hormone levels finally evened out 2 years after the birth of my 4th, it went away. My last EGD, my GI specialist couldn't even tell I had EOE. :? I've never changed my diet so it's not from that.



Please tell me they gave you reflux medication and especially gave you a steroid inhaler? That's the only thing that is going to help. Esonophils are layers of cells that show up when there's an irritant. The steroid inhaler (which you swallow and not inhale) helps relieve the irritation.



I have one of the top GI specialists in the world so I'm thankful for that.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13

Also, once your esophagus has time to settle down, you should be asked about getting a dilation done to stretch out your esophagus so it can be normal sized again. I should see if I can find my GI pictures from my first dilation.

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2669 posts
26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:</b>" Also, once your esophagus has time to settle down, you should be asked about getting a dilation done ... [snip!] ... stretch out your esophagus so it can be normal sized again. I should see if I can find my GI pictures from my first dilation."</blockquote>




If you can find the pictures I'd love to see them!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:</b>" Also, once your esophagus has time ... [snip!] ... if I can find my GI pictures from my first dilation."</blockquote> If you can find the pictures I'd love to see them!"

I cannot find them.
I thought I had them on my external hard drive but I don't. Hmm.

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2669 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" My GI's nurse told me to always keep soda around because the carbonation helps push things down most of the time. It's what I go to before I make the trip to the ER. :roll:"


One day I drank a pepsi when I had food stuck. I noticed that it helped. My family members refuse to believe that it helps.. Ah, gotta love those ER doctors. :roll:

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" One day I drank a pepsi when I had food stuck. I noticed that it helped. My family members refuse to believe that it helps.. Ah, gotta love those ER doctors. :roll:"


Let's shove a blown up balloon and a bunch of peanut butter and bread down their throats, tell them to swallow with mouthfuls of water, and see how they like it.

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2669 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" I had an EGD done while pregnant and went under general anesthesia. I was also loaded up with various ... [snip!] ... and not inhale) helps relieve the irritation. I have one of the top GI specialists in the world so I'm thankful for that."


Last night I did some reading up on EoE, from what I read it does make sense that it's autoimmune. I'm finally back from my GI appointment, my doctor said I don't have EoE but I'm still having problems swallowing.



Apparently I'm having issues with the first stage of swallowing. My GI doctor is sending me to Chicago to see a specialist at Northwestern.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" One day I drank a pepsi when I had food stuck. I noticed that it helped. My family members refuse to believe that it helps.. Ah, gotta love those ER doctors. :roll:"


When I went in choking on a piece of chicken the doctor prescribed me a coke. At first I thought it was ludacris but now maybe not. It didn't work for me though, probably because the chicken was so lodged that I couldn't swallow at all, mucous and saliva was literally pooling part way down my esophagus and to swallow even once meant I would start to aspirate. It's super hard to not swallow even once for over 3 hours, it's such a reflex!

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2669 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" When I went in choking on a piece of chicken the doctor prescribed me a coke. At first I thought it ... [snip!] ... even once meant I would start to aspirate. It's super hard to not swallow even once for over 3 hours, it's such a reflex!"


That is so scary. I keep worrying about aspirating; I'm always told I'm young so it's not a concern but I don't buy it. I haven't tried to eat meat in a couple weeks. Last time I had salmon I choked on it :( I found that I can eat ice cream with nearly no problems. I'm still having a hard time drinking though.



Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital for a motility study.