SunInAugust

132d

do any other autistics get phlegmy after eating anything? like need to start coughing to clear your throat? I feel like I do this much much more than anyone else.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dehydration

Memory Loss

Cough

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  • Voidgoat

    132d

    YES!

    • SunInAugust

      132d

      do you have any idea why???? Do you have any other comorbidities that explain it??

      • Voidgoat

        132d

        No clue. I mean I feel like I almost always have phlegm in my mouth but certain foods and drinks (including water) make me just cough after ingesting them 🤷🏻

  • doveandcoyote

    132d

    oh dang same! doctors so far have insisted it’s allergies but i’m like nah, i know how my allergies manifest and it’s Not Like This.

    • SunInAugust

      132d

      do you have any ideas??

    • SunInAugust

      132d

      do you also struggle to swallow pills?

      • doveandcoyote

        132d

        no clue what it is. i have no trouble with pills - i take six each morning and am supposed to have as little water with them as possible so i’m SUPER used to dry swallowing pills

  • Binbin

    132d

    my nose gets drippy after I eat anything. never thought too hard abt it before now but I guess it’s weird???

    • SunInAugust

      132d

      saaammmeeee! I feel like it happens to me more than it does other people i eat with. Its not just that my nose runs if its spicy- it happens with a lot of foods.

  • Vyp3rG0d

    132d

    Omg ... I thought it was just me ... I absolutely didn't know this was a thing !!! I don't have allergies but my sinuses are always draining and as with you after eating sometimes drinking it is more excessive

    • SunInAugust

      132d

      riigghhtt??? I couldn't find anything on the internet about it I dont understand it

      • Vyp3rG0d

        132d

        i think alot of the reason why so much is still unknown is cause they don't know what to look for or what to ask and we don't yet know what isn't as it "should be" and if/when we do we don't know how to elaborate it and if we somehow do all that will we actually do it and how much time has passed deducing our way through this analytical labyrinth

  • Redvelninja

    131d

    Sorry, but what is phlegmy exactly?

    • SunInAugust

      131d

      like the saliva in your throat when you have to clear your throat to properly breath or speak

      • Redvelninja

        131d

        oh. Then yes sometimes happens with me. Not sure what that has to do with having asd, but it probably most likely has to do with being dehydrated.

  • SunInAugust

    131d

    absolutely. So much is left to learn. I'm constantly amazing by the subtle things I thought were quirks that are actually "symptoms". Or in the least, differences

  • AmvenomTomyself

    131d

    I absolutely feel this!! I'm 36 & ever since I can remember, dairy, sugar & things with lots of preservatives will all cause sinus drainage for me. I also had sickly, disgusting tonsils til I was 17; then I finally got them removed. It's cut down on (but not eliminated) the almost yearly strep throat, but it didn't do anything for the amount of phlegm/sinus drainage I get from eating & drinking. Also, my body suddenly decided it was lactose intolerant at 35, last year. 😑

  • SalineTurnip

    131d

    This usually happens to me when I eat hotter foods (temperature wise, not necessarily spicy). It's not in my mouth but in my throat or chest. I've never known why.

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