It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Colds & Flu Message Board

Post Nasal Drip with Coughing, Gagging, Choking!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
Charlie Tuna
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1
Charlie Tuna HB User
Post Nasal Drip with Coughing, Gagging, Choking!

For about 6-8 months now I have have symptoms of PND (post nasal drip), sometimes feeling like there is a river of mucus flowing down the back of my throat. I usually do not have a stuffy nose.

The mucus gags me and I cough and choke to the point where I have ripped my poor throat to shreds. Lately it has become so violent that it causes me to vomit. I am exhausted, cannot sleep, and at my wit's end.

I have a history of reflux for which I take Nexium daily. I do not know if increasing this would help, but I do not dare to on my own because of the fear of drug interactions. Recently I have begun an A/C regimen of chemotherapy for breast cancer, so am really terrified of adding more side effects to what there already are.

Yesterday I awoke with such violent coughing, gagging and choking on all that mucus that I called the on-call weekend doctor who told me to go to the ER. The doctor that saw me called to confer with my oncologist and they prescribed a Z-pack of antibiotics plus Pseudovent as a decongestant. So far, I notice no relief at all, just dizziness and minor nausea from the meds.

I am desperate to find a way to deal with this before I return for my next chemo treatment on Tuesday. If my reaction is anything like the first treatment, I was unable to budge from bed for the first entire week! I would have never even had the strength to cough, let alone deal with that in addition to the nausea, etc.

Do you have, or do you know anyone who has PND, and is on chemo... and how do you/they deal with it all? I am literally afraid of drowning or asphixiating from my own mucus if I do not have the strength to cough it out.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-24-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 40
asti HB User
Re: Post Nasal Drip with Coughing, Gagging, Choking!

Oh my. Have you checked with your doctor to see if Mucinex would help? It is sold over the counter, and there are generics/store brands available of it. I've got bronchitis and can attest to it helping with my congestion. I've got the store brand and on the box the only contraindication is for MOAIs. The one I have includes a cough suppressant along with the expectorant (Walgreens calls it Mucus Relief DM), but you can buy expectorant only versions as well.

Wishing you well on your treatments!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what meds can you take for post nasal drip? neveragain444 Ear, Nose & Throat 1 04-19-2010 06:14 AM
Chronic Post Nasal Drip causing gagging KyleG Allergies 15 06-20-2008 01:31 PM
post nasal drip joanl Allergies 22 10-06-2007 10:14 AM
Gagging from post nasal drip KyleG Open to All Other Health Topics 1 08-30-2007 01:46 PM
choking with post nasal drip Shair Acid Reflux / GERD 4 08-29-2007 07:39 PM
Constant post nasal drip causing gagging KyleG Ear, Nose & Throat 0 08-25-2007 12:32 AM
Never ending post nasal drip and gagging KyleG General Health 0 08-25-2007 12:31 AM
post nasal drip causing gagging and choking... HELP! scooter101 Colds & Flu 78 10-18-2006 08:08 PM
How long does Post Nasal Drip last? mee4 Allergies 7 05-26-2006 10:00 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:58 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!