Patty

Choking Anyone?

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sorry but its me yet again!! I have been choking a lot more lately and I notice that it happens more if I am eating food that crumbs like ground meat, crackers etc etc. Anyone else have tis happen and what do you do about it. Also should I put a call inot my GI about this?

 

Hugs,

Patty


Hugs,

Patty

 

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Hello Patty,

Have you had a Barium Swallow recently? This is a good test for motility. You might mention the symptoms to your Dr. at the next visit and see what they recommend.


*WestCoast*

 

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Patty,

I choke at least once a day. My husband says - chew your food - which is suppposed to be a helpful reminder but most of the time I choke on air, or nothing.

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Peanut,

 

You have a way with words - have you ever thought of being a comedian? :)

 

I'm really sorry that both of you are having problems with choking. That has to be a scary feeling.

 

Erin has a good thought. A Barium swallow might not be a bad idea.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Patty,

 

Last year the corporate stock for Cream of Wheat went sky high thanks to me, but this year I can get actual grownup food down. Swallowing still doesn't come without some effort, but there are times when the choking eases up, and maybe you'll also find some relief. Of course check with the doctor since it might become more problematic at some point, and you don't need more trouble on top of everything else you have going!

 

Hi Peanut,

 

Yeah, I hate those enormous molecules of "nothing" getting stuck too!

 

Take care y'all, and best wishes to everyone,

 

Elehos

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Hi,

It's been such a long time since I have been here -

 

But yes, definetly check with your gastro first.......

 

I also suffer from this choking problem and it depends on the food - I also find ground meat very difficult to get down......

 

Wishing you the best..........HUGS.........Donna B)

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I have found that drinking water with mouthfuls of small particles helps to get them down, though sometimes I even choke on water. It gets worse when my esophagus is more irritated, like when I fall off the low acid wagon with very spicy foods or lots of tomatoes. Good to see you back and posting, Donna.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

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Hi everyone!!

 

Thanks for all the replies. I will call my GI Monday and see what she wants to do. I had kind of thought that I would wait on this because I am due for the full day of testing in a couple months but I guess this is not good to keep happening so I guess it won't hurt to call her.

 

Welcome back to the forum Donna.

 

Hugs,

Patty


Hugs,

Patty

 

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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WOW - There is so much in the forum this morning that describes my evening and morning!

Choking - YES! About once a day and about 90% of the time when I'm drinking or eating something. This morning when eating my first bite of fruits/soy/nuts breakfast, a little piece of almond got caught at the top of the esophagus and for the life of me, I couldn't get it to go down. I had to leave the room I was grossly coughing trying to get it unstuck. Water didn't help so I forced myself to drink a little soy milk and I guess the thickness of that forced it on down. UGH! I hate it when that happens!

 

BTW - the other 10% of the time is when I get so involved in my work that I forget to breathe! :blink:

 

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

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Hi Everybody!

Patty, I've had that trouble too...I got diagnosed with Sjogrens a while back, but believe I've had it for quite some time. Anyway, I credit it for some of that. Others have already mentioned that they usually have something on hand to drink while eating. Yes, for sure, the crumbly things, dry things, etc. seem to cause the most trouble.

I hope your doctor can get an answer for you soon!

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

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Hi Everyone,

I had a barium swallow test, which revealed that I have no esophagus/swallowing problems, yet on the day this post started I had the worst swallowing/choking/coughing fit ever. It took a half an hour to struggle to breathe while calming my panicking body down. That’s what I get for eating more than one cracker at a time. Back to baby food.

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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hey Pam,

 

I talked to the APRN today and shes going to talk to the GI when he comes in tomorrow. She feels that I won't need more tests at this point as I have already had most of them. She thinks I will have to go on a protein pump med. She will call me back tomorrow. I will let you know what happens. Thanks for thinking of me!!

 

Hugs,

Patty


Hugs,

Patty

 

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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