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Constant fear of choking?? :(

Zoeb23

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Lately I've developed a problem where I'm terrified of eating, and when i do swallow it feels like food is sticking in my throat or that its going into my lungs. I never start coughing or hacking or anything, but I do feel slightly out of breath sometimes when I eat,, and it just makes me panic.
I do have an issue with phlegm constantly in the throat, so that could explain my breathing and coughing issues. Still, i always feel as if food got into my windpipe and I'm choking to death without even realising...is that even possible?? Plz help because I'm so sick of this
 

BallOfNerves

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You would not choke without realizing it. Try to eat slower and smaller bites etc

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Oracle42

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I had this issue a couple of years ago. The fear of a piece of food going into my lungs terrified me. I would break down into tears with food in my mouth because i was terrified of swallowing. But for one you will know when something is going through the wrong way because it will make you cough I guarantee it. What I would do is while I was chewing my food I would take a breath in and before I swallowed I would exhale and then swallow.

Just take it slow, really chew your food and be patient.

Hope this helps
 
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