So, at times, if I haven't eaten recently and my throat is somewhat dry...and I attempt to eat something bulky and/or sticky, the food ball doesn't go down. It's not blocking my airway, it's lower. So, I then drink some water and can force it down. What I've done when some food is stuck is drink water and do a forceful swallow to push the food down. And when it gets stuck, it can feel briefly like I might black out as it goes down. It's almost like the food ball is pressing on a nerve or blood vessels and cutting something off at one point in the process. I haven't blacked out yet, but it's seemed like it could happen a couple of times. The more water I drink before eating, the less likely it is for food to get stuck. It seems like a dry throat is part of the problem...but not the whole explanation. This has been going on for several years. Mostly, I'm careful enough to drink water before eating anything likely to cause a problem, but every now and then I eat something sticky on a dry throat and this happens. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.