I recently had a gastroscopy and biopsy taken to find out why I struggle to swallow and often end up with food stuck in my throat. Last Friday I finally got my diagnosis, I have Eosinophilic Esophagitis and a narrow gullet. I’ve being put on lansoprazole for a month and then an inhaler (the brown one) to see which method works best. If neither works they will most likely have to surgically stretch my throat, which is something I’d like to avoid.
Truthfully, despite feeling happy knowing that my issues with swallowing are not just a psychological thing (something previous doctors tried to suggest), I also feel quite fed up. I already have 2 chronic illnesses, and I’m only 21, so it feels rather discouraging that I have yet another illness to contend with.
It was nice to find this community though, and I’m hoping that through this I’ll start to feel better about it all. And maybe even learn some stuff about how to minimise the discomfort I deal with, or maybe even just some general advice.
Thanks and sorry for the rant, it’s just freshly on my mind and I’m not exactly dealing well with it.
I hope everyone else is doing okay though!