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What Does It Mean When I Wake Up Choking
No: Vomiting is not a typical symptom of sleep apnea. The gasping or choking sensation that's mentioned is from air hunger and not from anything that has to do with your stomach. You should talk to your doctor about throwing up at night and find the reason why. Sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, dry mouth, urinating at night frequently, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep & daytime sleepiness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wake up choking because my saliva has gone down my wind pipe its so annoying i just want a decent nights sleep :( doe any one know what this is?
I have Multiple Sclerosis and I wake up choking and grasping for air. I have choking episodes all day (at work, while driving,etc).I am afraid to eat.
Several points: You may have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, but a better explanation might be sinusitis or GERD. Would urge you to visit internist and undergo full examination. Would also get your neurologist into the loop, as regardless of cause of the above, you need a potent disease modifying agent for your MS. It is very unusual for MS to affect breathing or cause intermittent choking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake up choking on acid and always have a lot of phlegm in my throat. Is this serious?! i've had heartburn for 5 years too.
Sounds like GERD: You are on Omeprazole for heartburn. It is clear that this is inadequate for your symptoms. The symptoms you describe above are all associated with gerd. Please return to your doctor and obtain a different medication for the treatment of gerd since Omeprazole is not currently working well enough for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a bad case of GERD at night. I wake up choking, wheezing, & gaging. What to do at the moment when im choking, the acid backflows into my throat?
See your doctor: See your doctor for an evaluation of your gerd and for treatment recommendations. Untreated gerd can cause many problems including esophagitis, cancer, barrett.S esophagus, asthma, sinusitis, aspiration pneumonia and laryngitis and more. For now you can purchase over the counter zantac (ranitidine) and take 300 mg at bedtime.If awakened with it take 2 tablespoonful upon awakening. Also, stop smoking! ...Read more
During naps i wake up choking on my spit. When i sleep at night i won't choke, but wake up with a sore throat. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bad gerd, i wake up choking on my stomach acid &, burning my throat, the acid gets in my lungs. What can I do when this happens? I take Pepcid (famotidine) at bed
Take precautions: Prevent , regurgitation . Your supper eat light , do not go to bed immediately after eating give 3 to 4 hr gap . When you sleep do not lie flat , use 2 pillows , do not drink or smoke before bed time, take your medications in few is intractable may need anti-reflux procedure . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
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