Hi and welcome to the GERD forum,
If you had a neuro exam why are you still concerned about ALS? Do you have a family history?
I never had this issue with GERD but we are all different and sometimes how stressed we get can add to what is going on as well....try to relax and take meds as directed and avoid foods that trigger your symptoms,
Keep us posted on your progress.
In my experience, i find it hard to move food and fluid towards the back of my mouth.
It's like my tongue has forgotten what to do.
It feels like food gets stuck in my throat too.
The only test that showed up my problem was a modified barium swallow. I have some muscle weakening.
This is one thing that can certainly affect the tongues function.
I am now doing muscle strengthening exercises with a speech pathologist who specializes in swallowing.
I think there is a little improvement from the exercises.
Eating and drinking in a calmer environment with little distraction and less stress helps me a little too.
Karly- did they say your issue was caused by GERD or something else? It has now been 2 1/2 months of this issue and although it seems to improve slightly some days, it doesn't go all the way away. I have noticed a decrease in my GERD symptoms since switching my aciphex to time it with my lunch. I no longer wake up with gas pains.
Thanks for your reply...