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Does anyone else have trouble swallowing when very fatigued/having a crash? This has been one of my symptoms right from the start but any time I mention it to anyone they tell me it's just anxiety. I will be trying to eat and when I go to swallow, it feels like I have limited control over my throat muscles (kinda like when you try to use a muscle you've never moved before, like wiggling your ears). I have to make a big effort to actually swallow and it puts me off eating because it's so hard. It only happens when I'm really tired or having a bad dysautonomia flare-up.
I also get a weird sensation like I can't feel my body anymore - very hard to describe, because it's not actually numbness (e.g. if I pinch myself I can feel it), but more of a subtle sense of not really knowing where the boundaries of my body are anymore. Before I got CFS, I think I would get this as I was falling asleep and it just felt normal then, I guess like my senses were shutting down in preparation for sleep (it's also a bit like the feeling when you're about to pass out). But now that I get it randomly during my waking hours, it's really unsettling. I often get it in my face, sometimes in very particular spots (which can feel like there's a patch of my skin that doesn't belong to me), but it can also be an all-over-body feeling.
I mention this second weird sensation because I've noticed the difficulty swallowing often goes along with this "numbness".
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