EOE

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Phoebes

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EOE
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:04:34 PM »
This summer, I finally went in to address my ongoing issue with my chest tightening up and not being able to swallow. Long story short, I have EOE. It's like asthma of the esophagus. It's apparently an autoimmune disorder, and flares up when I'm stressed.

When I was with my EnD and Nsm this summer for a dinner (I drove out of state), I had the worst episode I've ever had. I couldn't breathe, and had to regurgitate all of the food I had eaten. It was a bummer.

I got on some meds, but I don't like the side effects. The doc says if I take nothing, my esophagus will eventually scar and be so tight that I'll have to have a liquid diet only. I've been trying to keep the stress down but that hasn't worked!

Does anyone else have this? Eosinophilic Esophagitis?


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Jazzy

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 11:16:20 PM »
Wow, sorry to hear that. It sounds nasty. Maybe you can get some alternative medication so the side effects aren't so bad? Wishing you the best. Take care! :)