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I have been a Vegetarian all my 70 plus years. Only recently in past three years I have had a condition where while eating I have to stop eating as a closing up of my throat occurs and if rested about two minutes, I feel a relaxing of my throat muscles and I can continue to eat fine.

But if I have to swallow things are worse. Usually I am forced to swallow. I try to hold back the urge to swallow but can't always. If I swallow even my unconscious desire not voluntary condition causes me to throw up. When the pain stops, It is a relaxing of my throat muscles and I know from that moment that I can continue eating just fine. I have no need to throwup.

I try to eat slow, small bytes, throughly chew, drink liquids. correct upright posture. All I detect can't help me to avoid problem on only occasions. This condition does not happen always at any certain eating sitting.

My second condition was several months apart from the first. Likewise for the third and so forth but now recently, they are closer together, maybe about each fourth time of eating. Or twice per week. I never eat an evening meal. I have a good breakfast. a good lunch as my main meal.
I never have smoked, never took drugs that were not prescriptions. I have always slept great. No problems what so ever. I have been married for over 46 years with Five grown children with 18 grandchildren.

I have been to several medical Doctors and they have had me to drink this awful simulated liquid as the xrays and scans were taken. They have found nothing as my condition does not ever happen when drinking, only while eating a meal.

I have now over the past three years results been able to know and feel my throat close up and about to cause me to throwup so I stop eating immediately and just rest. If I can rest long enough without swallowing, then my throat will relax after a couple of minutes and I am okay. But each time I have to swallow the problem gets worst. The more I swallow, I am not talking about swallowing any food, just the normal mouth salava. The worst the throat closure occurs and causes me to throwup.

If I can catch that feeling of my throat earlier enough then I relax and stop eating and try not to swallow then all is okay. I know that if I do not swallow for at least two minutes, I'll be okay. I can also feel my throat release and its joyful that its over. I can then eat again right then.

I have no name for my condition, as the Doctors could not pin a name on it.

Thank you for taking time to read my condition. I have been a College Professor, Am retired now. Also I am a retired Commercial Pilot. Now working as a Communications Consultant and a State Inspector. Thank you.. Professor Yonce..
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replied November 15th, 2007
Extremely eHealthy
Sounds like you've had a rough road. Have you thought about keeping a food diary to see if you can pinpoint if a certain food might be causing this problem?
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replied November 15th, 2007
I have never considered taking a diary of the things eaten because I eat the same things at meals. It does happen and then it does not happen. No different food.
When the throat closing occurs, It was the same menu items as before that did not
cause a problem.
Example. Cereal with cut up Bananna with whole milk. Always for Breakfast.
That same item sometimes causes problem and many times not a problem.
That's the reason I started eating slower, smaller bytes. Correct erect posture.
The problem still occurs. Most of the time a small case of hicups occur but not always. Thank you. Professor Yonce..
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replied February 4th, 2009
I have the same symptons...
I hope some one out there knows why and what the condition is. The first time my throat closed, I thought I just swallowed too much food. It was cream of wheat. I almost past out because the food kept swelling in my throat. I had to throw up to keep alive. It didn't happen again for weeks and now it's almost every time I eat. It's only when I eat and it don't matter what it is. When I try to drink, I can't swallow and the water just tries to come back up. I no longer have acid reflux because I had lap-band surgery. It's not due to my surgery because it started a year before that. most of the time I sneeze or hick-up or start coughing when it happens. A lot of the times i feel like I'm going to pass out. I did have severe acid reflux for over 20 years, I wonder if this is due to damage caused by that. I also have a condition called Nerofybromatosis (spelling??)I have tumors on my nerves everywhere including my neck and throat area. No insurance to get any testing done. If anyone has any info on this please write me.

Thanks, Dawn
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replied February 11th, 2009
I have the same problem
I'm not a vegetarian but I have similar symptoms. Like you said, it is sparatic and not always with the same foods. Although there are some foods that seem to trigger it more than others. This might sound kind of gross but I sometimes feel like it is triggered from a buildup of mucus in my throat that blocks my passage. I haven't seen a doctor because this hasn't been real serious for me...just a little embarrassing when I'm in public and have to run to the bathroom or worse don't make it to the bathroom. (That has happened once or twice.) I'd love to know if this is some kind of condition or if there's a solution to it.
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replied September 18th, 2011
I have this exact same condition, its very scary and when I throw up it is usually just mucus and sometimes it is entirely what I just ate. It is very embarrassing for me and has been happenning every couple of weeks...have you found anything that has helped?
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replied March 2nd, 2009
My husband has the same thing
The vomiting started out once in a while, now it is almost with every meal. Please tell me if any of you have found relief.
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replied October 8th, 2009
Throat closes when eating
My husband and his grandfather have the same thing. They will eat dinner, then their throat will close then they vomit. it is very very scary, looks like they are choking.
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replied February 22nd, 2010
It doesn't look like anyone has found the source of this problem? I have the exact same issue. It most often happens when I am eating meat, but it's very inconsistent and I can eat the same thing five times and only have this happen once. I will feel my throat close up and start choking and typically have to vomit in order to breathe again, which can be very scary. As someone else mentioned it can be very embarrassing if it happens at a restaurant or someone's home. Sometimes I can resolve the problem by (very painfully) force-swallowing water, this will work usually if I just have noticed the condition starting, but if I don't do it right away then swallowing water will just make me vomit again.
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replied April 2nd, 2010
Unknown stomach and vomiting problem
Throat constricts, terrible pain in diaphram, excessive salivation until the point of vomiting. After vomiting I have pangs in stomach. When swallowing pain in diaphram area for a couple days then I''m back to normal for a couple weeks, then it all starts again. I''ve been to two gastro specialist and had every test known. edoscope, colonos., stomach emptying test, cat scan, utra sound on liver, kidney & gallblatter. checked for h pilori on both endoscopes. Breath test performed.
No one can figure out what is wrong? This has been going on for approx. 2 years now. The condition is coming on right now, and I will probably vomit tommorow or the next day, then be fine for 2 more weeks. Does anyone have any symptoms like this. Your help would be very very much appreciated. Sometimes coughing up mucous out of lungs helps for a short period.
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replied April 21st, 2010
I have almost the same symptoms, I''ve had this since I was around 5 years old, and I remember I ate a cashew and my throat closed and the pain wouldn''t go away for several hours. I now have it more frequent than ever. I''ve been put on medicine for acid reflux but it never worked. I''ve had bariatric swallows and they never showed anything. I''ve been told by doctors that it''s probably just stress but I can be sitting alone watching tv eating grapes and I get it. I''ve taken a diary but it''s always at different times with different foods. I''ve never met anyone with the same problem so I''m glad to know that I''m not the only one but I wish for my sake and everyone on here''s sake that a cure of some sort could be found because it can really hurt sometimes!
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replied May 25th, 2010
my throat also closes up when eating
I am 28 and have the same problem. I only remember this happening within the past year or so, but it is now happening 2-3 times a week, sometimes daily. It happened once while I was pregnant and driving my 8-yr old daughter to girlscouts...I had to pull over off the road and thought I was going to pass out...I had taken a bite and felt the tightening so I took a drink to wash it down and then I couldn't swallow or breath, eventually I threw up (again, while driving)...VERY scary for both me and my daughter. It happened again tonight while I was in a restaraunt eating with a friend. She's pre-med and suggested an ENT, but with these posts I'm not very encouraged. Can people please post their ages and any history of other neck problems? I had thyroid cancer and surgery when I was 19...however when I mentioned this problem to my endocrinologist he said nothing shows up on the ultrasound so its not the cancer...but can offer no other solutions. if anyone gets any clues to what may be causing this, please post!!!
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replied July 3rd, 2010
I've gotten it sporadically for 20 years -- usually when I eat rice, potatoes, or nuts. Especially rice though. I actually just got it this second while eating potato salad and googled the symptoms. Even though I know it'll end in a couple minutes if I relax, it's hard not to panic every time. Luckily I've never thrown up, but it feels like I can't breathe and like I'm going to throw up. I heard an acquaintance talk about this once and they had a clinical name for it. They said it happens when they eat too fast. Certain textures cause the throat to constrict. They have to remember to always slow down when they eat -- which I've found difficult to always remember! I'm going to keep googling because I know there's a name for this.
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replied April 8th, 2011
I have the same thing. When I eat some meats (mostly fried) or when I eat rice. Lots of clear mucus with the rice and it feels like a tight muscle in my throat.
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replied July 3rd, 2010
I've gotten it sporadically for 20 years -- usually when I eat rice, potatoes, or nuts. Especially rice though. I actually just got it this second while eating potato salad and googled the symptoms. Even though I know it'll end in a couple minutes if I relax, it's hard not to panic every time. Luckily I've never thrown up, but it feels like I can't breathe and like I'm going to throw up. I heard an acquaintance talk about this once and they had a clinical name for it. They said it happens when they eat too fast. Certain textures cause the throat to constrict. They have to remember to always slow down when they eat -- which I've found difficult to always remember! I'm going to keep googling because I know there's a name for this.
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replied July 26th, 2010
Same as above minus the vomiting
I honestly thought I was losing my mind and that there was something wrong with me that no one else had. My problem is very similar to the ones above, but minus one thing, the vomiting. It has been happening for about 2 years now. In almost 95 percent of the times it has occurred, I am eating chocolate. I am not allergic to chocolate, in fact it's one of my favorite things and I don't have any issues with it besides this, and it only happens rarely. My symptoms are as follows: I eat a bite of a Hershey's bar or an m&m or something like that, and, if my throat has that weird feeling, I make a decision, either I take another bite or I don't. If I do, then my throat will "most likely" close up and it starts to become almost impossible to breath. Most of the time I will take a big breathe right before it happens so that I can ride it out. The uncontrolled swallowing mentioned above is unstoppable, I do it whether I want to or not, and sometimes it makes it WAY worse. But whats interesting is the vomiting I read about above. I have never felt the need to vomit, at my worst I just feel pure terror as if I will not be able to breathe again. As long as I am conscious of when it is about to happen, I can most likely avoid it. But when I push my limit and have another bite before having a drink to cleanse my throat I ultimately regret it. I have often felt it was the result of the chocolate creating a "coating" on the back of my throat, and when the coating is too thick is when it happens. I am 25 years old and have absolutely no allergies or any health problems. I am a physical trainer and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have never been able to determine what exactly causes it. I know it's not just chocolate because it has happened with a few other foods, but not so specifically. Hope this helps to answer some questions to someone. If anyone shares similar symtoms to mine please contact me!
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replied July 29th, 2010
I have this systom when under stress at a meal and usually it's bread/or steak...that doesn't get all the way through to the stomch...once it clear through then I never have any problems with the rest of the meal..
sometimes I have to leave and go to the restroom ..eating out..and bring it up and then when I feel relief..then I can go back to the table..wish there was a way to solve this problem..
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replied August 3rd, 2010
doesnt sound like anybody figured it out. For me, I wouldnt say I vomit, but I start getting a bunch of thick mucus that I have to force up, basically vomit i guess, but its not from my stomach, its from my throat and all the mucus and mucus bubbles. And I get the hicups alot of the time and drinking water hurts very bad and makes it much worse. Its almost always rice, but sometimes bread. My throat seems to close around the rice and I have a hard time breathing. I dont know what this is. I was just eating my rice and it happened again... I decided to see if it happens to others. Wow, it does, but apparently nobody knows what the hell this is. For me it only started a couple of years ago. I am 38. It is very scarry and painful. Im pretty sure its not a allergy.
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replied August 20th, 2010
throat closure
Well, guess I am only going to add to the discussion without a diagnosis as my mother in law who is 89 years young is experiencing the same thing. Last night, we were at a restuarant and it was the worse I have ever seen her. She usually justs rests a second and takes a sip of water, her eyes well up with tears and she waits, then it passes. It is scary to watch as the breathing is interrupted. This time it did not pass and she went into the vomiting stage but again, it was mucus like water and not food.

I have no clue what this could be and sure wish someone who knows could comment for us all. IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE ???
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replied October 20th, 2010
Throat closure whilst eating
well this is a long standing problem for me.the first time the "closure occured I was eating cold chicken.The problem has come and gone in allsorts of eating places and with a huge variety of foods.Some times the conditional is quite painful.
I am positive in my beleif that the condition arises as a result,conciously or unconciously as a result of a negative thought situation.
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replied November 23rd, 2010
Crycopharngeal Spasm
I have the same problem and from what I can find it's a spasm of the esophogeal. Your throat is normally closed until the moment you swallow - then the muscle relaxes to let food or liquid pass and immediatley closes. The muscle, in our apparant cases, is hyper active and the best thing to do is stop, stay calm, relax, maybe sip some plain water (quite warm seems to help) and wait the few minutes till the muscle chills out. It's called CRYCOPHARYNGEAL SPASM. I'm not a doc, just someone with a problem and no insurance. See your doc but take info with you as many aren't well informed on this disorder. Does seem to come to those 40+ and being overweight also seems to make it worse as do some foods. Poke around online and see what you can find, but maybe this will give you a starting point.
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replied June 2nd, 2011
I have a similar problem mostly when eating white meat, rice, potatoes, and sometimes bread. What works fOr me is to drink something acidic with these foods or at the onset of the symptoms to drink something acidic right away- often having to force it down or swallow hard. I can't remember it happening more than once a meal and once I drink something acidic I feel fine and am able to continue eating. Drink citrus juice or something else acidic, I hope this helps someone.
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