For about 3 months now, when I eat hard foods or talk a lot (using my throat and mouth) my speech gets slurred. My tongue feels lethargic , e.g. it can t remove food from my cheeks, swallowing pills become difficult because my tongue can t move for me to swallow. A medical personnel suggested a type of seizure, since I have a history of seizures. (I haven t had a petit mal or grand mal in about 31 years). Excess stress doesn t seem to be a factor, since I have had a great deal of stress in the past couple of years. Caffeine and pain relievers do not seem to affect the frequency of flare-ups. An MRI showed no abnormalities.