Here is my situation
I am a 29 year old male, just turned 29 at the end of May. It happened one night in Mid April. I felt that a piece of my protein bar didn't go down right. Ever since then I have had trouble swallowing. I have been to an ENT who looked at me swallowing putting and applesauce under a scope and it went down fine. He thought I may have had acid reflux (which I disagree with since I don't have any symptoms). I had a barium swallow which turned out to be fine.
I went for a second doctor for a second opinion..she sent me for another test..I went for a CT scan of my neck..no problems.. Last Friday I had an endoscopy.there were no tumors or strictures. I have one more test on Thursday, a test where I am swallowing solids on a camera. However, so far,here seems to be nothing wrong with me..all of my tests came out fine
It feels like food is getting stuck, my throat tightens, and I can't breathe. I begin to cough since it feels like something is stuck there ( I never actually cough anything up) I am deeply fearful of choking now. I eat everything pureed and liquified. I even have a fear of swallowing pills now..something I didn't have at first ( I popped tons of vitamins). I was not fearful before I started feeling like stuff was getting stuck. I am not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg. I had a choking episode a couple of months back (popcorn kernel) but I am not sure if I really choked on that or if it was imagined choking again since I never coughed it up..
I am beginning to think this is all in my head...it has caused crying spells, numerous trips to the ER and to the doctors. Usually I am pretty level headed, but this has gotten to me. I am not sure what to do. I have become worried about going to grad school this fall with this going on. MBA's need to be able to eat in front of people, and right now I am spitting up food, etc..very embarrassing..Anyone else go through this? I am not sure what to do..I don't have much time. I wish I could go to an ER and just pig out..with all of those people around, I wouldn't worry about choking..if I did, they could fix it..