Swallowing hurts

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i have not had a cold, feel find, throat is not sore at all, but im struggling swallowing, hurts on one side more than the other, liquids hurt too. Any one experienced this ?

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    Hi christine63500

    I have this problem quite regularly. I have been told that it is a form of spasm. When it happens, I tend to drink cold fluids for a while. I find that this helps.

    I don't know about yourself, but I find that sometimes it feels like I have a small lump on the one side as well...does this sound familiar?

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      hi mark yes definitely feels like a small lump too, its odd because its not every single time i swallow and sometimes sort of depends the position my neck is in - sounds mad and hard to explain. didnt you find swallowing cold fluids hurt too? how long do this spasms last with you ?
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      I have this problem at least 3-4 times a day. Most of the time I have cold drinks, whether it is cold tea, coffee or water and food I tend to suck frozen peas.

      If I try anything that is warm/hot during a spasm then I start to choke and start losing my breath.

      But I have noticed that my airway has started to narrow as well. As of yet I have not done anything about this as I seem able to cope at the moment.

      But by all means get yourself checked out. I won't go just yet as I am dealing with plenty at the moment in relation to medical issues and don't need anymore yet, as I am being treated by three hospital's at this time.

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    you could have glands up on one side of your throat ,thats good because it means there doing there job and tryin gto fight something of .

    if it gets worse see your gp find out what your dealing with then maybe someone will have some better advice . you can try using a silver and saline nasel spray and the same in  sore throat spray . i think silver works well for most things .razz

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