Esophagus closed up
Hi, I'm hoping someone will have had a similar experience and be able to explain what happened to me a couple of days ago. I had just started to eat my dinner, after a couple of bites I felt like I was going to get hiccups (which I sometimes do when I start to eat) so I stopped eating and waited a bit. Then I tried to have a few sips of water thinking that would ease the feeling. But when I tried to swallow it felt as if the top of my esophagus was completely closed, and nothing would go down. It didn't feel like there was any food stuck, when I didn't try to swallow my throat felt fine. But there was a really unpleasant feeling at the back of my throat when I tried to swallow. This continued for a few seconds and then the little bit of food I had started to eat came back up, with a lot of mucus. It wasn't like vomiting, it was as though the food hadn't even got as far as my stomach. After this my throat was fine again. I didn't have any trouble breathing while this was going on, and I don't have any allergies that I'm aware of. It hasn't happened again, but I'm afraid it will, and it makes me nervous when I eat or drink.