Hi recently I went to a doctor about this problem I have had for about a year now.
When I am asleep I wake up in a panic as I am unable to swallow and have started to choke. I get out of bed and eventually it subsides, I go back to bed and some hours later it will happen again. This is now nearly every night.
During the day I feel like my throat is dry and constricted.
I thought perhaps I had a thyroid problem or an infection.
The doctor said "Oh perhaps you are waking up before your muscles in your neck are" I said "You can't be serious, are you telling me that you dont swallow in your sleep?" and he said he suposed so. But he didnt bother to look or examine me in anyway.
And that was that I left the surgery feeling rather bewildered at where he got his licence from and why I had to pay it.
So any help would be great - seeing as the Doctor is stupid.