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Can GERD cause you to vomit in your sleep, when you are unaware and you only wake up because you are choking on it?

Can GERD cause you to vomit in your sleep, when you are unaware and you only wake up because you are choking on it?

Kind of yes: If you have bad reflux, when you lay down there is no gravity keeping your gastric juices and acid in your stomach. The acid will migrate up your esophagus and can cause a feeling of vomit or choking when you wake up. You need to be evaluated as well as change certain lifestyles such as raising the head of your bed while you sleep. An upper endoscopy is essential for your exam. ...Read more

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What are causes of a bowel movement in your sleep that does not wake you? And of vomiting in your sleep, when you only wake because you are choking on

What are causes of a bowel movement in your sleep that does not wake you? And of vomiting in your sleep, when you only wake because you are choking on

We all pass gas when: We sleep, and if you are having diarrhea, then it might not be unusual to pass some stool at the same time. GE reflux is not uncommon, and when lying down, esp on a full stomach and may seem like vomiting. Imodium (loperamide) slows intestinal activity, but may also delay stomach emptying. Aside from that, abnormal sedation from alcohol, sleeping pills, seizure, or occasionally a bad dream. I wish u well. ...Read more

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Sleep vomiting and choking, is it serious? Ithas happened about 12 times in the past three years. It started after I had my children.

GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or see a GI specialist to r/o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) p.S. How's your weight, post pregnancy? ...Read more

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Oesophegus has a burning sensation..feel lyk vomiting and something is choking me?

Oesophegus has a burning sensation..feel lyk vomiting and something is choking me?

Describing LPR?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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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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He has Coughing/Choking randomly and has started to struggle swallowing a few times a day resulting in vomiting. Any idea what could be wrong?

He has Coughing/Choking randomly and has started to struggle swallowing a few times a day resulting in vomiting. Any idea what could be wrong?

1 year old coughing: Check for asthma Bring child to doctor and ask to check for asthma can also be pyloric stenosis, reflux/ GERD , rarely muscular dysrophy or other neurologic issue Chocking aspirating can result in pneumonia f/u /w/ doc today ...Read more

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My 19 mo has a cold. She just woke up choking & vomiting. I assume on the post nasal drip. Took her a bit to catch her breath. Should I be worried?

My 19 mo has a cold. She just woke up choking & vomiting.  I assume on the post nasal drip. Took her a bit to catch her breath. Should I be worried?

Resp distress w baby: If there is any question as to the cause of difficulty breathing, particularly in a baby, they should be seen and examined by a doctor to make certain this is not something that is likely to further compromise their health and welfare. ...Read more