I also have swallowing problems, two different kinds. The first is lower, above the breast bone area and is from my very large hiatal hernia. The other is right in the high throat area, where I have a little flap (not a very technical term!) that food gets stck on. I very often have to vomit with the lower problem, but with the higher problem, I will just spit up an enormus amount of phlegm, which can take hours to get comfortable. There isn't any rhyme or reason, as to what foods, or when this will happen. It is very frustrating and I feel for you both.