Choking feeling while sleeping... Unable to breathe through nose suddenly?

Suddenly? Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and now your nose is completely blocked you may have nasal allergies and post nasal drip. Depending on the duration of your symptoms either see your primary or an allergist.

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My mum is having a choking feeling in her neck and a stuffy nose, when she lies down to sleep she feels like she is choking what can she do?

General health? . If she's generally healthy, she may just have a cold that requires an extra pillow under head till she's better. But if she has a heart condition, the symptom can signify a more serious issue and she should see her doctor for testing and prescription medicines. Read more...

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...

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...
Gasping for air? Are you short of breath or gasping for air too? Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness? Gerd, along with these others are symptoms of sleep apnea. If you have more than one of these you should see a sleep physician. If only the gerd, see a gastroenterologist. Read more...

Acid regurgitation during sleep 3 to 5 times per year with burning and choking feeling. Any cancer risk with this frequency.

Severe reflux? You need to discuss this one with your own physician, who will know your history a lot better than we do. You probably need upper GI endoscopy to determine the extent of regurgitation and possible damage to your esophagus. If severe enough -- as in barrett's esophagus -- you could have some cancer risk. Read more...
Procedure. Cancer risk could only be judged by endoscopy a look in esophagus with lighted instrument under mild sedation to look for premalignant spots in esophagus. Read more...
Yes need scope. It is the presence of reflux more than the symptoms that increase the risk of developing barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and needs surveillance. So with symptoms like you have you should see a G.I. Doctor and have and egd upper-scoop. Read more...

Sore throat. Swollen neck. Choking feeling. This all started last night. Feel like I can't breathe?

See your doc! Any time someone feels like they can't breath, they should be checked out. Could be a potential problem or become one fast. Err on the side of caution. Read more...
Needs exam. That combination of symptoms is best assessed with an exam by a physician. Serious bacterial infections of the throat, larynx, or epiglottis can cause swelling, pain, fever, and difficulty breathing. In addition to antibiotics, sometimes steroids may be necessary. This is an urgent situation. Read more...

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...

I am having Choking feeling in throat and a bone and there is a bone in my throat which I can feel at that time with pointed head pain in left side?

Difficult swallowing. Acid reflux may cause feeling of difficulty swallowing ,however other causes also need to be considered . A feeling of something being stuck in throat may indicate ,dysfunction of throat or feeding tube. You will certainly benefit from discussing this symptom with your physician who will guide you through need of further tests. Read more...