Are you having trouble swallowing? What is your diagnosis? Lupus? Any others?
I have lupus and polymyositis and swallowing difficulties are called dysphagia. Due to muscle weakness caused by poly I could not swallow anything and had a feeding tube for several months until speech therapy restored my ability to swallow.
You should consult an ENT doctor to diagnose what is causing your problem. They will often do a video swallow test to see what is actually happening. Of course, there are other possibilities which is why you should see a doctor asap.
Lupus does also occasionally cause swallowing problems.
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.
Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.