I know this is an old post but this is a BIG problem in our family - men and women! I know of 12 people in my late paternal grandmother's side of the family who suffer with this - including her. My dad had to have progressively larger tubes inserted over several weeks to restretch his esophagus because it was so chronically tight. I never considered that it might be a food intolerance because, when it starts happening to me, I am able to deep breathe and relax my way past it - the men in my family tend to try to fight it and it just gets worse and worse. I had an episode a few weeks back that I relaxed through - it does loosen when I do that. Moving forward, I am going to see if there's an allergic reaction happening by paying more attention to what I am eating when it does happen.
Thanks for raising this issue (if you even see this )
Let me tell you - the spaghetti isn't worth it (have attempted this maybe twice in the last 6 months). The yum is in the sauce anyway and for me the gluten in the noodles messes me up for DAYS and I think "why did I do that?" Just do the zoodles and be happy for the rest of your life .