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I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

Coughing: It is possible that you pulled a muscle. For your cough sleep with several pillows, a vaporizer and drink lots of fluids. Tea with honey works as does the old standby, chicken soup! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I have a cough and have started moaning as i fall asleep. I've only ever done when i had pneumonia around 18 months ago. Should i be concerned?

I have a cough and have started moaning as i fall asleep. I've only ever done when i had pneumonia around 18 months ago. Should i be concerned?

Possibly: But cannot diagnose you over the internet. If you are feeling poorly it never hurts to get somebody to examine you. On the other hand, if you have no other symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc.) it is not likely that this is pneumonia (although atypical pneumonias do occur). Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I fall asleep and then I wake up because I need to cough a lot and it makes me gag really hard. It's been like this for about 4 days.

I fall asleep and then I wake up because I need to cough a lot and it makes me gag really hard. It's been like this for about 4 days.

A few thoughts: Could be secondary to sinus, postnasal discharge, but also could be due to stomach issue, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Of course, I cannot exclude a medication side effect (antihypertensives) or pulmonary issue, based on description. Check in with your doctor and get this pinpointed. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question regarding an itchy cough at night. Soon as I fall asleep i wake up with itchy sensation in throat coughing/gagging kinda.

Hi I have a question regarding an itchy cough at night. Soon as I fall asleep i wake up with itchy sensation in throat coughing/gagging kinda.

Itchy throat: Please see your doc to make sure you do't have a condition that may close your throught. After that, consider getting a food sensitivity lab panel. Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has a good one. Eliminating the offending food(s) can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it bad to fall asleep quickly?

Is it bad to fall asleep quickly?

Depends: Short sleep latency as already described may not be bad. Average time to fall asleep is about 11 minutes. Less than 8 minutes may be a sign of a sleep disorder.. It may also indicate sleep deprivation. If there are other symptoms like daytime sleepiness or snoring or visual hallucinations during sleep onset or awakening... Should get it checked. ...Read more

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