I find myyself stricken with this phobia the last three years...a sudden onset of choking. Before, I could eat anything from steak to carrot with ease; now I am buying food processors to chop them up.
This onset was brought about when I suddenly started choking on meat 3 times in one month...or maybe once a week. Since then, I just cannot get pass that feeling. Going out to dinner has become a nervous occassion...my eyes go directly to soft foods like fish & mash potatos.
There are times w hen I feel this bitter taste in the back of my throat, that almost feels like a "blockage" of some sort after a while. And then it does go away.
But this is ridiculous. People are thinking I'm a picky eater but I'm not. I went to do an esophogram, which came out normal. But I still have trouble. I do feel like I'm swallowing unchewed food, but I was told everyone swallows some unchewed food during eating anyway. But what is going on? Is it just a phobia now? Anything liquid or even yogurt/ice cream is no problem. When will I eat a sandwhich again?