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What do you do when food sits in your chest after you eat? Did you wait for it to go down? Will it go down? It makes me panic and I end up making myself throw up. I'm a month out. Will this continue to happen or will eventually food go down smoothly like its normally suppose to.

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I sip Lipton herbal tea.

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22 minutes ago, Latanya said:

OK. Thanks! I'll try that next time.

I think the warmth relaxes the stomach and the esophagus. That’s what it feels like to me.

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I wait for it to go down and it eventually does. The wait is not pleasant, though. What are you eating when this happens? You might be eating something that is too dense or dry. Are you chewing really thoroughly before you swallow? Are you taking small bites?

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1 hour ago, perfektlynrml said:

I think the warmth relaxes the stomach and the esophagus. That’s what it feels like to me.

I did feel better once I drank something but I'll have to try the warm tea. I panic when it gets stuck. I shouldn't get into the habit of throwing things up. I need to be patient.

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What foods are you cleared to eat at one month out?

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Make sure you chew your food really well and wait between bites before taking another. Also when you have pain and something feels stuck, don't give in to the temptation of drinking Water to get it to go down. Get up and walk, just walk and walk and that'll help your system move it down easier and a little faster to help with the pain.

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3 hours ago, NerdySongBird said:

Make sure you chew your food really well and wait between bites before taking another. Also when you have pain and something feels stuck, don't give in to the temptation of drinking Water to get it to go down. Get up and walk, just walk and walk and that'll help your system move it down easier and a little faster to help with the pain.

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Took a while to figure out that only made things 10 times worse🤮🤮

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Another tip is to take your time eating, and stop eating the second you feel restriction. Don't swallow another bite. I have even gone so far as to spit out food that was already in my mouth b/c I felt restriction. It's that extra bite of food that tends to cause the pain (at least for me).

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7 hours ago, Latanya said:

I did feel better once I drank something but I'll have to try the warm tea. I panic when it gets stuck. I shouldn't get into the habit of throwing things up. I need to be patient.

I’ve thrown up a few times but now that I tried sipping tea I don’t get into that panic state where I feel I have to get it out right away.

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14 hours ago, BigSue said:

I wait for it to go down and it eventually does. The wait is not pleasant, though. What are you eating when this happens? You might be eating something that is too dense or dry. Are you chewing really thoroughly before you swallow? Are you taking small bites?

I'm eating chicken but it was not tough. I'm taking small bites but maybe I'm not chewing thoroughly enough. I just had some meatballs and they went down. Maybe its the chicken. I've tried several times but could only manage to get it down a couple of times. How long does it take for it to go down for you? How far out are you from your surgery.

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5 hours ago, perfektlynrml said:

I’ve thrown up a few times but now that I tried sipping tea I don’t get into that panic state where I feel I have to get it out right away.

That's good. I need to try to not panic. How far along are you from your surgery?

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6 hours ago, ChubRub said:

Another tip is to take your time eating, and stop eating the second you feel restriction. Don't swallow another bite. I have even gone so far as to spit out food that was already in my mouth b/c I felt restriction. It's that extra bite of food that tends to cause the pain (at least for me).

Yes I know what you mean. Its that last bite that gets me.

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3 minutes ago, Latanya said:

That's good. I need to try to not panic. How far along are you from your surgery?

I’m on my fifth week.

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