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Trouble Swallowing Properly

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2008
  • 05:05 AM

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?

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  • Does your throat seems swollen? Take your hands and check the surrounding tissue on your neck, and feel for bumps of any sort. If there are, then thats probably whats causing you to have trouble swallowing. My mom had a nodule on her thyroid gland that caused her to have trouble swallowing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 20, 2008
    • 04:44 AM
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  • Please see an upper gastric specialist as there may be a problem with your Oesophegus. Do you have any heartburn or acid problems?
    ohbother 4 Replies
    • August 21, 2008
    • 02:58 PM
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  • You are not a freak! I think that the back part of your palate (which at the same time is the floor of your nose) is too "short" and I think that surgery can be an option. A ENT specialist should be able to help you. Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 06:21 PM
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  • I have discovered that vitamin deficiencies can cause many seemingly vague yet strange symtoms throughout the body...try taking calcium and magnesium combo (buy the combo that comes in the glass amber colored bottle/jar), which "over time" (give yourself at least 30-90 days), should strengthen your smooth muscle fibers and hopefully feel a major difference. It can't hurt; the body needs sufficient calcium/magnesium levels to survive anyway. Be sure to take a good mutli-vitamin as a daily rule. (also remember to be aware of certain medications, such as thyroid for example, that minerals should be taken hours after this medication among many others. You want good absorption for these vitamins and minerals, thus make sure that You are not enzyme deficient and that You drink half You body weight (in onces) of water everyday. Also, watch Dr. Becker, D.O./"Your Health" shown on World Harvest Television 12:00 Central Time Mon-Fri. He also has a call in forum. He is a great blessing for Alternative Health solutions. God Bless You in Your discovery for better health!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 08:11 PM
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  • I have discovered that vitamin deficiencies can cause many seemingly vague yet strange symtoms throughout the body...try taking calcium and magnesium combo (buy the combo that comes in the glass amber colored bottle/jar), which "over time" (give yourself at least 30-90 days), should strengthen your smooth muscle fibers and hopefully feel a major difference. It can't hurt; the body needs sufficient calcium/magnesium levels to survive anyway. Be sure to take a good mutli-vitamin as a daily rule. (also remember to be aware of certain medications, such as thyroid for example, that minerals should be taken hours after this medication among many others. You want good absorption for these vitamins and minerals, thus make sure that You are not enzyme deficient and that You drink half Your body weight (in onces) of water everyday. Also, watch Dr. Becker, D.O./"Your Health" shown on World Harvest Television 12:00 Central Time Mon-Fri. He also has a call in forum. He is a great blessing for Alternative Health solutions. God Bless You in Your discovery for better health!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 08:41 PM
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  • Sounds like something I have. GET HELP. I hate to break it to you but you can die from inhaleing the stuff, besides the fact that it burns like ***l and makes it hard to breathe. You make have something like Aclashia that makes it so that food doesn't stay in your stomach or some other disorder of that nature. The barf in the lungs or food going down the wrong tube can cause an infection in your lungs and kill you it sucks but I would hate to see you die. Please go to this link I found for you to read more about it. http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic175.htm
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2008
    • 11:45 AM
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