Difficulty Swallowing and Parkinson's

Posted on April 27, 2018

"When I swallow I get an extreme pain in the back of the throat that radiates from my ears to the back of my head." -A member on MyParkinsonsTeam

On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Parkinson's disease, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Difficulty swallowing is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about difficulty swallowing:

I'm losing weight too fast. Any food I do have is usually mashed up like baby food, it doesn't look very appetizing, as I have trouble swallowing now.

I was able to eat today (some days struggle to swallow food) so tonight feeling rather stuffed!

My husband had a swallow test which he flunked. Any suggestions to make food more appetizing?

Here are some question and answer threads about difficulty swallowing:

Does anyone know of treatments for dysphagia (swallowing) disorders?

I have lost a lot of weight in the last month. I am having problems swallowing at times and feel full fast so am not eating as much as I should. Has anyone else noticed a large weight drop?

Does anyone else have problems with swallowing saliva?

Can you relate?

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Just bought one of these devices and my swallowing therapist showed me how to work it today... my swallowing has become difficult over the past year.… read more

posted 5 days ago

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