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Aranta

690d

a few months ago I was eating an oatmeal cream pie.Out of all the times I tell my kids to not talk and play with food in their mouth,I was that kid.When I laughed,a piece went back and got stuck.I didn't choke but from then on there everything I ate,felt like I was choking.Even the smallest of foods.I radically had to change everything.I went on a smoothie diet.Lost 30 pounds.Even liquids felt like they were backed up.I had an egd done (They found nothing) and they did dilate my throat,but it DID NOT work! It seems to be worse.I do notice a lot of back pain and indigestion like I swallowed a horse pill and it's just sitting there on a nerve.Im having some thyroid tests done for autoimmune diseases and stuff but I would love to have answers and input from other people.I notice my thyroid and neck area is swollen.Im hoping and praying for answers soon.

    • elo2002

      690d

      You may want to ask about a swallow study. It would involve eating foods with varying consistencies and a person watches how you swallow

    • wise

      690d

      this is gonna sound weird but it sounds like you have psychosomatic dysphagia rather than a neurological or gastrointestinal problem. you almost choked once, so your brain is (understandably) going into panic mode when anything solid touches your esophagus and tries to get it out so you don't choke again. have you seen a psychologist or psychiatrist for any lingering trauma from that? if you haven't, I highly recommend it. it'll also help you get help faster if it IS a neurological/gastrointestinal thing, because anxiety is gonna be the first thing they see and any specialist you go to is gonna tell you to go to therapy. I swear most doctors act like talk therapy is a cure-all for any issue, psychological in origin or not

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