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Very bad cough, with mucus build up this morning upon awakening i coughed and had i found myself gasping for breath and straining to fetch the stuff up, noting came up. I had choking feeling, and got very nervous. I felt better after drinking lots of wat

The : The only situations I have heard of anyone choking from mucous is in an elderly person that lived alone and was not able to clear their airway by coughing, however this is very rare. What medication are you allergic to? If you have a bronchitis or pneumonia you may need antibiotics, there are many to choose from if allergies are a concern. Drinking water will help thin the mucous secretions along with a daily anti-histamine. I suggest you go back to your doctor for alternative treatment options. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Choking (Definition)

Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in bls courses to try ...Read more


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I've gastric pain and allergic to pantoprazole. I'll have symptomps of choking feeling and swollen eyes. What medicine suits me for gastric? Pls help!

I've gastric pain and allergic to pantoprazole. I'll have symptomps of choking feeling and swollen eyes. What medicine suits me for gastric? Pls help!

Antacids: Antacids/other over-the-counter medications would help temporarily, but you want to be seen by your internist / gastro enterologist to better assess your condition and prescribe the best treatment that would suit you given you are allergic to pantoprazole. ...Read more

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I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

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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I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?

I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?

Post nasal drip: This is most likely a post nasal drip. When youlie down all the mucous from your nose drains into your throat. When there is too much, it makes you choke on it to clear it. Try taking loratidine or certrizine before bed. ...Read more

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How come I have a choking feeling when running?

How come I have a choking feeling when running?

Possible reflux: During running and other physical activities, our GI tract slows down to shunt blood to our working muscles. When this happens, digestion slows way down. This increases the likelihood of having reflux and you'll get a sour taste in the back of the throat. Try running only after you wait an hour after eating or drinking a large quantity of fluid. ...Read more

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What causes the choking feeling when I run?

"choking" when runs: Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze. See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running. ...Read more

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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have been having a choking feeling when I go to eat dinner. I basically prevents me from swallowing with out forcing myself to do so? What can be?

Dysphagia. See MD: Dysphagia: (difficulty swallowing) can be due to incoordination, as well as possible blockage. It matters if it is for solids and/or for liquids. It matters where the problem occurs, i.e. In the mouth, back of the throat, or lower. May be due to muscle problems, neurological problems, effects of stomach reflux, or tumors. Needs evaluation. See md; may need ent, neuro, gi, video esophagram. ...Read more

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I feel I have a mental disorder, but when i go to see a psychiatrist i get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.

I feel I have a mental disorder, but when i go to see a psychiatrist i get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.

Choking feeling: The feeling of choking is common to different illnesses. In panic disorder, a panic attack produces fear, shortness of breath, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, feeling of losing control, etc for minutes up to an hour. Choking feelings are seen in conditions as acid reflux disease, gerd, esophageal stenosis, heart attack, anaphylaxis, vocal cord disease, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Choking Feeling (Definition)

A choking feeling may happen for a number of reasons that aren't actually choking. For example, if food travels slowly down the esophagus, a person may feel like he is choking. People having anxiety attacks may similarly feel like they are ...Read more