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yaelchai

Anyone Choke When Eating Certain Foods?

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For years (many years before being diagnosed with celiac), every few months when I am eating I have had a feeling of food being stuck in my chest and then I vomit to be able to continue eating. This happens when I eat raw carrots (every time) and sometimes when I eat other foods. I finally spoke to my doctor about it, and she said since it has been happening for 10 years and has not gotten any worse, I shouldn't worry about it. (I did have an endoscopy when I had a colonoscopy that was fine.)

Recently I've been wondering if this could have anything to do with celiac (or damage I might have incurred from it)? Has anyone else had this problem?

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I have a friend here that has something similar. Her problem has to do with the sphincter muscle that leads into the stomach. Hers was so tight she had surgery to cut it enough to loosen it.. which changed the foods she was able to eat.

Hers was so bad(tight) that, in the end, she couldn't get Ensure down and sometimes water. Initially it was foods that were in pieces and would 'catch' or get caught above the sphincter.

I don't know if this is your problem.. but I offer it for you to consider..


Anemia and IBS through my life

2005 Joint pain, exhaustion, general feeling of not being well 2006 Beginning of testing for everything but Celiac 2008 Bloating, more muscle stiffness, feeling sicker, more exhausted-testing 'normal' 2010 March insides begin to shut down, cough that won't go away 2010 June Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, biopsy - all show no problems

Self diagnosed gluten intolerant - went gluten free. Within 3 days feeling better.

After 5 days - insides began to move

Now - feel better than I have felt for 15 years (except when I gluten myself.. which I'm good at)

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There are other disorders that seem to go along with Celiac. Barret's esophagus, Eosinophilic Esophagitus, a hernia, and sphinter issues can cause difficulty with swallowing food.

I would not just blow it off because "It hasn't gotten any worse" like the doctor said. It may be ten years of damage that can finally be diagnosed now because of better doctor knowledge.


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I have a problem sometimes where food seems to get stuck going down, right above 6he stomach. I suppose that could be the sphincter muscle. or weakness in the muscles of the esophagus. It used to happen more often for me, but is fairly rare now. It was always worse when I was gassed up in the stomach. I don't know if it is caused by nerve damage from malabsorption or something else. A glass of water helps me out when it happens.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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It sounds just like eosophilic esophagitis (EE). My husband has EE and I have celiac. We share a GI doc, and he has seen a lot of patients with celiac develop EE and vice versa.

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