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I've been on a completely liquid diet for almost a month now due to fears of choking on solid food because it felt like food was getting stuck in my throat due to my reflux. My endoscopy was normal and my biopsy was negative for H. pylori. I had an esophagram done yesterday for my swallowing issues and it showed everything was completely normal. It took me forever to chew and swallow the solid food I was given. I could only let myself swallow it after chewing it to absolute mush and mixing it with my saliva. I felt so silly sitting there while the technicians waited for me to swallow. But the speech therapist who was feeding me the barium meal said there are no obstructions and my food is going down properly. It was only a bite of tapioca pudding & barium, watermelon & barium, and a small piece of graham cracker & barium. She didn't have me eat the scrambled eggs because she thought it would be easy for me.

So now I'm left wondering if this is all in my head or something. Or am I letting my anxiety keep me from eating?

I'm not getting much in me as far as calories go. Ensure doesn't always agree with me because it's got so much nasty stuff in it. I water it down and it's easier to drink that way but I can usually only get one in me a day. Otherwise it's just water and almond milk. I've lost 20 Lbs. since this started.
I can't afford to lose much more and I feel really weak most of the time.

I really want to try to eat, but I just don't know where to start and I almost feel like I need to learn how to eat all over again. I definitely don't want to swallow chunks of anything. And I'm not really sure of what will agree with my stomach. I usually get more of a regurgitation feeling than an acid feeling
after I get something in me that causes problems. I had some Carnation breakfast powder mixed in almond milk last night...not as nasty as Ensure, but not as calorie filled either so maybe I should stick with the Ensure. I've been taking digestive enzymes also. I don't get pain or burning, just the feeling of stuff coming back up or sitting in my stomach. And lots of burping.
I think I may have too little acid, but I don't want to go through the testing to find out. I've already spent way too much on tests that have just come out normal.

Has anyone been on a liquid diet for as long as I have or longer and then started eating food again? If so, how did you go about it? I feel like I should be able to eat knowing that there actually isn't anything going on in my throat that should be stopping me.
[QUOTE=libragrrl;4065352]I've been on a completely liquid diet for almost a month now due to fears of choking on solid food because it felt like food was getting stuck in my throat due to my reflux. My endoscopy was normal and my biopsy was negative for H. pylori. I had an esophagram done yesterday for my swallowing issues and it showed everything was completely normal. It took me forever to chew and swallow the solid food I was given. I could only let myself swallow it after chewing it to absolute mush and mixing it with my saliva. I felt so silly sitting there while the technicians waited for me to swallow. But the speech therapist who was feeding me the barium meal said there are no obstructions and my food is going down properly. It was only a bite of tapioca pudding & barium, watermelon & barium, and a small piece of graham cracker & barium. She didn't have me eat the scrambled eggs because she thought it would be easy for me.

So now I'm left wondering if this is all in my head or something. Or am I letting my anxiety keep me from eating?

I'm not getting much in me as far as calories go. Ensure doesn't always agree with me because it's got so much nasty stuff in it. I water it down and it's easier to drink that way but I can usually only get one in me a day. Otherwise it's just water and almond milk. I've lost 20 Lbs. since this started.
I can't afford to lose much more and I feel really weak most of the time.

I really want to try to eat, but I just don't know where to start and I almost feel like I need to learn how to eat all over again. I definitely don't want to swallow chunks of anything. And I'm not really sure of what will agree with my stomach. I usually get more of a regurgitation feeling than an acid feeling
after I get something in me that causes problems. I had some Carnation breakfast powder mixed in almond milk last night...not as nasty as Ensure, but not as calorie filled either so maybe I should stick with the Ensure. I've been taking digestive enzymes also. I don't get pain or burning, just the feeling of stuff coming back up or sitting in my stomach. And lots of burping.
I think I may have too little acid, but I don't want to go through the testing to find out. I've already spent way too much on tests that have just come out normal.

Has anyone been on a liquid diet for as long as I have or longer and then started eating food again? If so, how did you go about it? I feel like I should be able to eat knowing that there actually isn't anything going on in my throat that should be stopping me.[/QUOTE]
I am sorry you are having so much trouble I use to have the problem with swallowing but all test were neg too I found that I was just thinking to much about it i know makes me sound crazy right . I hope this helps But i do have a hital hernia and acid reflux so bad at times it feels like a heart attack I worried alot and I stress over everything I wish I had a cure lol for it all . But I wish you the very best . Please feel free to ask me any ? you might have . Ill answer themthe best I can ANGEL





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