No problems with swallowing, my worse symptom is the dystonia i get after eating(this only started occurring when I was switched to Stalevo, i believe I am allergic to the Comtan, it gave me every awful side effect imaginable.I had to wean myself off the drug, because the neurologist i was seeing, just cut me off; I was suicidal, lost one of my daughters during this time. And now I have very bad dystonia any time I eat anything. I also figured out that taking 2 to 4 Valium relieved my dystonic muscles enough so I wouldn't go mad with pain! Obviously, I had/have a Gastro-intestinal imbalance involved with the vegas nerve and my muscle groups, possibly the ph in my stomach is not acedic as it should be, but is alkaline letting in parasites, bacterial infections, etc. Does anyone else out there have anything that can help?