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Old 10-12-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Can't swallow liquids

Hi, I recently had a very sore throat. Starting yesterday, I have been finding it difficult to swallow liquids. I can eat and swallow food just fine, but when it comes to liquid, there's a very high chance that it feels like it's "going down the wrong tube" and I just start choking.

I'm not too sure what this is, and with school and all (midterms), I've been finding it hard to find time to get to the walk-in clinic (and having some sort of checkup at a reasonable hour).

I should be able to get to one over the weekend, so if anyone knows what this is, if they could also tell me some immediate things to do, I'd be very grateful. I am trying my best to drink hot liquids, but I tend to choke on them. It is, however, much better than it was yesterday when I could barely drink anything (even swallowing my spit made me choke).

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Old 10-13-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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Re: Can't swallow liquids


I had a similar expereince a little over a year ago. It was an immunological response trigger by my allergies, stress, and a brief flare up of mono I had had years previously. They resent my immune system with a five day dose regime of high level steriods. It was quit impressive what a few hours on steriods was capable of doing. I would think that you might have something similar and it is causing an over reaction of your airway. Try and stay calm because stress will aggrevate the situation, best of luck on your exams as well as solving your problem.


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