Originally Posted by alex12
I never heard of that but I do know that there are breathing excercises that strengthen you throat muscles, you can go to a speach therapist and they will teach you or search the web for them...
Its a method of breathing in quickly through your nose and making a long shhhhh sound out of your mouth ( I know that is one method , but there are a few).
Hi Alex, thanks I think you mentioned this to me before. With work & just getting tired, I have forgotten to commit to this exercise on my own.
Actually, if I may ask, how do I go about selecting a speech therapist? Just looking in the yellow pages?
Also, I'm having an esophagram next month...will it be difficult for me? I do have a gag reflex and with my tense nerves I feel it might be difficult.
After talking to some people, I have heard stories...this one person had to actually have an operation to open the throat canal after choking on his food/water. And this other guy had acid reflex and it went away with nexium.
All this time I was thinking my issue to be more psychological than anything, but now I feel I might have a problem. I don't have health insurance, however I can afford to pay surgery if I need it, but I have to wait another 3 weeks for the esophagram, and I am going nuts. What is going on with me???