I saw a gastroenterologist about it for 3.5 years, during which she gave me a swallowing test which came out okay at the time. She put me through 2 endocscopies, the second time doing one which was higher risk of puncturing my esophagus because she stretched it. My swallowing got far worse. Finally, I read on-line about swallowing exercises. I went to a physical therapist once about it, and upon doing the exercises I was able to swallow again. My second gastroenterologist also said that she wouldn't have thought to give me the exercises.

I'm wondering if anyone else had swallowing problems and what was done about it. I was really angry that I went so long with the problem and was at risk needlessly to fix it the wrong way.