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joseph m gifford replied to joseph m gifford's discussion strong gag reflex
"no haven't gone to specialist did talk to my family dr."
Friday
Dan Hicks replied to joseph m gifford's discussion strong gag reflex
"Has a doc (preferably an ENT or other specialist) looked down your throat?"
Friday
joseph m gifford replied to joseph m gifford's discussion strong gag reflex
"I am hoping for more replays there doesn't seem to be a lot of action on this forum. my problem is it isn't just at the dentist it is there all the time. just worse at dentist as he puts both feet into my mouth. or at least it seems that…"
Friday
Dan Hicks replied to joseph m gifford's discussion strong gag reflex
"I had some issues with choking and gagging about 20 years back, but they were apparently due to an infection in the throat, and things cleared up on there own after a few weeks.  (I have noticed my gag reflex in the dental chair is maybe a bit…"
Friday
joseph m gifford posted a discussion

strong gag reflex

I have developed a strong gag reflex that is really affecting my dental appointments, and causes discomfort at other times. Has anyone else had this happen?? it is getting worse as I grow older. just turned 69 polio at age 6. if anyone can help me in any way I would be in your debt. the muscles in my neck are also extremely stiff and it keeps me from sleep and is very painful at times.  I do know we cant blame every problem on post polio but others my age don't seem to have the same…See More
Thursday
John Marcus McGee posted a blog post

Dealing with Post Polio Syndrome

I had gotten Polio in the mid-1950's at the tail-end of the epidemic. Living in North Central Wisconsin, we were some of the last ones to get the vaccine. When I began the process of getting my first power chair, I had told the Physical Therapist that I had been able to walk until I managed to climb into the hay loft of our family farm.I was going to throw down straw for my dad but the chute was in the middle of the loft over the alley-way between the calf pens. I don't know how I managed to…See More
Sep 9
Dan Hicks posted a discussion

trigeminal neuralgia

Has anyone here been diagnosed with "trigeminal neuralgia"?  Over the past year or so I've been having more and more frequent/severe episodes of pain in my jaws, often accompanied by headaches and a numb spot on my lip.  This seems to be fairly typical of trigeminal neuralgia, but what I read on the web is kind of vague.And I vaguely recall that the condition is more common in PPSers.See More
Aug 21

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I have developed a strong gag reflex that is really affecting my dental appointments, and causes discomfort at other times. Has anyone else had this happen?? it is getting worse as I grow older. just…Continue

Started by joseph m gifford in Connecting. Last reply by joseph m gifford on Friday.

trigeminal neuralgia

Has anyone here been diagnosed with "trigeminal neuralgia"?  Over the past year or so I've been having more and more frequent/severe episodes of pain in my jaws, often accompanied by headaches and a…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting Aug 21.

leg and foot pain 14 Replies

I haven't visited this page for a long time don't know why but maybe because I was flat trying to ignore problems and pain. lately I have had a lot of pain in my legs feet and all over. I can be…Continue

Started by joseph m gifford in Symptoms. Last reply by Dan Hicks Jul 20.

Sore neck musscles 22 Replies

sore neck muscles, sometimes just one side from ear down into into shoulder, with the muscles in the neck being the most painful. Has anyone else had such an issue? They are very sore to the touch.Continue

Started by shari Johnston in Symptoms. Last reply by Dan Hicks Jul 10.

Health benefits of CBD Oil ( Cannabis oil ) 23 Replies

I have been taking CBD Oil for a month now and can't believe how much better I feel.CBD Oil is legal and available in all 50 states. It does not contain the THC that is in marijuana that makes one…Continue

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Started by Gretchen Winchester in Connecting. Last reply by Gretchen Winchester Jul 9.

I'm new to this website and I don't know anybody 3 Replies

Hello,My name is Susie.  I'm new on this site.  I have had PostPolio since I was an infant. It affected my left leg.  I can still walk, but I walk with a limp.  I'm looking to connect with people who…Continue

Started by Susie kearney in Connecting. Last reply by Gretchen Winchester Jul 9.

 
 
 

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