I am 27 and this started out of the blue three years ago. I can't swallow. Everything sticks in my throat, and I really mean everything (from meat to water and everything in between). I have been bounced around from doctors to surgeons, a dozen in all, and nobody can give me a correct diagnosis. First we thought it was acid reflux then achelasia (sp), and then to an unknown esophageal motility disorder. I have had upper GI's, barium swallows, blood tests, numerous upper endoscopy procedures and a biopsy. Every test, procedure and lab comes back inconclusive. My symptoms started with dysphagia (or in english- trouble swallowing), daily and nightly stabing chest pain ( I compare it to a heart attack and it is not heartburn), and extreme weight loss. Now I have added symptoms of muscle weakness, wasting and sensitivity to cold. I used to be a strong athletic girl and now I just look sick. Like an anorexic or cancer patient on her second round of chemo. Please, if anyone has any idea what is going on with me write back or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks. Take care.
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