So about 4 yrs ago I had a incident where I got a piece of chicken stuck in my throat
. I wasn't choking, but I could feel it was there. I tried eating other stuff to get it down, but I just still felt something there even after drinking soda to try and wash it down. Well after that, I had issues eating, I could only eat soft foods bexcuse I felt like I was going to get food particles stuck in my throat. Well my mom helped me through it, told me food is my friend n it's all In my head. After a yr I was eating normal n was able to go to restaurants with friends n could eat anything I wanted. Well the other night, about 2 months ago, I was eating spaghettios, n I was lIle inhaling them because I was so hungry, n some started to go down my throat with out me swallowing. I didn't choke, I had coughed that back up but scared the crap out of me. Ever since then, I've had this issue with swallowing. It's like I eat, go to swallow, but my throat is like "wait!!! I'm not ready !" N I freeze. I chew a Lil more n can get it to go down. I'm fine when I wake up n eat I think because I myself n my muscles are relaxed . But after being up during the day I can't seem to eat easily. I tried been relaxed but, it still doesn't help. I know I'm obsessing over it, n it's mental, but it's starting to get worse because now I'm starting to think of it as I'm drinking whatever n sometimes I freeze n gag a little. I just want to be able to eat again with out worrying if my swallowing muscles are gping to work right. This is no way to live. It's so depressing. Thinking about seeing a therapist for this. Any suggestions?