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Why do I constantly choke on my food?
supersam721 posted:
Hi, I'm a 17yr old female in high school and I was wondering why I always choke on my food? It has been going on for about 4yrs now and is still continuing. It happens almost every time I eat. I will just be eating my dinner and then it happens. Like tonight for instance I was eating a taco and I was carefully chewing like I always do and all of a sudden I feel this burning feeling and it feels like several knives stabbing at my throat. Its a little hard to breathe. So when it feels like that I try and take a sip of whatever I'm drinking like water, sprite, powerade. But it just seems to make it worse. So I have to sprint to the bathroom and throw it up and everything that I had eaten at that moment comes up into a thick saliva and into the toilet. After that I can go back to eating normal until the next time I eat a meal. It doesn't seem to happen with soup, smoothies, or any other liquid. Just food. And it scares me greatly. I have had tests done to wear they would do an x-ray on my chest while I swallowed some barium I think its called, and they found nothing. I pray that we could just figure out what was wrong and that I don't die because of it. Just please anybody help me figure out whats wrong with me so I wont have to be afraid when I eat.
An_240941 responded:
Well I think milk would help with that feeling more than anything & maybe cut down on the spicy or acidic foods...that may help. Did your doctors consider acid reflux? Have you tried taking any meds for acid reflux?

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