Hi everyone. I’m a lurker first time poster. I’m in the process of being diagnosed. My doctor says she’s positive I have fibro and she’s treating me as such and I’ve recently been diagnosed with a low thyroid and have been on medication for that since January. I’ve recently returned to work after a seven month absence and tbh I’m finding it hard going but I’m not ready to give it up yet, anyway, I’m having trouble swallowing. Not all the time but more often than usual. Food goes down the wrong way and I end up having a coughing fit. I was just wondering if anyone else has the same problem and is it a fibro thing.
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I am also having this problem,I live alone and started choking on a crumb one day,it was so bad I thought I was having an asthma attack,although I do not have asthma, I could not speak so thought I cannot phone an ambulance,found an old inhaler of my sons and in desperation used that and eventually I could breath normally,definitely the scariest point in my life.I have a fantastic gp and he has made a referral to clinic to have it checked,I would suggest you do the same,feels like my throat is being squeezed tight and also cough and breathe differently,also have thyroid disease and a node in there,dont leave it just because its fibro related,get it checked.😉
I have severe asthma but I’ve had these TOTAL STOP BREATHING episodes 3 times in the last 12 months triggered by a drip of vinegar on a beetroot on one, & goodness knows what with the other two. Absolutely terrifying. It went on for about a minute I think. I called the ambulance with my case alarm cos I couldn’t speak. Thankfully my NEB I always have fired up, brought me back. It feels like one of these times I will be gone.. A&E had thought it was maybe a bronchial spasm. Resp Professor @ Southampton is mistified. One of these days that will be IT! There’s no lead up to it..
Thanks everyone. I’ll get it checked just to be safe. I do have a gland in my neck that has remained swollen since all of my problems started back in 2015. I had a cold that lasted 3 months which turned into the worst sore throat I’ve ever had; the glands in my neck were very swollen and sore but this one gland has never gone down so it makes sense it might affect my ability to swallow.I’ll definitely get my doctor to check it out. Thanks again🙂
Hi there and welcome to the forum I a m hoping you will enjoy reading the posts and joining in the chat , lovely well run forum I’ve made some nice friends along the way and found lots of helpful tips from the members too. I would differently speak to your doctor for a piece of mind as I’m sure a coughing fit cannot be very nice , I do read a lot of Fibro sufferers seem to have gastric problems , I was tested and they found a hiastas hernia speaking to family etc they seem to be very common. Keep us posted how you get along , if you would like to lock your posts here’s a helpful link healthunlocked.com/fibromya... xx