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Old 03-22-2010, 03:42 AM   #1
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Difficulty swallowing

Another symptom that is fibro related? So, there's only one position my head's gotta be in for me to able to swallow anything, fluid food medicines etc. In other words, I can't tilt my head backwards. It makes me feel like I'm going to suffocate. One of my doctors (well in my country they just send you from one doctor to another) told me that it could be related to maybe having Sjögren's syndrome (dry mouth and all), but EVEN swallowing water is tough for me (or at least less easy). Besides, I'm pretty sure that I don't have Sjörgens-they took a bloodsample etc.

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Re: Difficulty swallowing

oops! missed you. yes and yes!! been going on for about a year. we are so weird! i can choke on saliva, go figure? i have scared my poor brother so many times. soon as i feel the choke i try to swallow or bring the whatever back up. usually pills. so i count the ones on the floor and take those again later. i know, gross. not the ones on the floor, i toss them out and get new ones. giggle. reread that and thought yuck, better clarify.
i suppose in time i will get the hang of this too. giggle, like there is a choice? giggle.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: Difficulty swallowing

I have the same problems from time to time. Sometimes I feel like I have a tight bow tie around my neck which gets downright annoying/painful. I went to a chiropractor, and the choking sensation abated considerably, but I have to stay on top of these chiro appointments to stay that way. That, in it's own way, is annoying (and expensive).

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Re: Difficulty swallowing

My husband had a sleep study done to find out why he was snoring, even on his side. It turned out the base of his tongue is too thick and so vibrates when he's asleep. He regularly chokes on food and liquids, and has difficulty swallowing at times. And yes, the position of his neck is crucial too. There is a dental appliance that could have been made for when he's asleep - except he wears dentures - the rest of the explanation has thousands of dollars attached to it so we just live with the snoring.

Perhaps your tongue also has a thick base and that is what's going on with you.

 
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Hmm, yea it actually does feel like my tongue is too thick for my mouth. I should probably mention this to a doctor. Not too sure what they can do about it, though..

 
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Re: Difficulty swallowing

I think that the only suggestion for him was the dental appliance to help with his snoring, and its not enough of an issue to worry about, especially since I have meds to help me sleep through it now ... lol. He's already gone to bed, but I'll ask him tomorrow if the last specialist he saw had any other suggestions.

 
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