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Bad cough doesn't stop at all (coughing every 2 minutes at night time) and makes u want to vomit and feel that u are choking? It has been 1 wk now.

Bad cough doesn't stop at all  (coughing every 2 minutes at night time)  and makes u want to vomit and feel that u are choking? It has been 1 wk now.

Reflux?: If your cough is worse when you are lying down then reflux is possible. If you're coughing all day upright or lying down then it's some type of upper respiratory condition either viral or bacterial that you need help with. Don't eat or drink anything for three hours before you go to bed and stay away from foods. You should see your doctor for an evaluation of your lungs and breathing. ...Read more

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Brother at 52 diag. Colon cancer. I'm 47 and have Type 1&2 Bristol chart feces for a very long time. Acid reflux, choking at night on acid chestpain?

Brother at 52 diag. Colon cancer.  I'm 47 and have Type 1&2 Bristol chart feces for a very long time.  Acid reflux, choking at night on acid chestpain?

Unrelated to Ca: Bristol Classification measures stool shapeand transit time in bowel, unrelated to any malignant pathology developing in the colon. the upper GI symptoms and acid reflux are unrelated to potential for a colonic reoplasm which usually is induced via the polyoma virus entering mucosa and establishing a field effect in which various lesion arise. One should check out bowel pathology via colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Advice 4 night-time mucus drainage w/ respiratory infection? Just want to sleep! Waking up choking. Am asthmatic on 10 day prednis./7 day augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Advice 4 night-time mucus drainage w/ respiratory infection? Just want to sleep! Waking up choking. Am asthmatic on 10 day prednis./7 day augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Call doc again: If asthma is the issue, I'd expect prednisone (>20 mg/day) would have helped it. If you have a sinus infection, the above combination works most of the time also. Thus one will need to consider pneumonia which does not respond to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and you may well need a chest x-ray and a different antibiotic. Contact your doctor now. ...Read more

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Last night i started coughing and i ended up choking and couldnt breathe. This has happened a few times. What causes this?

Laryngospasm: Severe coughing can lead to laryngospasm when the vocal cords are shut together hence inability to breath and wheezing. It is temporary but is very frightening to the patient! ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up at night choking.Could it be acid reflux?

GERD: Also called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease. The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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3 times in last 6 mths waking up choking on feels like bile. Last night was very bad and couldn't breath properly for 10-15 mins. What's wrong with me?

3 times in last 6 mths waking up choking on feels like bile. Last night was very bad and couldn't breath properly for 10-15 mins. What's wrong with me?

Reflux: This appears to be reflux. Sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen and Don't eat for at least two hours before bedtime. Avoid fried and fatty foods as they delay stomach emptying. Bile reflux is different from acid reflux and may not respond to medications like prilosec. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you on diagnosis,diet and treatment. ...Read more

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If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

Possibly: If the choking is associated with gasping for air, then it is more likely. Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness of anyone who complains of your snoring. If you are worried you should consult with a sleep physician. ...Read more

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