Hi All x please can you help with some advice?? xxx
I’ve been having mild problems with swallowing for a quite a while - coming & going - mostly struggling when taking my gabapentin & baclofen.
They stick just below the adam’s apple bit - just above where the little bony dip is where your neck meets your chest - so it’s really hard to cough them back up - and of course they won’t go down - most uncomfortable!
For the last 2 months it’s got so bad they are now actually dissolving right there - tastes disgusting! Also more recently meat and rice are getting stuck there too! Fluids seem to go down ok x
Over this last week I’ve been waking at night choking on saliva and mucous that seems to be building up there now too - I have to sit up and drink lot’s of water to try to get it to go down. The choking is horrible - t’s getting really really scary now!
Anyway I just phoned my GP and he started with the fact I’ve got disc problems and that it won’t be that as disc problems don’t affect swallowing - he said the swallowing mechanism is complicated and is controlled directly by the brain.
He then mentioned a nasty car accident I had a few weeks ago and said that stressful events can trigger things!
He’s made me an appointment for 4th December but this is such a horrible feeling/sensation to put up with until then!
Any advice on what I can do in the meantime much appreciated??