Sudden airway obstruction

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For over 10 years occasionally ( maybe 5 times a year ) I will be talking and then suddenly get an airway obstruction. First one was frightening but further ones I learnt to cope with. You can hear the wheezing as I force air into my lungs but once Iver coughed a few times slowly the obstruction goes and I can breathe normally again ..usually lasts less than a minute. Its probably more frightening for my family than me. Today however was frightening even for me, I am just recovering from an ear infection ( first time in over 40 years ) so I was already clearing my throat a lot. I was speaking to my wife and the obstruction happened but this time it was very difficult to breathe at all. Again after a minute and lots of coughing it cleared.

I know now I need to see a consultant so wondering if anyone can recommend one in cheshire. My local hospital is MCHT ( east cheshre/leighton ) but happy to travel to the best consultant


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    we travel to see Dr Ian Beckingham at queens medical centre in Nottingham. Yes its a far way as we are in Wigan but he's the best man when it comes to Achalasia. Apparently there are some good doctors in Manchester but I'm not sure on their name. You need it looking at so you do not get chest infections x

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    it sounds more like an ear nose and throat specialist you need to consult, but they may not be able to help if they cannot see what is happening at the time

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