I seem to choke, have trouble swallowing, and get hiccups more than most people. Sometimes I wonder if these symptoms are part of the NLD’s physiological side-effects.
When I get the hiccups, they last for 15-20 minutes sometimes. The classic remedies don’t always help, and often they are bad hiccups. Another cause could be allergies, but I’m trying to be better about taking OTC allergy medicines.
I recently read that swallowing is a very complex bodily process. I was glad to learn that it’s deceptively simple, having had recurring trouble with food getting stuck in my throat, and a constant battle to stay hydrated. Sometimes water hurts my stomach, even when I really need it. I’m pretty sure choking can be tied to NLD. I get confused about all that must be done coordination-wise at meals.