hi I'm new here. Have had ataxia for some 40 years, undiagnosed for some 20 years. SC without a number. Have seen Dr Giunti in the past. Now experiencing problems swallowing. I choke too which is frightening. When actually choking, the object (in this case gum) feels as if it is stuck at the top of my throat.
Your advice please, specially my husband wants to know what he should do.
I have also had ataxia symptoms for about 3 years but the choking is recent. I choked really badly the other day and I noticed that I have to concentrate on one thing at a time.e.g. I can't laugh or talk at the same time as eating or drinking. On occasion I've noticed that a fizzy drink or suckling a menthol sweet has helped.