hard to swallow

I am trying to keep my chin up but I swear it is tough. I saw Dr. Rheumy today and have a couple of things to be happy about: I lost more weight, I am reducing my Prednisone dose and the very professional woman that drew my blood today left no marks.

All good.

But I can't help but worry about my new symptom - I am having a difficult time swallowing solid food, especially if it is dry or hard, like rice or my medications. I have 'choked' like this before, but now it is becoming a problem. It could be because my esophagus is dry or he mentioned there could be other causes. I am increasing my Prevacid, and calling back with an update next week. Then, I will most likely see a gastroenterologist for a barium swallow test.

My Grandma has struggled with esophageal stricture for years. She has spent many a holiday in the bathroom, coughing on lodged food. I am familiar with the procedure her doctor performed, without pain medication, to stretch her esophagus out; she cried out in pain. (My Mom could hear her from the waiting room.)

This sticks in my mind, yet this food sticking thing is for the birds too.

Bummer.

Comments

Ouiser said…
I have trouble with swallowing, too. Don't sweat the swallowing test... it isn't so bad. Mine was completely normal which has left me at a loss. But then, I only had to swallow liquids. I'm not so sure mine is entirely just the dryness, either. I've noticed that if I push my chin toward my chest when I swallow, i don't have any trouble. I just look rather odd doing it. Good luck to ya! Let us know how it turns out.
Spagirl said…
Keep me posted. And, I told you that you were looking good!
SusieJ said…
You are one tough woman, sweetie. Thinking of you on that test.
Anonymous said…
I've just been diagnosed with Sjs... but have known about my "choking" since I was 9.... I was just googling sjogrens + stricture which lead me to you! I decided to have my stricture dilated before trying to get pregnant. (My airway would get completely blocked, and I didn't want to hurt any growing babies!) Mine was sort of surgical... I was completely "out" and it worked fantastically! 14 months later I was preggo and wolfing down baked chicken, bread, steak etc with NO BUTTER or SAUCE!!! About 18 months after BB was born I started having a few chokes. The Dr & I decided it wasn't nearly as bad as before; I just needed to slow down and no french fries! Good luck.. the dilation can be anesthetized and can really work!
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