Originally Posted by fufuakaspeechle
So I've had an issue all my life that has only gotten worse. I have a horrible gag reflex. When I go to the doctor it's impossible for them to do the strep test because they can't get the stick down my throat; I won't let them. I try, but I guess I'm too scared because my tongue won't go down. Plus, when I brush my teeth and my tongue I sometimes start choking, and I'm not even brushing that far back. Is this something I'll just have to get over or is there a reason for this?
I've always called it my gaggy button...LOL...I have some of the same issue, the dentist have a heck of a time trying to get an Xray of any teeth at all, there is even an area on the outer part of my neck/throat that makes me gag if touched, I can't wear turtle neck shirts or any shirts that touch that area...
I was to have a test, Upper GI I believe what it was and wouldn't do it for the fact of knowing I would gag having any tube run down my throat. I was told that this is not abnormal. I was also informed that there is a surgery that removes some area w/ in your throat to get rid of this problem, but I never looked into it. I just try and avoid things that make me gag. Some people can do the mind over matter w/ this problem, but I tried that and it didn't work. So if this is a major issue for you then maybe discuss it w/ your DR and see if he/she can give you some suggestions....