i’ve got a couple of ailments on the go at the moment
- I seem to start coughing when I eat
- I have had ear aches on and off in both ears for months
On 1 I thought it might be gluten intolerance or something, it mainly happens when I eat bread but also other stuff. Now I think it might be dysphagia which is when you dont swallow properly, think it might be this because i’ve notice I can’t drink a glass of water very fast anymore, it often goes down the wrong way and my swallowing feels like the muscles aren’t co-ordinated
On 2 I had a pretty bad ear infection last March, but I dont think it is related to that as it is happening in both ears and never goes as full blown as that. I have two theories, one is my ears have started to grow little hairs and I cannot tolerate it so keep plucking them out, maybe it is something to do with that. Second theory is maybe it is linked to the coughing problem, maybe my jaw is the problem and it is misaligned my swallowing mechanism and some internal ear muscles.
I have tried to look into it and apparently having an overbite can cause both dysphagia and earaches (and headaches which I always have), worry that I might just be being a hypochrodiac and drawing together unrelated things. I had a call with a doctor last year when both ears were playing up, and I mentioned the coughing when eating on the off chance of it being related (hadn’t drawn these connections but thought they might be related because the areas affected aren’t that far off each other and were happening at the same time) the doctor laughed at me and said ‘I dont know what I can do with that’ so it has put me off.
Don’t even know who I should raise it with, go to the doctor and explain my symptoms and see if they suggest my theory as a possibility, or come straight out with my theory and see what they say, or should I go to a dentist/orthodontist. dunno