mjurb: I know you posted this over 8 mo's ago, but maybe you will chance upon my reply. It sounds like you may have a hiatal hernia. Years ago I was diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia. If I ate when I was stressed, or ate in a hurry my food literally stuck in my esophegus. My stomach would not open and accept food. Then I would have to go into the restroom and regurgitate it in order to find any relief. I still had to wait a while for the spasms to calm down before I could begin to eat my meal again... The DR. suggested chewing Gaviscon tablets before I ate. And to only eat when I am calm, relaxed, and to chew my food slowly... Once the spasms start though, don't try to take anything until your espophegus and stomach has relaxed and feels like it has opened up. Or you will have to regurgitate that up too until completely calm. I had to learn I couldn't eat steaks anymore. And I had to use less seasoning in my food. Hot sauces, fried foods, were off the list of what I could eat too.. Now the Dr. tells me I have GERD, and put me on a medication, which hasn't helped that I can feel. So if I get the burning acid really bad, I take Maalox for a quick fix. And I am trying to eat completely Gluten Free for a short while now, hoping it helps with diarrhea. Evidently from what I learned. Lactose intolerance, Gluten intolerance, are all related.View Thread
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