Don't really know where to start .... Multiple things going on
Did the Barium upper GI Swallow and turned this up after three trips to different Emergency rooms . Thought Heart attack once, Appendicitis the next .
No Cardio issues found so very grateful for that after the usual follow ups
Ive been diagnosed with IBS / GERD, a Hiatal Hernia and lucky me ... an esophageal thing called a Schatzki Ring . [ In process of scheduling the EGD with the GI folks to get it dilated ]
Eating is a nightmare, I am intolerant to Dairy, Gluten [ being checked again for Celiacs] , and all legumes [ soy anything, beans, peas etc] .and No Nightshades. I have lost 30 lbs since January, and am currently hovering ~ 155 ish but had cut out most processed sugar , so some of the weight loss can be attributed to that
With the Schatzki ring swallowing is intermittently either ok or ridiculously difficult so I have been as of late blending fruit, nuts, berries , juice and some kind of greens [ spinach etc ] for some kind of nutritional value as well as drinking bone broth , water and using the Natural Calm w/ Calcium stuff to balance my electrolytes .
The usuals are out , Chocolate, Fatty foods, any kind of carbonated beverage ... NO CAFFEINE at all
Breathing after I've eaten something is sometimes , well don't want to say difficult, but it definitely isn't normal .. Kind of feels like I can't catch my breath , but then it clears after whatever is apparently stuck in my neck clears the SR and goes into the stomach .
Wondering is you all had any suggestions for high calorie [ not junk] food that is somewhat palatable and easy to swallow ?
I don't know from day to day whether the GERD/ IBS will be active enough that I have to stay in Sweatpants/ Track pants or if I can actually get dressed and feel human [ lol]
Fortunately I am blessed that I can telecommute from home, so the only major anxiety is when I absolutely have to travel somewhere to a office or a client meeting
Its becoming frustrating , and frankly is taking a toll on everything
Any thought would certainly be appreciated