Here is my situation. I am a 29 year old male. Perfect health. I was working out 5 days a week. At the end of April, I suddenly felt as if food was getting stuck.I would try to eat and get coughing spells...I went to the ER a few times, an ENT, a GI..and had all of the tests..CT Scan, Two barium swallows, neck x ray..two scopes..the ENT did one of me swallowing. The GI doctor did an endoscopy..nothing came up..the ENT doctor thought I may have had a slight case of reflux..he was not sure..The biopsy from the endoscopy confirmed that..I had some eosinphillic cells in there (less than 5 per sample), but there weren't that many. They don't think it would have caused my esophagus to become that rigid..usually they need to have over 20..I have stayed on prilosec and singuair in case it's allergies or reflux..
My throat has gotten better and there is no lump, but now I suffer from extreme anxiety. I feel like I am going to choke every time.. I have had crying spells. I am deathly afraid to eat solids..i am deathly afraid to eat by myself:( I have developed pill anxiety..this is weird too since I was a GNC Gold Card Member and would pop 20-25 vitamins per day...I even thought oatmeal go stuck this morning..I learned the heimlich manuever and have a plan. I even bought a vacuum cleaner to put in my room in case the heimlich fails..I know Iam crazy but I read that may be the next solution to solve choking..just put the hose in your mouth and suck the food out with a powerful vacuum..
Needless to say, this has been devestating. I never had ANYTHING like this before. I used to eat really fast and drive down the road with a hoagie in one hand and the wheel on the other. I never thought twice about choking until all of this started. I don't know how to pull out of it. I am guessing I may need to go into the hopsital? This couldn't come at a worse time. I am scheduled to go back to school in August for my MBA..I am ready to cry. I scheduled an appointment with a therapist, but I need results ASAP. I am considering not going back to school because of this. I can't be in this type of mental state and be going to school, especially since I will have to finance my education..:(
Anyone have a similar experience? I can't believe this happened to me