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By worriedaboutdad On 2011.08.15 19:15
Hello all! I have been around but haven't posted in a while. Daddy is having more problems swallowing now and complains to me that he feels like his tongue and gums are swollen. Are these things related?

By LOHENGR1N On 2011.08.15 23:35
worried, Always run problems like these by His Doctors. The problem might be dystonia changing His posture and the way He holds His head making it seem to Him His tongue and gums are swollen. Meaning He maybe holding His neck and jaw differently. Or this might be a sign of side effects of a medication some anti-parkinson's medicine after long term therapy can cause a swelling and closing of the throat. Either way it is best to get His Doctor and or Neurologist involved to see what's happening. Please keep Us posted as to how He's doing and what You find out. Take care, best of luck and hang in there.

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