I am having difficulty swallowing food. My doctor stretched my esophagus in January again in June and now is preparing to do it again this coming week. I am currently taking Prevacid (tm) twice a day. When I ask my doctor about GERD, he said there was little signs of any damage to the esophagus itself but said that Schlatzki Ring was causing all of my problems. I have experienced burping up acid into my mouth for years and severe chest pain (total cardiology workup showed, NO problems with heart at all) and a difficulty in swallowing off and on. Is there anything else I can do for this condition. I am afraid of permanent damage to my esophagus by continually stretching it, plus I hate the procedure. I ordered your book earlier in the year and have been praticing the meditation for sometime but have not really experienced in relief in it. I have not tried the Ginger Root since the doctor said the slight GERD I had WAS NOT the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am frustrated with the current procedures. By the way, I took non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs up until January of this year for the last 15 years for Arthritis in my feet and Ischial bursitis. I now deal with that pain by taking a 2.5 mg of hydrocodone/500 mg actimenophen twice a day. I also take Xanax for anxiety (started taking that when my chest pains started about two years ago). I have tried to quit them both, but it seems my body is already accustomed to them. HELP!! Thanks. Ken Bell
Re: Schlatzki Ring
Posted by Walt Stoll on November 30, 1998 at 10:27:04:
In Reply to: Schlatzki Ring posted by Ken Bell on November 29, 1998 at 22:33:41:
Glad to hear that you have started the SR. NOW, I would like to know EXACTLY how you have done this, how often, how reliably, and how you certified that what you do actually produces the correct brain rhythm.
Your problem is TOTALLY from your total body bracing------
the esophageal constriction is just another bracing place. The dilation forces it open for a while but your basic cause is still there.
You might also start thinking about this:
People who tend to focus their bracing here have an unconscious problem with something in their life that "they just cannot swallow". As simplistic as this sounds, the unconscious is VERY literal. There are books written just about this mechanism of cause and I have seen just this one thing clear up stuff worse than this. Think about it.