I finally had enough tests by the GI so he can tell me why I have had such difficulty swallowing for nearly 30 years (it is rapidly getting worse). He tells me I have a paralyzed esophogial ( probably misspelled) muscle and as an extra one of my voice box muscles is also paralyzed (explains my "man" voice).
Once when I was in my late 30s I had been working very hard mowing and gardening when I had an odd feeling come over me. I am fairly sure it was a TIA type of stroke from all I have heard and read. I recovered myself in under 10 minutes. I think this is where the paralyzed muscles came from. I used to have a beautiful singing voice, but it went after the "incident".
My question is, do any of you know what kind of treatment would be available to me? Choking is no fun so I would be willing to do something about it. I have an appt. with the GI the last wk of Feb, but long waiting has never been one of my attributes so I would like to hear what you all say.
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