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Problems swallowing

Postby Flora1966 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi..

I was wondering if anyone else had problems swallowing food? No matter how small I chew my food I always seem to choke on it!! :shock:

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Re: Problems swallowing

Postby masonsbarms » Fri May 11, 2012 6:51 pm

hi sometimes i do due to a very dry mouth

you should get it checked out wih gp
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Re: Problems swallowing

Postby Flora1966 » Fri May 11, 2012 7:03 pm

I'm seeing the nurse on Tuesday for some blood tests so I will prob mention it to her and see what she says.... :-D
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Re: Problems swallowing

Postby shazq » Sat May 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi
No i dont have any prob swallowing only get sore throats, you should see your GP about that.
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Re: Problems swallowing

Postby brook63 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:12 am

On occasions I have problems with swallowing, also problems with food or drink "going down the wrong way". My GP explained that when eating or drinking, as you swallow your oesophagus closes the passage to the lungs and opens the one to the stomach. This involves muscles at the back of your throat and entrance to the oesophagus to expand or contract - because Fibromyalgia involves the muscles as well as the joints, sometimes it does not respond as it should.

Flora1966 It is worth checking with your GP as Dysphagia, which is the medical term for problem swallowing, could be something else other than FM and this would need investigating.
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