Coughing like choking

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Mostly you are asleep, coughing wakes you up, you sit up, you start coughing, coughing, coughing, then suddenly it feels as if your windpipe closes and you breathe, talk, swallow, anything!! This lasts up to 30-35 seconds (which seems like forever). It is very frightening! Eventually you can draw in small breaths and the episode subsides...... Has anyone heard of this? Please, please answer me. I've been looking for the people who wrote in before.
My Chihuahua has severe bouts of Coughing, Wheezing, Choking, & Breathing problems during the night. It seems to be a little bit better in the daytime. I've had him to Vet's, but after spending $1,000 + he has not changed. Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be?
Lately i have been choking on water, icecream and even my own spit. It can be scary sometimes. Does anyone else have this symptom while being newly pregnant?
I had my tonsils out 14 years ago due to the fact that I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like my throat was closing up, gasping for air, and coughing. I then got braces and a retainer in my mouth to move my teeth and jaw around. They pretty much said there wasn't a lot of space in my mouth for my tongue and that's why these choking/gasping/coughing attacks were happening. I hadn't had any coughing/choking fits until yesterday.
I've been dealing with coughing, choking, gasping for air these past six weeks. My first visit to a clinic I was given Benzonatate 100 mg to help loosen up mucous in my chest, and an inhaler for the times when my throat closed up and couldn’t breathe. The inhaler helped to breathe but these didn't make it go away. My physician gave me an another inhaler and cough medicine/codeine and made me sick, so I went to an ear, nose, throat Dr..
My Shih tzu keeps coughing like he is choking I'm taking him to the vet on Monday any clues what this could be and should I be alarmed?
Hi i have a 12 year old male staffie who has had 4 seizures over the past 4/5 months other than this and a few fatty lumps he eats well runs around and is very happy but for the past few days has started coughing normally first thing in the morning and when excited cough sounds like he has some thing stuck in his throat any advice ??
I couldn't stop coughing the one day, and i was gasping for air while coughing and then I felt like I was going to vomit so I ran into the bathroom while i was coughing and i got there just in time because i did throw up. It is getting alot better tho, but i am weak and i am hoping that it will be gone by Monday, I am going stir crazy cooped up in the house. i hope you feel better.
Hi, I am 56 years old male and I started to have a cough at night after a viral infection 3 years ago and it feels like I'm choking. It comes and goes and I have been almost perfect for part of the summer, then I went to the city and had late nights and alcohol. It got a lot worse when I came back home to nature again. Horrible cough at night only (sometimes when I exercise as well) when I lie down. It is also hard to breath and at times a lot of clear mucus, just like I had a horrible cold.
The back of my throat always feels very dry, no matter how much water I drink, and often taking a deep breath or yawning will start a coughing fit. My biggest concern is the my nightly coughing fits when I can't breathe. It makes me nervous to go to sleep at night. I am getting quite desperate as I have not improved at all in 3 weeks. Please help.
My mom had trouble with feeling like she was choking, and she had her esophogus streched. I guess they seen the problem with a upper scope test.
Hi, im male 33 years old, i have this feeling of choking and it feels like someone is holding my upper part of the throat, i dont have difficulty of swallowing any food... relief temporarily by coughing, eating and drinking, as well as relief when i just jogged....
I think I might have sleep apnea or something like it. I woke up last night choking and coughing. It felt like I had stopped breathing for a bit. I sleep on my stomach or on my side usually and my pillows are generally pretty flat. I first noticed this problem about a year ago. I'm not sure what it might be and I don't think it happens every night but I can't be sure because I sleep alone. I just know that when it does happen I only wake up once during the night.
I was diagnosed with Asthma approx 8 years ago. Though when it occurs though infrequent (1-2times a year or in my current situation not for 18mths) is quite severe & completely debililating. It's usually brought on by a sudden drop in temperature or onset by a flu/chest infection etc. Air conditioning & or any cold air is a complete no, no for me. At it's worst I am constantly coughing, choking & fighting for air, just trying to breathe & or talk sends me into fits.
When he drew his breath back in he sucked a morsel of food down the wrong way and started choking. I thought i was going to have do do the Heimlich manuever on him. He finally stopped hacking and coughing but i worry that he might end up with pneumonia or some other pulmonary distress. Has anyone ever had this happen to their cat?
Since the surgery, I have a constant feeling on the right side of my throat where the surgery was that there is something caught in there. I have had on at least 8 seperate occasions unbelievable choking fits that come on out of nowhere and last about 20 minutes to the point where I can almost not catch my breath. I have been woken up out of a dead sleep twice because of this and then other occasions. There is nothing that I can think of that is causing this.
The past few days, with this horrendous headache, I've also had another problem crop up. I keep waking up choking on my own saliva. It's terrible, because then it irritates my lungs and I end up having coughing fits; not good with a pressure HA obviously. I've also noticed that most of the time, when I breathe, I have a whistling, kind of like asthma wheezing, but i don't feel I'm having asthma and my inhaler doesn't make it stop. This has been going on for a few weeks.
The thing is this isnt just a one off and has happened a few times before but never to this intensity. She isnt coughing and overwise is fine. She is about 8-9 yrs old and active. We have been to see our vet who is v good but cant really be sure what happened. She had certainly not swallowed a foreign object or anything like that. Any thoughts ?
for several months, it seems when I eat, especially breakfast, if I talk after I swallow, I start coughing as if I am choking. it seems a small particle of food gets inhaled? is this possible, and why does it get keep happening, especially after I swallow completely?
My cat suddenly started coughing and her pupils are huge...she doesn't seem to have a fever but she is not herself. She is open-mouthed breathing. what is wrong?
What is going on with us??? At least 3 times each night we both wake up (alternating times) not being able to breath, choking and gasping for air. We do produce some clear sticky mucus sometimes. Our airways are closing up while sleeping (inclined mind you). Also during waking hours maybe 3-5 times per day this happens. The rest of the time, we're just fine, even during exercise.
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