This sounds strange, but for the past 10 years I have had a hard time swallowing because I often get the food stuck in my nasal passage. This usually happens with small things, like pills, skittles, cereal, etc. But has happened with normal food also.
It hasn't caused much of a problem, other than an annoyance to myself. There have been times where the item has fallen down without me being prepared for it, and I choke. (I actually think that I inhaled a skittle several years ago. It burned horribly in my lungs & I ended up with a bad cough for several months.) I usually just have to take the time to work the food out, often laying down to get gravity's help.
I have tried paying attention to how I swallow, and making sure I do things slowly. When I take pills, I make sure to drink LOTS of water with them. I don't know what to do, nothings seems to keep it from happening.
Has anyone heard of this before? (My husband thinks I'm a freak.)
Are there any remedies or suggestions?