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After i eat i get pain in my diaphragm area and i get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?

After i eat i get pain in my diaphragm area and i get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take  a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?

Maybe hernia: Large hiatal hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias can cause symptoms like this. This is typically and most easily diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. See your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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


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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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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?

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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Worried about my son he cannot eat tells me he is getting choking feeling when he eats.he also has stomach cramps when he eats worried what is wrong ?

Possibly food allerg: possibly he may have food allergy. Especially choking sensation could be a marker of life threatening allergy reaction called angioedema. Better be checked by allergist for the cause ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

GERD to THROAT: To prevent GERD -- eat smaller meals, chew more thoroughly, make posture straighter, get up and walk after eating, sip water during and after eating, eat less meat. AND of course, take acid blocker or acid reducer each evening 30 min before eating, such as omeprazole or Pepcid (famotidine). Both are OTC. ...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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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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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