It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anxiety Message Board

  • Dysphagia is ruining my life

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-24-2017, 04:14 PM   #1
    Catstatts's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2017
    Posts: 1
    Catstatts HB User
    Dysphagia is ruining my life

    A little over a month ago I was diagnosed with oral thrush after taking Flaygl for an infection. I was having trouble swallowing for awhile but was just starting to get better when I almost choke on a tater tot! That sent me into panic attacks so badly that I had to go into the ER the next morning.
    Since then, I haven't been able to eat or drink much. I put the food into my mouth and chew but when I go to swallow it's like my throat latches shut. I even do this with my own spit sometimes. Last week I was prescribed Sertaline25mg to go up to 50mg after a week as well as Ativan .5mg to help me to eat.
    I was doing somewhat better on the 25mg but I am 3 days into the 50mg and I feel like I'm starting over! I can't even swallow the pills whole for fear of choking on them or the water. The Ativan does little to decrease my stress about swallowing.
    Does anyone have any words for me? I am beyond frustrated and feel like this is ruining my life.

    The following user gives a hug of support to Catstatts:
    movielover40 (04-25-2017)
    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 04-25-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Oct 2013
    Location: Michigan
    Posts: 1,126
    movielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB Usermovielover40 HB User
    Re: Dysphagia is ruining my life

    So sorry your going thru such a bad time.

    Have you tried drinking hot coffee, tea, or hot chocolate before and while your eating? The warm liquid should relax your throat some.

    Helps me a lot. I have GERD and it helps.

    Best of luck to you.

    Closed Thread

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!