Hi everyone. I have recently started to to find it difficult to speak when I get tired. I feel as though my lips are rubber and saliva starts to come out of the corners of my mouth. My speech sounds a bit slurred. I've had a swallowing problem for many years, but my speech has always been fine. Does anyone else experience this just when they get tired, with normal speech the rest of the time? Many thanks to anyone who replies.
I'm in state this morning, my speech isn't slurred or anything but I feel as if when I open my mouth nothing might come out. So far it's ok and my thought process is ok, but I'm terrified.
Anyone else had similar?
Had a long day yesterday with Neuro, Speech and language and dieticians and feeling like death today lol
Short story is I'm loosing my ability to swallow and the throat goes into spasm blocking the airways so I basically I struggle for breath While the breathing thing happens maybe once, twice a month the Doctors are not over concerned about that it more about making sure I get food, outcome is they would like to introduce a Peg for feeding to supplement the soft food diet.
I just wanted to know if anyone has a peg and what are the pros and cons they have found ?
Lately, I've been getting a sort of scratchy feeling in my throat where I feel like I need to swallow constantly, it tends to happen once I lie down. I also seem to have been choking a bit more often, not proper choking obviously, but that kind of coughing and feeling like you can't breathe because somethings gone down the wrong way. It's not always with food sometimes it just happens. I've noticed these two things over recent months. The choking I've kind of wondered if it was MS related but figured I was probably just looking in to it too much, the extra swallowing thing I thought was probably down to smoking but then last night I did wonder if it could be MS related. So I just wanted to ask if anyone else has experienced such things?
Problems with swallowing are pretty much my biggest fear with MS so I'm probably just being paranoid.
Founded in 2004, MS People UK is a community website and discussion forum by and for people with Multiple Sclerosis as well as for friends, families, supporters and those interested in this disabling condition.
If you’re newly diagnosed or want to ask about possible first symptoms, or if you’ve had Relapse Remit, Secondary or Primary Progressive MS for some time, a welcoming group of fellow MS sufferers is here to chat with you about MS symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
The atmosphere is friendly whilst being compassionate, supportive and caring. Members also post about a variety of subjects not related to MS, as well as share jokes, talk about their hobbies, have fun, and more.
The MS People Forum is not responsible for advice or information supplied by members. We suggest you seek medical advice before trying anything.