Swallowing problems due to anxiety

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Trouble swallowing food very uncomfortable can only manage soft foods ie shepherd's pie

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    hi June

    this is what I had didn't eat for about 3 weeks chewing gum helps and sipping water it will get better u learn to cope with it and not panic so much

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    Hi June ,

    This is horrible , it will go eventually .

    You can also get an anxiety thing where you cant make yourself swallow without panic , or you feel theres something stuck in your throat .

    Its dreadful what anxiety does .

    Take care and remember it will pass

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      This has been going on since beginning of August it is so uncomfortable to swallow get alot of mucus etc in the throat and excessive saliva. Been on citalopram for 10 weeks. Had numerous test endoscopy and swallow tests all normal

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    Try to worry, its just anxiety....continue to eat soft foods that slip down and plenty of water. How many weeks in are you with medication?

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      It won't last forever . Ive had something called Globus hystericus off and on since i was a child , and still cant swallow tablets easily .

      An episode of it can last months .

      Or it could be a side effect from the Citalopram .

      Youve had all the medical tests .

      It will go eventually when you dont even realise .

      Its uncomfortable but its nothing sinister . Take care

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      It will stop eventually. I have episodes pf retching and sometimes throw up with anxiety. Just try not to worry about it. I try to be humourous about the retching to take the stress away from it

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