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My wife is woken up with a choking sensation what is the problem?

My wife is woken up with a choking sensation what is the problem?

Reflux?: Complaints like this can be very well related to reflux. When you lie flat, the acid can come up into your throat. This can cause a cough, phlegm, and the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. One should avoid spicy foods, don't eat less than 2 hours before they lie down, sleep on an incline. If it persists one can try otc reflux meds and see their md. ...Read more

Choking Feeling (Definition)

Choking feeling = sensation that their is either obstruction or compression ...Read more


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Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?

Yes: Most common cause is gastroesophageal reflux sometimes associated with esophagitis.Sometimes pain mimics heart attack. When gastric acid reaches the vocal folds, airways, and lungs, cause swelling of the passages which can lead to atypical asthma reactions. Such airway damage can affect breathing. Dysphagia is choking. Nausea and tightness of chest. See physician to rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more

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After having a implanted venous access port placed for chemo I now have a choking sensation, what is going on?

After having a implanted venous access port placed for chemo I now have a choking sensation, what is going on?

Where is port?: If the port isn't in a neck vein and that would be unusual it might be more related to the chemo drugs or radiation if you had that. The catheter likely isn't anywhere near something that could trigger a choke, but strange things happen sometimes. ...Read more

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My mother has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?

My mother has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?

Treat sinusitis!: She is draining viscous mucous down her throat. She may need antibiotics. Warm moist air will help (netty pot, hot shower, etc). Avoid antihistimines. If continues, see your doctor. Don't want to develop pneumonia! ...Read more

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What could cause a choking sensation from anxiety?

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What could cause a choking sensation from anxiety?

Choking in anxiety: During an attack, adrenaline levels are up, affecting respirations 7 bronchial tree. ...Read more

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Is a choking sensation a symptom of anxiety?

It may be: Related to anxiety. Medical causes should be ruled out before attributing it to anxiety. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a choking sensation since I have anxiety disorder. How to controll it. Thanks.

I have a choking sensation since I have anxiety disorder. How to controll it. Thanks.

Get expert help: Many have a very sensitive cough/gag response. Anxiety can certainly trigger it. The key is to effectively manage and prevent the anxiety. If you've tried on your own through various self-help methods, and the anxiety is still occurring, then it's time for expert help. Therapy and/or meds can be very effective. The sooner you address this problem, usually the easier it is to reverse. ...Read more

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What to do quickly if I get a choking sensation in my neck?

What to do quickly if I get a choking sensation in my neck?

Choking: I'm really not sure what you are asking. Are you getting food stuck? Are you having trouble breathing? The treatment is different. What you should do is see your doctor to see what is causing your symptoms ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more

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I have had Laryngitis or voice loss for 6 days now, it comes and goes. In the past 24 hours I have been suffering from a choking sensation.

Consult doctor: There are a few possibilities. May just be phlegm stuck in the larynx (voice box) however it's important to get reviewed in case this is something different like a tracheitis (windpipe infection) or a supraglottitis (infection above the voice box) which can affect breathing and swallowing. May also need to consider reflux Please see doctor urgently if breathing or swallowing difficulties ...Read more

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After 22hrs of not eating, I keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?

After 22hrs of not eating, I keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?

Time to see Dr: It 'might' be tonsil or uvula enlargement, but cannot say via internet, and is a serious issue, so should be seen, likely at an urgent care as is holiday weekend, to be sure do not need sent to er or inpatient for care. ...Read more

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Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained

Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained

No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical causes that would be a first course of action. If symptoms are anxiety related consider seeking a cognitive behavioral psychologist - behavioral treatment of panic is effective. Be well. ...Read more

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When I'm trying to get to sleep hv rapid breathing feel like stomach sucked in, choking sensation, n like stone on rib cage n breathless panic attack?

When I'm trying to get to sleep hv rapid breathing feel like stomach sucked in, choking sensation, n like stone on rib cage n breathless panic attack?

Shallow breathing: From anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain with choking sensation?

What causes upper back pain with choking sensation?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Choking sensation and pain at the back of the head and a mild chest pain what is this sickness. Its been?

Choking sensation and pain at the back of the head and a mild chest pain what is this sickness. Its been?

Many possibilities.: The heart and an anginal equivilent should be ruled out. Aorta should be evaluated also. Once stress test, ultrasoud etc done and is ok, then GI work up with barium swallow, egd, etc can be done, the most serious possibilities shoul always be ruled first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asthma, and have been having difficulty breathing, coughing, and a powerful choking sensation. Help!!?

Get help fast!: Call EMS and dial 911. Don't drive to the ER. Use your rescue inhaler if you have one. Don't delay!!! ...Read more

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What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

See your doctor!: All those problems can be related to uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux, stomach ulceration and aspiration of acid into the airways. Sleep apnea can be associated with all of these symptoms as well. Treating the underlying cause will make your nights much more restful! ...Read more

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I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

No.: Good day, thank you for your question! The quick answer is most likely not if it was injected properly. Also Botox starts to fade in its effect after 3-4 months.
All the Best!
Dr. Tony Perkins. ...Read more

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Neck tightness and choking sensation. Is this due to my anxiety or possibly something else? Gp said its anxiety but not convinced, ER said the same

Neck tightness and choking sensation. Is this due to my anxiety or possibly something else? Gp said its anxiety but not convinced, ER said the same

Anxiety: Try relaxation exercises and see if it goes away. If it comes and goes it most likely is not something pathological, but anxiety. Inhalation gives you energy and exhaling gives you relaxation. So try to extend your exhalation. You could visit dawnbuse. Com for free and get other relaxation exercises. Avoid caffeine and make sure to excercize and hydrate sufficiently. ...Read more

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I ve had a choking sensation most days the past week with a gravely voice. Dr said my airway is open and my larynx and vocal cordes were not swollen. He thought it was acid reflux so I ve been taking the medication he prescribed, not eating 2 hrs before be

I ve had a choking sensation most days the past week with a gravely voice. Dr said my airway is open and my larynx and vocal cordes were not swollen. He thought it was acid reflux so I ve been taking the medication he prescribed, not eating 2 hrs before be

Acid reflux vs drip: Reflux and post-nasal drainage can both cause symptoms like you mention. It can take quite a while for the drainage due to reflux to improve: up to three months in some cases. Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help the gravelly voice: you can take up to 1200 mg twice a day. It helps by thinning the secretions and making them seem like saliva. We swallow lots of that each day anyway ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Having a hard time swallowing anything but water, choking sensation, dry mouth. Not strep, tested for that today. Really tired from not eating for 5da?

Having a hard time swallowing anything but water, choking sensation, dry mouth. Not strep, tested for that today. Really tired from not eating for 5da?

Likely viral: If you have a sore throat that is not strep than it is most likely viral which can be just as painful as strep. If it is viral you have to let it run its course. You can use meds like advil (ibuprofen) for the pain but will not speed up the healing process. Staying hydrated is the first priority and you may need to drink smoothies to get calories in. Steroids can be used if airway is compromised. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. Worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. Worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

Cervical Symptoms: What you describe sounds like a disorder of the cervical spine. Perhaps there is a slipped disc or some change in the spinal column.
Try hot shower to neck, GENTLY turn side to side for 3 minutes/day.
If not relieved, need to get this checked by orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?

Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?

Hard to tell: Stress can mimic cardiac symptoms. If your experiencing them related to exertion I would be more concerned about heart related issues. Either way chest pain needs to be taken seriously. Please get it checked asap. ...Read more

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Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?

Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?

No, but...: A PEG tube is down in the stomach, so doesn't affect the throat (presuming there wasn't an upper endoscopy procedure in the past few days). However, normal healthy people don't have PEG tubes, which means there could be some illness or disorder that relates to the throat and to the reason why a person has a PEG tube. ...Read more

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Started taking nexium (esomeprazole) today. Still having a choking sensation around my throat and burn in the middle of my chest any sug? Can I use pepcid 2 with it

Started taking nexium (esomeprazole) today. Still having a choking sensation around my throat and burn in the middle of my chest any sug? Can I use pepcid 2 with it

Antacids: It takes a while for this to work. Take an antacid, a liquid antacid my help coat your esophagus. Do not take any pill within 30 minutes of taking a dose or for an hour after a dose of it. Generic liquid antacids can taste truly hideous. This is one time when Brand Names are definitely better. ...Read more