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Possible swallowing difficulties
Hi everyone. I'm very worried when it comes to mealtimes. I am 30 and don't like feeling worried about eating certain foods (bread, potatoes) and cannot tolerate certain textures (very thick foods with liquidy textures such as porridge, baked fruits, some fizzy drinks, milk on its own,) also mushrooms. I notice that lemonjuice used as a salad dressing is too acidic, and anything with cream in makes me feel ill. Ive seen nutritionists throughout my life as I have an exaggerated nausea and gag reflex and drool when speaking or at anytime during the day. Really distracting when wanna eat my fiancee's delicious food as not sure what else will trigger it. Most recently, I got in touch with another nutritionist who suggested me seeing my neurologist as she thinks I could have swallowing problems related to CP, and said gag reflexes and nausea reflexes are automatic reactions the body has, so hard to control. I try chewing slower as she suggested but that doesn't really help matters. When eating, I cough a lot and eating sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. Anyone else experience difficulties like these? I have quad CP, hydrocephalus with a shunt and severe eyesight difficulties, I'm registered blind. What sorts of tests are available?