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Posted by Jo on August 08, 2000 at 18:47:59:

In Reply to: SOLUTION! posted by Tahir on May 27, 2000 at 23:27:43:

: I have been browsing the net lately because Ive had the symptoms of esophagitis. After three doctor visits in just as many days, I was finally informed that tetracycline has some bad side-effects. I did some research and found out that 1-10% of those that take it suffer from esophagitis (inflammation) and esophageal ulcers. I stopped Doxycin (a brand) yesterday and hopefully this EXCRUCIATING pain will go away. I haven't been able to eat/drink much of anything let alone swallow my own spit.


: My advice, get off that acne medication immediately... (youve probably already figured this out since your post is from January)

: I had surgery for esphagia, problems with swallowing, last week. I am on a diet of juice, jello and soup broth, with an occasional popsicle if I'm good. Next week the staples come out! I had been having problems swallowing everything. It got to where I couldn't eat or drink while I was alone, for fear I would choke and couldn't get myself out of the problem. It took three months and thousands of tests to make sure this was the best course for me. I had the muscle cut that is in my throat. My muscle was very swollen or enlarged. The process was long, but hopefully when the healing process is over, I'll be able to look forward to eating again, instead of regretting that I have to. I lost my stomach to cancer fifteen years ago. I have developed the dumping syndrome, which I have learned to live with. My only real complaint is that once I can go to soft foods, other than eggs, oatmeal, and what. . .???. . .can I eat. I've lost over 13 lbs. in the week since surgery, but I've only eaten jello, soup and juice. Anyone else got any good ideas on food? I am severly lactose intolerant, and because of the gastrectomy, I can't digest most vegetables or fruits with acid or skins.

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