Someone wrote about coughing - I just can't remember who, so am starting this post.
I too get coughs and luckily the coughing bout started when I was with the Speech and Language therapist.
She noticed that my swallowing was not proper. She wants me to do Videofluoroscopy. After this she can give me exercises to be able to eat and talk better
A videofluoroscopy, or modified barium swallow, is one of the most effective ways of assessing your swallowing ability and finding exactly where the problem is.
An X-ray machine records a continuous moving X-ray on to video, allowing your swallowing problems to be studied in detail.
You'll be asked to swallow different types of food and drink of different consistencies, mixed with a non-toxic liquid called barium that shows up on X-rays.
A videofluoroscopy usually takes about 30 minutes. You may feel sick after the test, and the barium may cause constipation. Your stools may also be white for a few days as the barium passes through your system.
I hope this helps.