I've been going through the different threads on this subject and found that there is very little activity (understandably) about this condition with most discussions having been closed years ago.
I just wanted to relaunch this to see if anyone has anything new to share. This is my background:
I've been suffering from this for almost 30 years now (I'm now 42), going through different phases. At the beginning, it would be so bad that I could not even have breakfast as it would be most severe in the morning. Having anything slightly tight round my neck like a tie would also trigger it. Exercising was almost impossible. Over the years, it has improved siginificantly. I can now have breakfast normally and wear a tie 99% of the time. It does come back when I'm going through stressful periods. One thing that has never improved though, is the inability to have a normal visit to the dentist. Having anything inserted in my mouth for a prolonged amount of time will trigger violent retching, making dental work almost impossible. As a result my dental conditions have deteriorated to a point where I have lost a few teeth. I'm trying to confront this head on with help from some understanding dentist and the use of relaxing gas like Nitrous oxide. However, for more complicated procedures, I will need to go for sedation but even then, my worry is that will not be enough.
I was just wondering if there were anyone else who had similar experience to share and how they deal with it.
Thanks a lot.