Severe and PAINFUL Esophageal Spasms -- Help please!!!
I have been having severe and painful esophageal spasms for the last year and a half. I have tried all of the OTC medications for acid reduction, and have come to the conclusion that it has absolutely no relation to my stomach acids. None of the food or drink I have ever affects me; I can eat pizza, ham with extra salt, drink beer or alcohol, and feel fine the next day. The spasms happen once every so many days (anywhere from 2 - 7), without fail. I've also tried eating bland, had nothing more than oatmeal and things like that, and it didn't change.
It feels as though someone has grabbed hold of my esophagus and is squeezing tightly. Some days it's not bad, and the spasms are mild, not making me do much more then exhale some air. But some days it's so bad that I can't eat anything, because it'll spasm as soon as it gets near the "sensitive area," and since the food is there, it's 5 times worse. I also (occasionally) get a "lump" in my throat. Not too often for the latter though.
I worked in a machine shop where the employer would dump bleach into the machine's coolant tank in order to kill the smell. Little did any of us know, mixing bleach with this kind of coolant resulted in a chemical reaction, causing chlorine (in a gas form) to be released. I inhaled it for a period of 9 months or so, until we finally managed to get him to stop.
I believe there is an open sore on my esophagus, and the chlorine is causing it to not heal. If there are any homeopathic remedies I could try, I would be greatly interested and appreciative!!!!