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Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal considerations would be catecholamine (adrenaline) factors. Cardiac conditions should also be considered (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Variant asthma a more remote possiblity. ...Read more

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Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Without : Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. ...Read more

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What's helicopter parenting put down for?

What's helicopter parenting put down for?

Helicopter Parents: The classic concept of the helicopter parent is they are too enmeshed with their children's lives- hovering over every decision. The ultimate goal of parenting is to create independent functioning adults. If a parent does not let their children learn from their own mistakes, the child will not develop the necessary skills to handle live stressors and problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Can't swallow liquid: If the kid refuses to drink or spits up everything they take in including their own spit, they are likely retaining an object in the esophagus. If they drink fluids well but refuse solids, there might be something small but it is less likely.Normal robust eating & drinking means there is nothing there. ...Read more

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Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Sleep Apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer and gasping for air. See a sleep specialist for evaluation, sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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Shallow breather due to minor cp. Only thing is i sound breathy, voice projection issues when nervous. Deep breathing exc hard to commit to, why?

Shallow breather due to minor cp. Only thing is i sound breathy, voice projection issues when nervous. Deep breathing exc hard to commit to, why?

With repetition,: Determination and will power, you can slow down and do deep breathing exercises. Attaining and improving self-esteem will take care of the nervous projection in your voice. Best wishes! http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in- 10-minutes-or-less/ http://psychcentral.Com/lib/how-to-raise-your-self-esteem/000737. ...Read more

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58 yr old f in hospitl w/ confusion. Non-compliant cpap (apnea), o2 at times down to 60% while awake. Staff report she's clear when she first wakes?

58 yr old f in hospitl w/ confusion. Non-compliant cpap (apnea), o2 at times down to 60% while awake. Staff report she's clear when she first wakes?

Full evaluation: It's very important when such a young patient has con fusion to understand why. She needs an extensive medical and neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Fell down a flight of cement stairs (no recollection of fall). Now suffer from dizziness, daily tachycardia, memory issues... Related???

Fell down a flight of cement stairs (no recollection of fall). Now suffer from dizziness,  daily tachycardia, memory issues... Related???

See below: You need to be evaluated by a physician asap. Since you fell down the stairs and it appears you may have lost consciousness, this needs to be further evaluated with a CT scan of your head and other workup. Please go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot. Thoughts?

F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot.  Thoughts?

Not sure all: are connected. Painful muscle spasms in the leg and parasthesias could be due to spinal cord problems. Recent memory problems could be related if you had a condition like MS that involved the spinal cord and brain. The thumb stiffness is difficult to comment on. Could be due to problem in the thumb or issue further upstream (brain, cord or nerve) A neurologist might be of further help. ...Read more

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Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old,develped loud snoring like breathing while awake,took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old,develped loud snoring like breathing while awake,took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Airway...: It sounds like there is a partial upper airway obstruction. Are there any other symptoms, like fever, nasal congestion, etc.? Depending on the cause, treatment may include placing an airway (like a tracheostomy tube). But, it also depends on how aggressive your elderly relative would want since procedures would also pose high risks of morbidity/mortality. Good luck! ...Read more

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3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

In my experience....: ...."terrible twos" last from about age one and a half to about age three and a half. It could be that you have a very active, somewhat difficult 3 year old, or there could be something more. To find out for sure, the best thing would be to bring your concerns to a pediatrician. S/he can do an evaluation and then give you appropriate advice. ...Read more

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18moBoy aspirated on all substances offered on swallow study today. Bronch/endo/pH probe in a.m. What causes dysphasia in toddlers?

18moBoy aspirated on all substances offered on swallow study today. Bronch/endo/pH probe in a.m. What causes dysphasia in toddlers?

Usually neurologic: The most common causes are neurologic problems, although there can be motor problems that cause the symptoms. Neurologic problems include anything from intrauterine strokes to cerebral palsy and many individual neurologic processes. Motor problems can include a variety of muscular dystrophies. Need to be working with a great pediatric neurologist and possibly a geneticist. Best of luck... ...Read more

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2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

Neurologist: I'm sure you have already had your baby to see Pediatric Neurology. If not do this immediately at a major pediatric teaching center. There is really not much for us to offer on this site in 400 characters. ...Read more

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5yr w/sensory eating dis.Cant swallow some things w/o gagging/throwing up.OT for 1 yr no/results.Eats nothing healthy.Any help/advice?

5yr w/sensory eating dis.Cant swallow some things w/o gagging/throwing up.OT for 1 yr no/results.Eats nothing healthy.Any help/advice?

Sensory disorder: Be creative, mixing several vegetalbles, fruit, yogurt, tofu as a "smoothie beverage". Use flavor (s) your child enjoys. Have your child participate in making a meal that's nutritious, colorful and fun to eat and have he or she present it to friends or family to enjoy.Redirect the behavior. My children thought we were eating small Japanese trees for the longest time - it was broccoli . ...Read more