A couple of years ago I began swimming in a pool for training. shortly thereafter I developed a rash and dizzying spells when exercising. I also had to go in to the Emergency Room for what felt like a heart attack twice in 3 days - very scary. I was cleared of this and was presumed to be an esophageal spasm. Shortly after this I developed serious dysphagia, and have not been able to swallow foods for nearly two years now. I also have issues with GERD, but how much this is directly related to my symptoms is unclear. I recently moved here to LA and began working with doctors here (as in Spokane, where I moved from, none could help me). Following tests (barium swallow and motility testing) it is revealed I have a tremendously high upper esophageal sphincter pressure (one of the highest they've ever seen). The esophageal specialist is not sure why this is happening, nor what to do about it. I am so frustrated with this - am living on liquid diet. there are still possibilities it could be an allergies (food, or possibly the chlorine - and no, I'm not swimming in pools with chlorine any longer..) If anyone has any initial thoughts I'd greatly appreciated it.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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