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Home Remedies For Choking Feeling
I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?
Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...Read more
"choking" when runs: Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze. See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running. ...Read more
Possible reflux: During running and other physical activities, our GI tract slows down to shunt blood to our working muscles. When this happens, digestion slows way down. This increases the likelihood of having reflux and you'll get a sour taste in the back of the throat. Try running only after you wait an hour after eating or drinking a large quantity of fluid. ...Read more
No: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by thrush in the esophagus, which causes trouble swallowing. If you have trouble breathing, then that's not caused by thrush. I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with oral thrush by a physician, because that is usually a sign of a serious immune deficiency, unless you're using inhaled steroids. ...Read more
VCD vs. Asthma: Exercise-induced asthma is more common than vocal cord dysfunction but both would have to be considered. Asthma tends to come on during cold/dry weather or may be triggered by allergens such as pollen, grasses or weeds. Vcd may have similar causes. Generally, asthma creates more breathing problems while exhaling, but vcd occurs while inhaling. See your primary care or sports med physican for help. ...Read more
I feel I have a mental disorder, but when I go to see a psychiatrist I get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.
Choking feeling: The feeling of choking is common to different illnesses. In panic disorder, a panic attack produces fear, shortness of breath, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, feeling of losing control, etc for minutes up to an hour. Choking feelings are seen in conditions as acid reflux disease, gerd, esophageal stenosis, heart attack, anaphylaxis, vocal cord disease, thyroid disease. ...Read more
I have been having a choking feeling when I go to eat dinner. I basically prevents me from swallowing with out forcing myself to do so? What can be?
Dysphagia. See MD: Dysphagia: (difficulty swallowing) can be due to incoordination, as well as possible blockage. It matters if it is for solids and/or for liquids. It matters where the problem occurs, i.e. In the mouth, back of the throat, or lower. May be due to muscle problems, neurological problems, effects of stomach reflux, or tumors. Needs evaluation. See md; may need ent, neuro, gi, video esophagram. ...Read more
Drainage: Most likely you are describing drainage that can happen from an infection. The drainage can be quite thick causing choking feelings. ...Read more
When I eat nuts and potato products, I cough, my eyes water, sometimes a mild choking feeling. Has happened for years, just wld like to know why.
Testing: See an allergist to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more
Worried about my son he cannot eat tells me he is getting choking feeling when he eats. He also has stomach cramps when he eats worried what is wrong?
Very bad cough, with mucus build up this morning upon awakening I coughed and had I found myself gasping for breath and straining to fetch the stuff up, noting came up. I had choking feeling, and got very nervous. I felt better after drinking lots of wat
The only situations I have heard of anyone choking from mucous is in an elderly person that lived alone and was not able to clear their airway by coughing, however this is very rare.
What medication are you allergic to? If you have a bronchitis or pneumonia you may need antibiotics, there are many to choose from if allergies are a concern. Drinking water will help thin the mucous secretions along with a daily anti-histamine. I suggest you go back to your doctor for alternative treatment options.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Suddenly?: Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and now your nose is completely blocked you may have nasal allergies and post nasal drip. Depending on the duration of your symptoms either see your primary or an allergist. ...Read more
Acid regurgitation during sleep 3 to 5 times per year with burning and choking feeling. Any cancer risk with this frequency.
Yes need scope: It is the presence of reflux more than the symptoms that increase the risk of developing barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and needs surveillance. So with symptoms like you have you should see a G.I. Doctor and have and egd upper-scoop. ...Read more
Already seen doc, gave me amoxcillin but no help. Keep coughing up dark mucus everyday, choking feeling at night and tight neck throughout the day.
Time to see doctor: If antibiotic treatment is not helping, and worrisome symptoms persist, a patient needs to be re-evaluated by a doctor. Perhaps there is an abscess in a tonsil or at the back of the throat. Perhaps a different medication is needed. A "choking feeling" and "tight neck throughout the day" sounds bad... which means one should not wait to be re-evaluated. ...Read more
Severe chest pain whenever I burp, choking feeling for almost 4 days. Antacids takes pain away for a few minutes but then returns. What can this be?
Prob reflux.: Talk to your doctor for treatment options as well as dietary precautions. May need a GI doctor eval as well ...Read more
My mum is having a choking feeling in her neck and a stuffy nose, when she lies down to sleep she feels like she is choking what can she do?
General health?: If she's generally healthy, she may just have a cold that requires an extra pillow under head till she's better. But if she has a heart condition, the symptom can signify a more serious issue and she should see her doctor for testing and prescription medicines. ...Read more
I've been having this choking feeling in my throat. Could this be related to my anxiety? . I haven't had an attack in 2 months just some symptoms.
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
I've gastric pain and allergic to pantoprazole. I'll have symptomps of choking feeling and swollen eyes. What medicine suits me for gastric? Pls help!
Antacids: Antacids/other over-the-counter medications would help temporarily, but you want to be seen by your internist / gastro enterologist to better assess your condition and prescribe the best treatment that would suit you given you are allergic to pantoprazole. ...Read more
Mother sob for approx two years, heart cath was clear. New symptoms, sputum balls and choking feeling last eight months. Could this be aspergilluas?
I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.
GERD to THROAT: To prevent GERD -- eat smaller meals, chew more thoroughly, make posture straighter, get up and walk after eating, sip water during and after eating, eat less meat. AND of course, take acid blocker or acid reducer each evening 30 min before eating, such as omeprazole or Pepcid (famotidine). Both are OTC. ...Read more
I feel like there's a lump in my throat when I lay down. Like a very minimal choking feeling. I didn't smoke weed for the first time today in 2 weeks.
After I eat I get pain in my diaphragm area and I get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?
Maybe hernia: Large hiatal hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias can cause symptoms like this. This is typically and most easily diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. See your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, I take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every
There: There are many things that can cause this sensation. Most of the time it is due to reflux of acid into the throat. You can have symptoms of acid in the throat without the normal esophageal symptoms of indigestion or heartburn. Many times we can't find anything wrong, even after doing an evaluation with scopes. I feel many of these symptoms may be due to muscle tension in the many muscles that control the throat and neck. This tension may cause the pressure sensations. These are exacerbated in those that have an anxious personality. This will not get better with the typical anti-acid remedies. ...Read more