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I have had scleroderma for 24 years. I suffer with motility

Customer Question

I have had scleroderma for 24 years. I suffer with motility disorder. What is the best treatment ?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: tramadol, gabapentin,mobic,prozac,zestril,carvedilol,eplerenone,protonix. On my own I am taking a probiotic, d and b complex.. My doc never offers any other treatmeent
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: he has it all
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Usually it is something that helps with the tightness of the esophagus

have you tried baclofen?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have not
What is that for exactly
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Basically it is a muscle relaxer

but it relaxes the esophagus and helps with motility and swallowing

If this doesn't work as for reglan.

This is a drug that specifically stimulates the esophagus to contract. This one has more side effects though

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks for the info. I will definitely talk to my doctor about it thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

you're welcome :)

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