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Male age74 good health My esophagus is the sixe of a 12yr old.Couldnt

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Male age74 good health My esophagus is the sixe of a 12yr old.Couldn't eat, down 38lbs.At same time crooked legs gave out. MD gave me oxycodone for legs.I was able to walk and eat at the same time. What did oxycodone do to esophagus?Can I replace it with anything but valium?How about flexeril? Just went off valium after 26yrs.Causes loss of memory.Was prescribed for insomnia. Found out about vagus nerve on my own.I want to leave town and will have hard time getting oxy prescribed again.
In fact a calcium channel blocker might relax the esophagus.

I suspect that this is what happens with the oxy.

If you have a GI doctor do mannometry and check the pressures, your pressures might be high.

If so, then a calcium channel blocker, non addicting, will most likely help.

The other option is a long acting nitrate medication.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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