Patient Comments: Swallowing - Cause


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Comment from: Criza, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I was just recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis after having upper endoscopy (EGD). My problems started as food was getting stuck in my throat, which would happen twice a year at least. Recently, it’s been happening almost every day and the pain of food stuck, then moving up and down in my throat would make me tear up. And I would be like this for maybe 10 or 20 minutes until it slowly clears up. During this episode I’m able to breathe and speak except at times I start regurgitating saliva.

Comment from: Kazza69, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 04

I just searched on YouTube how to fix (most) costochondritis and Tietze’s syndrome. There is a part 1 and part 2. I've had costochondritis for 5 years and am now pain free thanks to this guy, it is standard practice in New Zealand and seems to be a mystery condition elsewhere. I purchased the Backpod and have been amazed at the results. It has worked for me so just want to tell as many people as possible who have this awful, painful condition. Hope this helps.

Comment from: Difficulty swallowin, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: October 01

My dad has difficulty swallowing and they say it is cancer. I'm having a hard time with it. I'm so sad for him, he's been through misery and I'm tired of seeing him suffer.

Comment from: KristyF, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have swallowing problems. I have self-determined it is acid reflux caused by coffee drinking.

Comment from: bprina, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 25

I'm glad I found this forum because my doctor said I had sprained my tailbone as the x-ray revealed no fracture. He said I would get better in three weeks. Like most of you, it hurt to walk and I had to use my arms to press on my thighs to get up. My buttock cheeks hurt every day. However, I am getting a bit better. After week one, I saw a chiropractor and have been seeing him 2 or 3 times a week. He has suggested a CT scan for a better perspective. I am 25 percent better after 3 weeks, but the nights are hardest. The chiropractor uses a massage machine on my buttock cheeks and that helps a little. I'm taking supplements and sitting on sheep’s skin. Fleece works well also. I would say, get an x-ray and see a reputable chiropractor to prevent scar tissue formation. We all have to just hang in there and be really careful from now on.

Comment from: Usman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 30

My problem is that I can't chew, and my jaws are not working strongly. After 2 or 3 bites I feel tiredness in my mouth.

Comment from: Stomach pain , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have been suffering from dysphagia for about the last 5 years and it is so annoying to me.

Comment from: Donald, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

I have sinus problems, running nose, and when I eat I have trouble swallowing. I have had this for a long time.

Comment from: Christy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I believe my swallowing problems are from the use of albuterol for my asthma. It's been going on for about 4 months. I need to find a doctor to look into it. The endoscope saw nothing.

Comment from: Deepwater, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

I have had bad enough swallowing problems where food was sticking even in my voice box... only able to make squeaking noises and gasping for air. Finally I got three upper endoscopies which enlarged my esophagus and solved the problem.

Comment from: tallfunnygirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

Lately when eating (not always, but intermittently), I seem to choke on my food. I am not taking large bites or trying to swallow without chewing. It has happened often enough that it has me concerned. It's embarrassing. I've also noticed and have been monitoring my BP as my diastolic has been running in the 50s lately which is highly abnormal given that I've been hypertensive for years. I have episodes of syncope and have spent a week in the cardiac unit with no significant results. I wonder of all this could be related.


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Comment from: Ernie J, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

My swallowing problems started after lung surgery. The breathing tube was left in for a full 24 hours. I woke up several times and asked (in writing) that it be removed. The next morning, it was removed and I have been experiencing difficulty in swallowing ever since.

Comment from: Velvetss24, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

Over the last ten years I have been having problems while eating. It happened very infrequently at first but as of late it is happening several times a week. It begins with difficulty swallowing followed by an inability to catch my breath. I begin to have symptoms of hiccups, but still have a hard time catching my breath. Then my mouth fills up with saliva and I have to vomit. The food is stuck in my throat where an Adams apple would be if I were a man. I have tried to narrow it down to a type of food, thinking maybe I am having an allergic reaction to something but it is not just one food and it is not all of the time. I thought it was nerves, but I really don't have anything to be nervous about. I have had several test in the past drinking a milky substance. This is very embarrassing to run out of the room gasping for air and holding in the vomit not to mention puking in restaurant bathrooms.

Comment from: glen, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 27

Within the past year I have been having problems while eating. It happened very infrequently at first but as of late it is happening several times a week. It begins with difficulty swallowing followed by an inability to catch my breath. I begin to have symptoms of hiccups, but still no way to catch my breath. The only thing that I can do to alleviate the problem is to vomit even just a little bit. Maybe someone can relate to this. It is very embarrassing to run out of the room gasping.

Comment from: moses Baloyi, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I have a difficulty swallowing solid food and my back is always in pain. I usually had swallowing problems since I was young then O became well as time went by. Then it started this year again.

Comment from: LA Dave, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 10

My dysphasia was caused by intensive radiation to treat base of tongue cancer. I have been cancer free for almost two years and have undergone deep tissue stimulation without success.

Comment from: 65-74 Female Published: May 10

I fell in November 2010. Among other hurts, it felt like I pulled a muscle in my chest right under my left breast. Since then, a lot of times when I eat, it feels like it is stuck in my throat. Even when I drink, it feels like the food is still there. And sometimes when I sit bending over in a chair my chest hurts.

Comment from: n.melor, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 11

As a previous polio sufferer I have been wheel-chair bound for 60 yrs. Sometimes, esp. at bedtime, when I swallow, saliva goes down the wrong way and I suffer a coughing fit which lasts for hours.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

Six weeks after having a level 4-5 cervical fusion I was diagnosed with dysphagia. My symptoms were first dismissed as anxiety but after losing 15 pounds because I kept choking on my food I had a video swallow exam. I will be working with a speech therapist.

Comment from: eldora, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

After my hiatal hernia surgery I began to have liquids and now I trouble swallowing please inform.


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