My brother and I both have a hereditary condition we inherited from our grandfather. Our esophagus clamps shut every now and then in the middle of a meal. We can breath fine, but food can't go down and is often stuck for a few minutes until our throat opens up again. It's extremely painful when it happens. You should tell your doctor about your condition and talk to family and see if anyone else experiences this problem.
I kinda had that problem but it just felt like mucus build up in my throat and the dr gave me these mucus thiner tablets and they really help! I felt like it was hard to swallow before and was embarrassed when I swallowed liquids cause I thought it sounded like I was gulping! But yea see the dr!