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Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing and MS

Hi everyone, just reaching out to see if anyone has ever experienced worsening dysphagia/difficulty swallowing with their MS? My dysphagia has been steadily worsening to the point I can only have a full liquid diet (can't swallow purees without pain), with some small improvements from time to time over the past few years. Am I just a weird one or have others experienced similar with their MS? I would be so grateful if anyone is willing to share their experiences with dysphagia and MS, and any related suggestions to help me.
Thank you

  1. Hi ,
    We appreciate you reaching out.
    Dysphagia is more common than you'd imagine among MS patients.
    As we wait for others to chime in with their personal experiences, I like to share these two articles with you. The first one goes into great detail on dysphagia, including assessment and treatment options: https://multiplesclerosis.net/symptoms/swallowing-problems. The second is one of our patient leader's perspective and experience with dysphagia: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/trouble-swallowing-issues
    Wishing you all the best, Doreen (Team Member)

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