For many years, I've had throat problems due to MS. At times, the swallowing mechanism reaches up and grabs food before I've thoroughly chewed it. At other times, a small seed or nut is lodged in my throat, leaving the sensation it is still there even when the choking coughs have dislodged it. All this has caused me much embarrassment as food is often splattered around by the coughs. Not a pretty sight.
And now... last Sunday, I was in bed, lolling after a nice cup of tea. No sensation of choking or lodged er… tea! But, of its own accord (pun intended) my throat closed. Thus I could neither breathe or speak. It felt like many minutes, lasted seconds. I thumped DH just so he would know distress was present. Then I reached for a glass of water, and happily my throat allowed the sip through, followed by many thankful swallows.
My throat has tightened to various degrees since Sunday so I await a chat with a GP this afternoon.
It's just another one of those things that are sent to try us...
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.
Just a quick query. I think I'm in a relapse as I had some instanced of vertigo two weeks ago (had about 4 -5 episodes all in one morning with nausea and vomiting). Saw the MS nurse the next day and can't find anything so are thinking it may not be MS related. Now I have double vision when I wake up (seems to sort itself out I think) but I also have blurry vision in the left eye. The hospitlal don't think it's serious enough to prescribe steroids and say I should let it run its course.
That I can handle. I have my stick to help with walking since balance is all off and I'm able to get to work fine. But the worrying one is this. Does anyone know why the right side of my tongue feels numb and why food and drink tastes so wrong? I tried some chocolate as I fancied some but after two squares I had to put it away as it tasted revolting.
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