Let me start by saying Thank you for opeing this thread. I'll try to keep it short.
About a year ago my Dad started to show symptoms of acid reflex, he would wake up in the middle of the night with beathing problems (he would explain it as his throat would close) and the next day he wouldn't be able to swallow.
Sometimes everything is peachy and he can eat anything and everything, but in a ramdom pattern he sais he fells his esophagus close up and he can't even drink water. He says he swallows food but he can still feel it in his throat and he vomits it back up. He has had about 5 Doctors look at him and they all say acid reflux and prescribe different type of pills but none work.
He has had a little camera inserted down his mouth and has a DVD of it but they found no ulcers or tumors. All normal. Recently we were trying to see if it would be alergy related by trying to eliminate anything causing this reaction. We eliminated any thing containing citric acid, oilly foods, and anything spicy or with spices or ceasonings and nothing. It seems even simple water causes it. After some of the treatments prescribed to him he no longer wakes up in the middle of the night because he can't breath but he has lost about 70lbs because he goes 1-2 days that he can't eat.
We have been to about 4 doctors locally in Bakersfield, CA and we have been to 2 Doctors in Mexico (that supposedlly are know to be experts in this type of disorder)
Now we don't know what to do. My dad (stuborn) has resigned him self to being like this and every day he is worse and losing weight. (He weights 100lbs now) If you sufered this condition or have heard of such a thing Please Help!
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