Yeah, my dysphagia diet was a lot of meat sauce pasta too until I couldn’t swallow the meat in meat sauce anymore.
Dysphagia can be psychogenic, sure, but that’s caused by traumatization from a previous choking episode triggering anxiety.
Regulatory bodies of multiple countries have acknowledged reports of muscular dystrophy or wasting as a side effect of taking finasteride. There’s no shortage of people suffering from muscular symptoms here including a few people here who developed dysphagia, but that won’t stop doctors from gaslighting you out of sheer ignorance or indifference.
I myself suffer from muscular dystrophy in several parts of the body including the upper esophageal sphincter which forces me to use lower pressure settings on my CPAP machine after taking finasteride.
It’s been pure suffering for me the past couple of weeks with no signs of improvement. My problem is constant aspiration followed by violent house-shaking coughing fits every hour or so. Things just go down both hatches for me.
I didn’t think a neurologist would be of much help. I think this problem we have is tissue-specific but I don’t think a biopsy would detect anything. I don’t know.
It sounds like they had you do an upper gastrointestinal exam/barium swallow and not a modified barium swallow/videofluoroscopy which is the one I need and you as well if the problem starts above the esophagus.
Could you describe how you are unable to swallow? Where are you feeling the blockage? I found a video that shows possible causes. For you it could be cricopharyngeal stricture and/or esophageal dysmotility: https://youtu.be/wLp65JK4bRE