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GERD. It has been on and off since 2008. The condition worsened last month in Jan 2013 and I could hardly swallow any solid food. It just gets stuck in the throat and feel like I am choking till I push the food down with water. Liquids and semi solid foods are ok. The doctors did Nasal Endoscopy, Normal Gastro Endoscopy, Esopheagal Manometry, Barium Swallow X-Ray and all tests came up normal. I was told the swallowing problem is primarily related to GERD and I was advised Cintapro 1 mg tablet for 1 month. So far as I take the tablet, I am able to take in selected solid foods fine, but not all foods. If I do not take this tablet for one day, the problem recurrs back. Question 1: How long will this motility disorder be related to GERD ? Question 2: Are there any side effects of taking this Cintapro 1 mg to help in motility on a long term basis (Say if I need to take this for some more time) Questionj 3: Are there any other tests that will show the proper reason for this motility disorder of the esophaegus (Apart from Esopheagal Manometry, Gastro Endoscopy, Barium Swallow X-Ray) etc.

PAST HISTORY : GERD Issue since 2008. It was recurring on and off like about 2 to 3 times a year.
The acidity worsened in Jan 2013 and for a week I could not swallow any solid food at all

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Patient asked followup Question: 10 years ago

I also have a problem of extreme dry throat most of the day. That is also not helping me in the swallow process. I spoke with an ENT specialist and he has put me on some Vitamin C supplements to help in Saliva Generation. I drink about 1.5 to 2 litres of water everyday and every time I feel it is so very dry and just dont know where the water goes eventually. Is there a reason for this throat dryness and how can the same be taken care of ? Is this Esopheagal Motility Disorder an irreversible process ? How long can it normally take for severe acidity cases with this to get back to a normal life style. My diet is extremely limited now and lifestyle has changed a lot. The feeling itself is very scary and I am concerned about leading a normal lifestyle.

Doctor answered : 10 years ago

GERD will persist but the effect can be decreased by life style modification like good brisk walk for 40 mins, avoiding fat, consuming more curd and buttermilk rather than milk and keeping a gap of 2 hrs between food and sleep.

Cintpro is by and large relatively safe drug for long term use till now.

We need to see the reports of existing tests before we proceed with further tests

Stress has significant role in symptoms so please be relaxed.

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