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I throw up when i start to eat, then I am able to eat.

Problem has gotten worse. I have taken the swallow test, but its with liquid and cookie, so test is fine.  I can eat munchies, like cookies and pretzels and such with no problem.  I eat anything with any consistency and I get nauseous, and most of the time vomit. Once I vomit, I am able to eat, but no longer have desire since just vomited. This has been going on for years, but has gotten so bad I need help. I also get headaches a lot and chills.  I also studder and speech therapy has not helped that.
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An obvious question, but did you clearly explain to the gastroenterologist the issue is with textured foods, not liquids or small snacks?
Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Those would be my initial suggestions.
Have you had any other testing done? An endoscopy?
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Have you had an upper endoscopy? Good time to have one is at the same time as you have your...ahem...colonoscopy.  

I am not sure if 70 is your age, but older people have this trouble quite often.

From Google: Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia includes difficulty starting a swallow (called oropharyngeal dysphagia) and the sensation of food being stuck in the neck or chest (called esophageal dysphagia).

(replace DOT with  .  when you copy/paste the link below):

https://www.merckmanualsDOTcom/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/esophageal-and-swallowing-disorders/dysphagia

My own personal experience is because at age 20 I dry-swallowed a tetracycline tablet at bedtime-woke up next morning with the most awful burning in the middle of my chest and for the rest of my life I have had an issue with a stricture/spasm in my esophagus. Live and learn...

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