Swallowing problems?

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Sammantha

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I never feel like i have a lump in my throat but when i drink i have to swallow twice like it gets caught in my throat or does not make it all the way down on one swallow. Food sometimes feels larger like a pill going down my throat when i swallow or like my throat is dry and i can feel the food make its way down? Does this sound like ALS swallowing difficulty or something else?
 

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It sounds like you see a gastro maybe you have a reflex problem with a narrowing of the esphogest Pat
 

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Sammantha,

On the last clinic visit, my husband did the swallow test with the pathologist. He had to swallow twice while drinking one swallow of water. This is part ofthe bulbar symptoms.
 

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Thanks for the replies, two years ago i had what the doctors thought was either a peptic ulcer,esopheageal spasm or costochondritis..... They did ct scan and barium swallow they were normal.... I have never had another episode of spasm or severe heartburn..... Now i just have what i describe in my thread... Thanks..... I guess i should tell my neuro's about this, just another thing i never thought was important to tell them......Neuro's take everything you say with a grain of salt anyway. I guess my brisk reflexes were enough because they never asked me about swallowing problems although my EMG doc did! He was the nicest guy/doc....
 
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