Hard time swallowing liquids and solids.
I have been having problems with swallowing solids and liquids for 7 years. I am now 23 years old. One day I was fine, the next I was having problems.
When I eat or drink, food/water collects in my upper esophagus. It doesn't hurt when I swallow, but I have to force everything down by swallowing several times before it goes down. I have to put all my concentration in bringing everything down. It bothers me a lot. On top of that people, think I am choking as I swallow. The problem has not gotten worse or better since it started.
In addition, I get what seems to be heartburn once or twice every week. It does not depend on what foods I eat. Sometimes my throat fills up with white foamy saliva that I need to swallow down or regurgitate. I also can taste food or regurgitate food if I burp.
I went to several ENTs and GIs before I turned 18. I had barium swallows and endoscopes and all doctors concluded that it was acid reflux. I took many types of acid reflux medication and different dosages and nothing improved. The burn in my chest is not even directly related to the food I eat. I don't feel that it is acid reflux/GERD. I was young and my mother stopped paying for my health insurance so I never really received a diagnosis that pin pointed what this is. Right now I only have hospital and surgical insurance. I don't think it will help me in figuring out what this is.
I am healthy and I do not drink or smoke.
Do any of you have an idea of what it is? What should I do?
Last edited by William2010; 12-15-2010 at 09:35 PM.