Can't Eat Popcorn Anymore!
Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:29 AM
Also, past few months about 30 minutes after I eat, I have to constantly clear my throat and have a hard time talking due to it. It almost feel like congestion but I have found it is related to eating.Susie54
Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:28 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:06 AM
I also have problems eating popcorn. I do anyway I notice that when I drink A LOT of water with it, things aren't too bad.
Maybe that will help???
Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:35 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:55 AM
Why I can't eat popcorn is not for the same reason. I always choke on the corn coatings. They get stuck in my throat and it takes forever to get it unstuck.
Kathygirl - Jello? That's interesting. Of course I'm one of those that still eats Jello like she did as a little girl. I swish it through my teeth making it a liquid before I swallow it. I know - Gross!!!!
Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:10 AM
Popcorn is also one of those things I can not eat either....for one, as others have said, it gets stuck in my throat and it also fills up my stomach and seems to take forever to move through so that I feel hungry again. Other things I have trouble swallowing are scrambled eggs (the little pieces get stuck), biscuits (when they crumble, the little pieces again get stuck), rice (unless it has a lot of some kind of sauce on it). For me, anything that has little pieces to it is likely to get stuck.
Warm wishes to all,
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:50 AM
OK....you got me interested in this. You can actually feel small stuff like popcorn, rice, biscuit pieces, etc, stuck in your throats? Gareth says 'it's stuck' but I thought it was a sensation....like a big lump in your throat. I had no idea little stuff would cause problems. He's been doing OK on that vasodialator....I give it to him before a big meal like supper or lunch. He hasn't complained in a week about his esophagus hurting.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:43 AM
For me, it is actually having little pieces that get stuck. When that happens, I have to bring it back up or try to wash it down with water. Sometimes I also have a feeling of stuck food that is more in the center of my esophagus and again, I work hard to get whatever is there to move by drinking lots of water. I hope this helps.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:54 AM
Small meals is better for my stomach. I've cut out white flour, potatoes, white rice, dairy with fat and diet soda. I still cheat with a piece of chocolate now and then. When I do eat those trigger foods, I wake up the next morning swollen and cranky. Sometimes it's worth it
Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:44 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:47 AM
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:16 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:02 AM
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:50 AM
Swallowing is a real issue here for all of us. I think as far as swallowing, I am doing better than most of you. I only that stuck in throat feeling once inawhile. But this clearing the throat 30 minutes after I eat is driving me crazy. SUsie54
Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:19 PM
Yup, lettuce is another one that I can not eat...it ALWAYS gets stuck and ALWAYS comes back up when I do get it down!
Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:19 AM
Julie (Bird Lady)
Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:13 PM
There! I said it!
Yes, I know. I'm surprised I'm not dead yet too if not from the butter and salt alone.
I feel cleansed. Confession is good for the soul.
Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:41 AM
<clapping> Be proud!!! lol Stand up and admit...I am a popcorn addict LOL I know I am! Can we start a group???
Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:37 AM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:52 AM
It is indeed frustrating.