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#1 susie54

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:29 AM

I know this sounds probably trivial, but I have tried twice having popcorn ( which I love) and I simply cannot eat it anymore. The first time was about a month ago and it took 16 hours before I even felt hungry . It completely shut my digestion down. So yesterday I just had a small cup and all night it kept coming up my throat . I guess too much fiber. Anyone have this problem?
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

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:28 AM

Hi Susie! I also love popcorn and sometimes have the "stuck in my throat" feeling after eating some. Have you tried not using salt?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:06 AM

Hi~
I also have problems eating popcorn. I do anyway :lol: I notice that when I drink A LOT of water with it, things aren't too bad.
Maybe that will help???
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:35 AM

I can eat popcorn with lots and lots of waterI just find it makes my stomach feel kinda full and bloated.The one thing I cannot swallow is Jello.It makes no sense to me.Kathy

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:55 AM

Susie,
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. :D I know - Gross!!!!

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:10 AM

Hi,

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,
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:50 AM

Hi Everyone,

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.
Margaret

#8 Heidi

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:43 AM

Hi Margaret,

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.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:54 AM

Yes, jello gets stuck as does even gulps of water :mellow: Crazy isn't it???
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 :lol:
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:44 AM

I cannot eat ham as the salt makes me heave but not always yet I can eat salted crisps , garlic I can no longer eat this really upsets me but I also get cravings for things I do not eat like beef and lamb I have not eaton this for years very strange lyndylou

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:47 AM

Oh ya, I'm right there with ya girl!! Really bummed me out too because I love popcorn and used to eat it nightly. Now I just can't. I immediately get reflux and pay for it digestion wise for days...............

Sorry you lost the privilege. :(
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#12 jefa

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

popcorn has been awkward for me, too. My latest problem, however, is salad, especially the lettuce with feathery leaves like rocket. I had to get up from the table and 'clear' a throat full of leafy particles that simply would not go down.

#13 Sheryl

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:02 AM

I too love popcorn. It is one of my favorite snacks. My gastro doctor said only two handfulls once a week if I really have to have it. Any more than that and the diverticulosis acts up. My guts hurt anyway but I sure like it. I pay the price usually. I need to only have it once or twice a month. Maybe, I need to just bite off the ball parts. I use to do that for my kids when they were little. So they wouldn't choke on the hulls or hard tacks. I guess we just have to cope with all our losses. Sheryl
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#14 susie54

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:50 AM

Wow, I am amazed that this subject would bring you all out to resond. I guess we all lLOVE POPCORN!!!!!!!! It was fun to munch on. I know that smaller amounts would help but even the popcorn in small amounts comes back up and doesn't digest.
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

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:19 PM

Hi Jefa,

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!

Warm wishes,
Heidi

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:19 AM

Wow this is interesting!!! Birdman loves popcorn and eats it often, he says he has no problem, we even take it when we go for his visits at Duke. Of all of his problems thankfully this isn't one of them because he really loves popcorn
Wife
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:13 PM

Popcorn is my secret sin. I'll have it up to 3x/week sometimes. I make a huge bowl, use a whole stick of real butter on it, sprinkle with salt, give my kids each a small bowl and finish off the rest myself.

There! I said it! :(

Yes, I know. I'm surprised I'm not dead yet too if not from the butter and salt alone.

*sigh*

I feel cleansed. Confession is good for the soul.

B

#18 CarriePan

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:41 AM

Dear Barefut...
<clapping> Be proud!!! lol Stand up and admit...I am a popcorn addict LOL I know I am! Can we start a group???
Carrie~
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:37 AM

My GI doctor also told me two years ago not to eat popcorn and I love it. He wanted me to give it up because of the hulls. I had a colonoscopy done and the hulls were still there even after drinking all of that "stuff". I have to have another colonoscopy in June. He will probably be upset with me so I'm really trying to give it up :) . Connie

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:52 AM

Popcorn, nuts, grainy breads, & saliva if I've had anything dairy. Those are the things that I seem to have a hard time getting down. I could eat some cereal for breakfast & 2 hours later, I'm eating something else & drinking in an attempt to get it down!

It is indeed frustrating.