Hi, I’m glad to find this site and am searching for answers.
My 22-month old appears to have chest-related pain almost all the time. The only thing that seems to relieve it is drinking formula, which seems to calm things down for about 30 minutes. We’ve seen three different GI docs. . .he’s been through 5 scopes and two PH-impendence probes. So, we’ve ruled out reflux and many other GI issues.
I once asked our GI doc if Bryce might have esophagual spasms or achalasia. This was his answer, “Absolutely, whether we call them spasms or functional - sensation issues - the fact is with retrograde distention of the esophagus he responds by feeling pain.”
However, this GI doc has now retired and isn’t treating my son any longer. I think we need to follow up on what he said but I’m not even sure how to do that or what “retrograde distention of the esophagus” means.
Does anyone have any advice?? I really want to provide my child some relief. He’s been in this pain since he was born and it really interrupts his sleep and daily life.