In keeping with the theme of diagnosing myself with random things, I’ve decided I have dysphagia. SLPers, you’re gonna love this one.
Case history: Female, 23 years old. No previous history of swallowing difficulty. Has no known history of head injuries or neurological insults. Patient displayed difficulty triggering a swallow while eating a piece of toast at dinner. She tried other foods (apple, eggs), and swallowed successfully, but continued to have difficulty triggering a swallow when eating toast, and later, other bread products. Swallows thin liquids (water) easily. What is your course of action? Diagnosis?
Personally, I’m thinking the bread part is all psychological…which means eating my sandwich tomorrow should be fun. But hey, at least then I’ll be around a licensed SLP who is used to doing swallow studies.