Hello, I am very new to researching MS and wondered if anyone had any information about a possible link with Achalasia and MS.
My partner had Achalasia diagnosed around six years ago. Achalasia, is a disorder in which the lower oesophageal sphincter fails to relax properly, making it difficult for food to reach the stomach. Recent research has shown it is an auto immune disorder.
So after diagnosis and surgery life returned to “normal” and although his health is never great we have been getting on with life until twelve months ago when his back seized up.
Thinking it was due to working at a computer for many hours a day he has had Physio (NHS), Chiro (private), sports massage and for the last 8 months has been obsessively swimming for 1 hour plus a day.
He takes an anti inflamatory twice a day and pain killers (zapain) when it gets too much.
While his strength and fitness has greatly increased the tight feeling just will not go away. So much so that he cries out when getting out of bed and is in pain all of the time.
He has none of the “classic” MS symptoms from what I have read. He does complain about tired hands (some tingling on a couple of occasions but nothing recently).
We are in the process of trying to see a GP but our surgery is not taking pre bookings so it is a telephone lottery ion the day!
Without classic symptoms will the fact that he already has an auto immune issue be enough to warrant further investigation?
My partner is mentally strong he does not give up without a fight. He has managed to work (from home) for the past 12 months but he is getting so worn out and the strain is really starting to show.
Any advice or opinions greatly received!