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Member Since 01 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2005 03:24 PM

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Choking On Food

16 March 2005 - 09:03 PM

I've been choking a lot when I eat. I don't think it is any particular food. It seems to get stuck as I try to swallow it.
I've always been a slow eater, but I am particularly slow the past couple of years. Not because of the fear of choking on food though. I just take a long while to chew and I guess I find it hard to swallow anything that's not completely mashed. :(

Meat just may be the hardest food for me to swallow. I really have a hard time with steak, so don't eat it too often.
Last night, it happened again, and really scared me. I was eating organic chicken drumsticks (pan fried in olive oil) with whole baby beans, sweet potato and Basmati rice.
I'm not sure if the rice is a problem for me. I get pain from normal white rice, so I don't eat it anymore.
I choked on a bite of the chicken, and had a hard time for a while before I could spit it out...sorry about the graphic details. :ph34r: ...but that's how it was, and often is.

My husband really doesn't know what to do what this happens, and so panics and bangs me on my back.. <_< where I hurt from fibromyalgia-type pain.

Does anyone know why I may be choking, and is this a common thing with celiac disease? Also, should I see a doctor about it?
My General Practicioner (GP) is the only doctor I see apart from if he refers me to a specialist. I feel that he isn't interested in my celiac disease problems, so I'm thinking of changing GPs.
Trouble is, as is probably the case with all of us, , my medical records are as long as both my arms put together. :(

Sorry this is so long. I know I'm having a whinge, but you guys are really all I've got to 'talk' to.

Other Intolerences

03 January 2005 - 10:34 PM

:unsure: I'm wondering why some people have just the gluten intolerence and that's it, while others have a lot of other food/medication intolerences.

Are some people more pre-disposed to having the added problems? Maybe it's their family background? I have a few problems with other food and medications, so I thought I might get some answers here.

I've had a few sicknesses as a child which I'm now wondering may have weakened my immune system. Or was my immune system weak in the first place, and therefore I got these sicknesses easily??

I have had mumps, chickenpox, tonsilitis, appendisitis (which were found tucked up near my ribs), scarlet fever, shingles, endometriosis, hypothyroidism. I also had to have a hysterectomy in 2001.
I also had what I think was glandular fever at 21. It was like really bad tonsilitis and I was soooo sick. The glands in my neck were very swollen and painful, and I couldn't eat anything.
By the way, I'm 48 now.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear from you. I get a bit confused. <_< :huh:

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