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A 39-year-old member asked:

what causes choking in my sleep and then throwin gup?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Most likely GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease meets this description, but you should see a gastroenterologist for further testing to determine this for sure, as other causes are possible.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep: Dear elleni4, choking spell is concerning and you should rule out local ent, cardiac causes, sleep study, to rule out medical, ENT and anxiety causes.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the correct terminology for " choking" if it happens in your sleep and is fatal ?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possible: I think you may be referring to obstructive sleep apnea.

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