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Hi, my name is wildnat123! I have achalasia

wildnat123 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited July 2022 in Start here and say hello!
Hiya all I have achalasia and I've had it for years! I had the big hellaonomony  op ( can't spell it) I have pains like heart attacks, just recently had another barium swallow. Its effecting my social life badly, I have to carry water around with me constantly incase I have a chest pain, causes anxiety, anyone else suffered for years? I have to have a drink when eating ANYTHING even a little sweet. 


  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,731 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never heard of it but it sounds awful @wildnat123. One of my big fears is a heart attack and every time I have any pain in my chest it sends my anxiety spiralling so this must be awful for you to have all the time. Is it something that can be improved?
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @wildnat123 :) Thank you for joining!

    I'm not too familiar with achalasia either, unfortunately. I can see that you've found some other posts on the community from people with a similar experience to you, which is great to see. Fingers crossed you'll be able to connect with some people who can understand what you're going through.

    You've mentioned that it's affecting your social life. Are your friends understanding of your condition, and that you might sometimes need to sip some water or take a break, and so on?
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