Yes, it’s that time again. For someone else to announce experimenting with a supplement ending in disaster and possibly tragedy this time. Imagine constantly choking on your own saliva.
You might have heard of Niagen, NMN, David Sinclair, etc from here. On June 22nd I took half a pill of this: https://alivebyscience.com/product/nad-complete-capsules-powdered-liposomal-nad/
It brought back my muscle symptoms and insomnia over night. I thought I would manage but I developed a dysphagia or disordered swallowing. It started with trouble eating certain foods without choking a few days ago, then it progressed to excessive saliva as well. Now the excessive saliva keeps seeping into my airway when I swallow because something went wrong with the mechanical chain so I can’t swallow completely. Small food debris or small amounts of liquids like saliva escape to make their way into my trachea. Because of this, sleep is impossible as I hack and cough my ass off as I keep choking on my own fluids like a COVID patient during quarantine. I am only a few days into my second Moderna shot.
I already went to the ER because I couldn’t sleep and was drowning in my own saliva.
My chest is getting tighter and congested. My throat is on fire and slashed from the coughing. I explained my situation to the doctor but he kept thinking it could be just a virus. I was dismissed with an offer for a COVID test and also a referral to see an ENT in what could be months given the Canadian healthcare system and COVID situation. The hospital didn’t give me anything to ameliorate my symptoms or to help me get some sleep (except for Trazodone which is no go), so I don’t know what to do either. They just told me to come back if it gets worse. I don’t know how I can even sleep as I continue to accumulate saliva in my chest. I legit think I might die from this for some reason. I am scared of getting absolutely zero sleep, developing pneumonia, or catching Delta Variant if I have to go back to the hospital, or all three.
This is easily the worst symptom I have ever had.
Anyone want ever been in a similar situation? I need any words of advice or support, thanks.