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Woke up gasping for breath. Why could this have happened?

Woke up gasping for breath. Why could this have happened?

It may be GERD: One of the common cause of waking up at night with complain of can not breath is gastroesophageal reflux dut to regurgitation of acid, it may or may not be the cause but it is worth ruled outmay be your doctor will recommend a trial of acid supressant therapy discuss with your doctor it can also be sleep apnea and she may need sleep studies to rule that out. ...Read more

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Room is small and stuffy. when i wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Room is small and stuffy. when i wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Sleep apnia is one: possibility. Your doc can order a sleep study if he/she thinks it necessary. Air quality is a factor, especially dryness. Try a humidifier when sleeping. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with emphasema several yrs. Ago. Lately i'v noticed that my lungs involuntarily gasp for breath as if air is being forced in.

I was diagnosed with emphasema several yrs. Ago. Lately i'v noticed that my lungs involuntarily gasp for breath as if air is being forced in.

Go see your doctor: There are new meds to try for copd/emphasema. The first is daliresp, (roflumilast) a pill that will help increase your vital capacity of your lungs with increasing camp in the lungs. The second one is tudorza. It is a spiriva like medication that has a better delivery system. Both meds will help you. Go see your doc for free samples of them. ...Read more

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At least 3 times a day I experience a sudden gasp of breath/silient hiccup. It happens while I am awake, not excerting myself. Is this normal?

At least 3 times a day I experience a sudden gasp of breath/silient hiccup. It happens while I am awake, not excerting myself. Is this normal?

Lack of oxygen?: This can sometimes be a reflex that occurs when your body senses that it's lacking oxygen. In worst case scenarios, this could be due to a heart or lung condition, or could be due to anemia which would have its own host of causes. May be fine, but would be prudent to investigate this with your local doctor in that light. ...Read more

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When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

Dry cough.: With repetitive cough, you can swallow excessive air which distends the stomach and burping can happen. You should treat the cough. If it is a dry, repetitive attacks of cough, you should take Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg every night for 3 weeks. It will help. ...Read more