Waking up choking and gagging

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does anyone else have this? I keep waking up when I do get to sleep and choking on my own vomit. Obviously I'm concerned as this is happening a lot now. Fibro related? Another new thing to deal with!

thanks fellow fibromites xx

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    I would visit your GP or specialist and discuss this.  It maybe related to any number of things... from Med's...or to a health condition.  

    After my MVA, where I acquired repetitive Head trauma, whiplashing and compression fractures, I was having what one would describe as fits, or seizure episodes.   I continue to have these on a much milder basis, BUT on the odd occasion I will have a big one, and these are getting worse.  These cause me vomit.   

    I have head and neck issues 24/7 even to lay down, I am never truly comfortable, I am always struggling to find the best of a position to hopefully fall asleep.  I have to take alot of care in regards to my neck, as to move incorrectly or aggrevate or pinch a nerve in my neck, will instantly take my head out in and it's hugely hard to deal with.  

    In the past I have woken up with my face covered in vomit, due to having a seizure in my sleep.  Admittedly I'd had a seizure episode even prior to laying down.  I definitely wasn't a well puppy..   

    My abusive x partner refused to acknowledge just how sick I was, and threw his toys out the cot, accusing me of being an 'inconvenience'...   I will never ever forget that 72hr period of my life.  

    Anyway,enough of me and mine....  You do need to have yourself checked out.

    What are your symptoms prior to going to sleep?  

    Are you eating certain foods you shouldn't and eating to late before going to bed?

    Do you have any other health conditions besides Fibro??

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      My word deb97936! Wow your situation sounds dreadful! It's so frightening how much people have to put up with. I hear you about unsympathetic ex partners. Men!

      ive got an appointment tomorrow morning with the gp anyway as the consultant had written to my gp recommending I start tramadol.  I'll mention it to him then. I have no faith in the medical profession really so I'm not expecting anything that amazing from them. I'll probably get told its anxiety again!!!

      i do have coeliac disease amongst lots of other mental health issues and the Fibro obviously. 

      I often feel sick after dairy especially milk. I can't give up ice cream. Is there no god?

      anyway thanks for your reply.

      I really hope you feel better. Keep the faith. 


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    Hi Earthakitt Since having fibro I have had choking episodes and trouble with swollowing. I mentioned it too my gp she didnt seem to concerned. It happens frquently with me. my advice would be to see your gp or a phone consultation. Tell them whats happening at least then you will know if its down to fibro or may be something else plus you will have peace of mind take care
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      Hi Kaz..  hope your doing well.   You have mentioned something that I also do have issues with and thats swollowing my food.  Sometimes I get internal cramping and there are times that the food won't go down.  It's like my muscles in and round the oesophogus just plainly stop working, and I have to spit my food out.   It's the strangest thing. 

      The cramping is very uncomfortable and it  affects the muscles internally, even in my back I feel it.  I have found that forcing myself to cough repetitively helps to relieve these symptoms.

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      Hi Deb I have only had problems with swollowing and chokeing since having fibro. Didnt have any problems before. The chokeing has been quiet bad at times where Ive been fighting for my breath, when I spoke to gp about it she said to phone for ambulance.Im having trouble swollowing food and tablets at the min. 
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      Hi Kaz 40,

      thanks for your reply. It's really interesting that so many of us have the same symptoms but none of them seem to be recorded. There must be a cure on its way! Why are we all so sick? Makes me wonder if it's something we are breathing in or is in the water or in our food. 

      Anyway thanks again and you take care too! 

      Be kind to yourself I hope you feel better. All the best xx

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    I think it sounds like acid reflux I have had the same problem and was prescribed omeprazole. Make an appointment with your gp.
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    Hi EarthaKitt:

    Wow!  You really seem to be having a major problem.  What would be the cause could never even start.  Is it possible that something is ongoing with your esophagus, possibly an obstruction?  I don't want to scare you as your are probably already worried.  This may require an ER visit and maybe they can do a endoscopy to see what is going on.  It doesn't seem normal that you wake up vomiting and choking.  I personally don't believe that fibro would cause this but then I am not a doctor so I couldn't advise.  It's hard enough to go through the pain of fibro but to have this complication, I never heard of.  I believe going to the ER should be a priority for  you.  You don't want to get into uncontrollable choking.  Please let me know what is found.  That, I would appreciate.  The only thing at times when swallowing, I get at certain times unable to get anything down and have to rest a few seconds and try again.  The second time usually works.  Take care, feel better and take care of this.


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