Digestive Disorders :: Choking On Swallowing Liquids

Sep 13, 2013

I am a 34 year old female with a swallowing problem. I have had it for many years, it comes and goes.When I have any cold, flu or sickness it is worse and I choke so bad on liquid that I fall in the floor and can't catch my breath.I get scared after and I cry.I know this sounds crazy but I think for sure it will probably be how I die.I can even sip on liquids and it feels like I am going to choke. I have spit out liquids many times just because I couldn't swallow them.

Yes, I have stomach issues, but even on medication this problem never stopped. I have had tested on my throat ,I was even choking on the barium swallow and everything came back normal.It is my body however and I know there is a problem with my throat but no body believes me. I am tired of going to the doctors going through the same procedures 4 and 5 times and paying big amounts of money only to be told there is nothing they can do.I am at my wits end and feel hopeless. Can anyone explain this problem? Or am I alone?

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I even saw an Oral Pathologist whop said same thing - I know candida comes to mind but she said I have none of that.

So question is what is causing this? It's everytime I eat, no matter what even crackers that feeling of yuck like you feel like you want to vomit.

Any insight?

ps I have done an ultrasound and ct scan of abdomen, nothing found back in March for the record other than small polyps in gallbladder measuring 5 mm which again all docs dismiss as not being an issue.

Also had ct x ray done on lung and thorax area no abnormalities.

Had a lymph node biopsy as well, all they said was hyperplasma lymph node.

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I eat fairly healthy. Organic foods, very little dairy, cutting down on wheat, lots of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, spring mix, carrots, etc.), not too much meat (often just chicken). One thing I eat quite a bit of is Japanese sweet potatoes, sliced and baked (sometimes with the inside of the skin getting black). I also exercise quite often (biking, running, weight training, etc.)

My main concern is that I could possibly have stomach cancer. Is this possible? I've read the other symptoms but it seems like they're only obvious once the cancer is in the later stages.

Or could it be something else? And if so, what would cause such minor nausea with no other apparent symptoms?

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Should I be worried.. should I just wait this out? Is it trapped wind or a backlog of something i ate that taking ages to digest. Am going to start taking Inner Health Plus tomorrow. Does twisting torso to left unwind the colon?

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Despite the doctor's calmness and no sense of urgency I can't help but to worry about my wife's condition. She finds it difficult to swallow food and sometimes feel little aching on that part of her neck.

I've always thought that eastern medical practices (here in the Philippines) are different from that in the west. And if I am right I'd like to consult here with somebody who can give us some advice on what to do/eat naturally and what to avoid.

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Everything I read points to something bad - ALS, brain tumors, etc. I am crying and crying I am so scared. The doctor doesn't know and won't' rule anything out until I have the swallowing evaluation (barium) and the ENT visit.

Also scaring me into thinking it is ALS is that I have had problems with my voice for several months, hoarseness, can't project, people can't hear me, I always have to repeat myself, I stumble and slur over words..

I'm scared of the swallow test, I read you have to drink 3 ounces of water as fast as you can. It makes me cry to think about that, it will take me 10 minutes.

I am so scared, can anyone give me any reassuring words? Has anyone ever had something like this happen and it wasn't serious?

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