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If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

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 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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How come i wake up choking and gasping for air?

Gasping: The most likely cause of waking up choking and gasping for air is obstructive sleep apnea. See a doctor for examination and possible sleep study! ...Read more

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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 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?

Choking: This is called aspiration, when one chokes on their own saliva it can happen but ii it is too frequent need to be checked out. Excessive drinking and sleeping and sleeping with food or candy in the mouth etc to be avoided. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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What could cause a person to wake up choking?

Reflux: People with reflux disease wake up when their stomach contents reflux into their throats and from their into their airways. ...Read more