I have had problems with my gag reflex for fifty years. It gets worse
when I have a cold or when I am stressed out. I can't use mint flavored
tooth.paste because it triggers the reflex. I need food to be cut in very
small pieces because bigger pieces trigger it also. Doing yoga and
feldencrais calm down my nervous system and then eating is easier.
I hope this helps.
PS> I am very glad that Zaxhary is doing better and I am send you both
At 07:34 PM 3/19/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I have another question for the group. I was wondering if gag reflexes =
>in our children can get worse with age ? =20
>Zachary, in the past few months, has been starting to gag and choke on =
>things that he previously ate with no difficulties. Things like =
>scrambled eggs and such. Tonight was a dusey, we gave him a small taste =
>of frosting off of our anniversary cake, it didn't even make it past the =
>throat, he began gagging and choking and finally up-chucked everything =
>all over me....yuck!
>Now could be his gag reflexes have gotten worse or is it that his =
>sensory issues are magnifying to the extreme ? Please help. Thank you
>Deborah mom of 4