Choking

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I keep getting mucus stuck in my throat and feel like am choking it is really frightening as I feel I can't breathe can anyone help me with what I an do.I have tried my hubby slapping my back plus on a lot of medicines to help thin my mucus but it is happening more and more.

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    Hi there sorry to hear your suffering with this, I used to suffer with this a lot before I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis. I now take an antihistamine tablet every day as I suffered with allergies which produced a lot of mucus,(post nasal drip) and use my blue inhaler to open my airways. You may be suffering with an allergy??

    Hope you feel better soon.

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      Thank you for replying I have bronchiectasis and severe Emphysema it doesn't help that I can't cough am in a wheelchair so all my muscles are very weak,just don't like this terrible choking and thick mucus stuck in my throat it's making me panic as I can't breathe.On inhalers and also I have to daily use a nebuliser to take Gentamycin (which is an antibiotic)) through plus nebulise saline.I think that is why am so scared I take all this but now am struggling.

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    Hi Lorraine

    Does it feel like it is hanging down in your throat? Horrible feeling. I have that and it makes me cough non stop, I use Vicks Vapour rub up my nose and rubbed into my chest to help disperse it. Hope you find a solution.

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    Are you coughing hard? I don't experience your problem, but I cough real hard frequently.

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    cough really hard.

    are you clearing your lungs everyday? i

    use a vest and nebulize saline solution everyday. gotta get the mucus out.

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      I can't cough as I am a wheelchair user and have very weak muscles,can I ask what is a vest and can I get it from the hospital?I am on a lot of inhalers and nebuliser but this choking feeling is so scary.Thank you for replying.

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    It sounds like your not clearing the mucus that builds up overnight speak to your pulmonary nurse about an acopella to help you clear your lungs in the morning. The antihistamine works for me too.

    Bronchiechsis effect people in different ways you just have to keep trying different approaches till you find what works for you there's no one treatment fits all but it can be managed with a bit of patience

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    Hello Lorraine-have you tried n-acetyl cysteine capsules to thin your mucus?I have mild BC and find them very helpful,I do not have any problem with bringing up sticky mucus.The capsules are classed as a food supplement and are safe to take continuously

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    Hi Lorraine-have you tried n-acetyl cysteine capsules to thin your mucus?I have mild BC and do not have a problem bringing up sticky mucus.I take one every day.They are classed as a food supplement and are safe to take continuously.

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    Really sorry - you are having a pretty grim time. Do you have access to a senior respiratory,specialist physiotherapist? It is well worth seeing one not just to try and get the stuff up but for their wide knowledge, advice and experience of the illness and support. Do breathing exercises - AC/BT help? A glass of water every two hours? I wish you well.

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    Given that you are in that chair and weak, you need to ask your medicos if it's time for a suction machine at home

    IF you can do the positions, training in positional drainage may help. As to the vest: mine is called a SmartVest and i only have it because i live alone so there's no one to be trained in proper lung pounding locations & intensity. If your husband has no training in this, he might be making things worse in that pounding above rather than near or below where the dead areas are won't help get stuff up.

    If the stuff is coming down from your sinuses rather than up from your lungs, pursue that. I have a battery-operated sinus-rooter which helps clear things out & leaves things moisturized. Must be able to lean way over the sink to use these. This is much more powerful than a neti pot, which i can't use anyway due to deviated septum.

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