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    Old 12-21-2005, 06:55 PM   #1
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    waking up with choking sensation??????

    Just a quick question for anyone....

    Recently I'm having problems sleeping, I wake up and feel like I can't breathe, like my throat is closing,, and I have to get up and walk around try and talk myself out of it,, (maybe hit something in anger because of how scared it makes me ) And I wake up about 3 sometimes 4 times a night. Anyone ever experience this???

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    Old 12-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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    Re: waking up with choking sensation??????

    Yes I have, especially after a nightmare or a bad day. Within about a minute of waking up, I will feel like I can't breathe and then my throat and neck tighten up. It's awful. Try to take notice of what you are thinking about when you wake up? Are you having dreadful thoughts? Nightmares? That's what I think it is from. I've started telling myself, regardless how I feel, I "can" breathe, and that helps. Hugs help too!

    Old 02-12-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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    i have bouts of this. they come and go every few months and it stays with me fordays or weeks.. lsat night i woke up about 10 times with the feeling i was choking and not breathing. i mean, i gasped so loud and i just freaked.. i feel like i cant breathe all day every day.. i actually broke down last night and took my first klonopin.. i dont think it did much, although i did fall asleep for the whole night.. amanda

    Old 02-12-2006, 10:18 AM   #4
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    Re: waking up with choking sensation??????

    I get this also from time to time.
    I start coughing and it wakes me right up and I feel as if I can't swallow.
    Oh it's a terrible feeling.

    I go in the kitchen and get a glass of water and sip it to prove to myself I CAN swallow.


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    Re: waking up with choking sensation??????

    throat problems are common from stress, but always get doc to check your throat, food allergies or asthma are possible causes of whats been mentioned
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