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choking on saliva

PostPosted: February 14th, 2015, 8:17 pm
by nickston
Anyone ever done this while awake? Like to the point you can't breathe for a few seconds? I was just sitting there and swallowed and choked on my saliva. Was coughing and struggling to breathe for about 20 seconds. It was terrifying.

Been having some bad days. I'm so tired of this. I think I'm clinically depressed.

Thanks to anyone who answers.

Re: choking on saliva

PostPosted: February 15th, 2015, 1:24 am
by Yuliasir
Genrally it happens sometimes to each one of us, I think. If this is not your constant or fairly frequently repeated problem, it is just a chocking episode which happens to everybody while eating, speaking etc.

Re: choking on saliva

PostPosted: February 16th, 2015, 5:52 pm
by leaflea
It does happen to everyone. It happened to me and. Also aspirated food. And had an esophageal spasm. When that happened I knew for sure I must be crazy. Because anybody with that kind of pain should go to the hospital. That lasted for 1.5 hours. It happened 22 month Ago too. 22 months and then again a couple weeks ago. I then Came down with respiratory symptoms and convinced myself I had pneumonia from aspirating. I thought I was a goner. I thought of not getting the "pneumonia" treated and just die of sepsis. My fever clmbed 101. 102. 103. Family forced me to the doctor. Guess what? No pneumonia. No choking since. But I watch and have seen my husband have something go down the wrong pipe. My therapist recalled to me a time just a couple of days prior where he had swallowed incorrectly. I believe that we are hyper aware. And much of this can also be due to hyper excited nerves. My esophageal spasm happened after having the stomach flu and my esophagus was irritated. This disorder has been depressing no doubt about it.

Re: choking on saliva

PostPosted: February 16th, 2015, 7:55 pm
by emmie.s
Just the other morning I drank some tea a bit too quickly and my throat kind of felt like it was super exhausted and cramped up. My husband was standing next to me and said that coincidentally he did the same thing a few days ago with his soda. These sorts of things happen to everyone at some point or another.

Re: choking on saliva

PostPosted: February 16th, 2015, 8:44 pm
by nickston
Thank you all. I haven't had any problems since. Hoping it's just one of those things.