I've always heard swallowing problems are part of Chiari. I'm wondering when I should become concerned? I definitely have noticed myself choking more. The most alarming situation is when I'm chewing gum/eating chocolate or juicy fruits that cause excess saliva or random liquid to slide down the back of my throat. My swallowing reflex just starts going uncontrollably and I can't breathe! It's so weird, but definitely freaks me out. The only way to get it to stop is to drink water or cough. I've also noticed I've been biting my tongue REALLY bad lately-it gets bruised and bleeds for hours. It's almost like it doesn't move out of the way in time when I'm chewing-something that should be automatic?! Should I be concerned? What sort of doctor would I even look into for this? Is this normal/consistent with Chiari or EDS?