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    Barium swallow???????

    Hi all

    I went to the doctors today and explained that food kept sticking in my throat and I couldn't eat any solid foods and that I was suffering from chest pain, she was very sympathetic and has referred me to an ENT specialist for a barium swallow. Has anybody else had one of these?

    The appointment is this Thursday and I'm really pleased that I am being seen so quickly, I'm hoping that it will shed some light on whether there is actually something wrong or if it is just me being paranoid!

    I have also booked an appointment with a hypnotherapist on Friday just in case it is me being paranoid! I am just so determined to find out the cause so I can try to overcome!

    I am so pleased I found this website as people are so friendly and supportive

    Helen


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    Hope it all goes well Helen!! I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Do let us know how you get on

    "Life is too important to take seriously" Corky Siegal

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    Hi Helen

    I have had the barium meal amongest other things.

    Its not that bad.

    The stuff is pretty hard to swallow even if you don't have a problem. The nurses etc will know this so try and relax a little.

    You will stand in front of the x ray machine and be told when to swallow the liquid. They then take pictures as it is going down your throat etc and that is it.

    I know you are worried as i also was but at least you can get piece of mind through the results.

    Will be thinking of you

    Take care



    MANDIE XX

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    hi helen, I had a barrium swallow last year realy nothing to warry about just swallow this white liquid while I was lying on a x-ray table its a bit like cream of the milk but not so tasty lol. I also had a barrium enema but that gets pumped in the other end lol, you are not having that one but if u do later thats nothing either.

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    Hi

    Thanks for your advice, it makes me feel better knowing what to expect!

    I will let you know how it goes....

    Helen x

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