Horrible experience a few years ago with ER dept. Went in gagging and clearly explained I had been eating steak between gagging....nothing would go down or up! A ten year old could have deducted that I had a piece of steak stuck in my esophagus. Instead, I was drugged with anti-nausea meds to the point that I couldn’t think or talk. (I NEVER claimed to be nauseous !). After a night of X-rays and resting my head on a plastic pillow with no cover on it (the day nurse noticed and helped), I was told that it was probably psychological and they were sending me home. At this point, the med that pretty much made me incoherent had warn off some so I insisted they call GI. Of course, I had steak stuck and they had to perform general surgery! Really! With no medical experience, I could have told them that 15 hours before they drugged me! Horrible experience......incompetent ER doctors.