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    Pain from nutcracker esophageal spasms
    lisaochoa posted:
    Hi, I am 51 and have had continuous spasms from nutcracker esophagus for over a year now. I had one EDG with botox that worked the second and third did not. I have tried viagra and nitrates for the pain but nothing has worked. I am looking for suggestions to deal with the paid. Hel[.
    calgal37 responded:
    Has gabapentin been tried?

    Was the diagnosis nutcracker esophagus or hypertensive lower esophagus?
    pita2 responded:
    HI I am 53 female, and i have Achalsia of Esophagus, or as of last month they said it is Diffuse Esophagus Spasms (DES)..I am now trying to vomit and the mom-entry test showed when they injected the water to swallow mine goes up in high peak and right back down, meaning that i have no normal spasms helping anything to get to stomach, I have been feeling vomity for two days and i rush to sink and nothing comes up....i am thinking if it won't spasms down , ,is not able to spams it up for me, so far no relief... your the very first i have talked dx was 2 1/2 years and botox has worked me so far, i was due three weeks ago and we had blizzard in NY and i go on 22nd...not sure if i should go yo er or wait till 22nd I am lost, alone, scared, and so tired of this rare and incurable disease with no Plan B they said... my daughters one with me when i was told no plan B etc, and the other do not care anymore and i am advancing in dyshygia levels also of swallowing, what I can and can't eat anymore etc.. another heart breaks as i am ill, they say they can feed me by tubes and the one who was with me i said whay have u not told ur sister that, and i am at a very crappy point iin my stage, and told her get out today and never come back, words that hurt, and yet she says it is nothing the dr told her to her sister yesterday and today says yes mom i remember i was there with you remember... so confused and want to help u too esther

    lisaochoa replied to calgal37's response:

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