Eagle Syndrome - Online Support Group

First bite syndrome follow up

I have an idea to share with those who have first bite syndrome. Doctor told me that FBS symptoms may be improved if I drink water, then massage the area of the parotid briefly, THEN eat immediately afterward. Seems to be working (and makes me look ridiculous while I’m rubbing:).


Whatever works! I assume you drink & massage before eating as in the bite you take after drinking & massaging is your “first bite” of the meal. I’ve had FBS for 4+ years & have found that if I keep myself very hydrated (80-100 oz of water/herb tea per day) then my FBS symptoms are less intense or non-existent. I tend to only massage my parotid gland when I have symptom flares. Your order of doing all this makes much more sense than mine i.e. treat it BEFORE it happens not during or after. :+1: :joy:

That’s good info, thanks for sharing! I get the odd bout of it still, 4 years later also. Seems to be sweet stuff that sets it off.

That’s quite interesting. My FBS is mostly triggered by salty foods. I’ll see if the massage helps.