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Freaking Choked Again... And then some! ( maybe tmi)

Mar 01, 2016 7:51 PM

Had finished swallowing my last meds. Was swallowing some more water when I choked on it and felt like it went in the wind pipe again. Coughing & gasping then suddenly vomited! This is the second time this has happened to me in two months. Until January, I haven't been able to throw up since being intubated in August 2010. Last June the GI doc dilated an esophageal stricture, the second time in 12 months. He's supposed to scope me again next week, but he best not stretch anything!!! Vomiting is the absolute worst thing to me because it always comes out my nose! Freaking disgusting!!! Sorry if tmi. I feel like crap now, with another headache, and my already spinal discs are hurting in the neck, again! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Mar 01, 2016 7:53 PM


Mar 01, 2016 7:56 PM

Flappys.. That sounds d awful. It happens to me also but I've nkt had any of the procedure u mention so I'm nkt sure what is the cause of mine.

Mar 01, 2016 8:48 PM


Mar 01, 2016 9:40 PM

OMG I can't stand it when that happens! It is one of the worst experiences... Plus, I don't know if it happens to you, but for me, my meds tend to come out also.

Mar 02, 2016 7:18 AM

Flappys, I am so sorry! I had a friend of mine that that had to get his esophagus stretched ever so often because of acid reflux. He hated it with a passion and so did his wife. She hated that he had to go through that. Seeing what my friend had gone through Flappys you have extra prayers coming your way! Keep us updated! Love gentle hugs and prayers coming your way. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜

Mar 02, 2016 10:43 AM

Flappy I am sorry you had to deal with that. I just can not imagine dealing with that. Praying that those issues resolve without another procedure.

Mar 02, 2016 12:08 PM

Hugs. I hope the doctor can tell you of an alternative therapy.

Mar 02, 2016 2:19 PM

Thanks to all! Autoimmunerrrrr, I couldn't tell if I lost my meds or not. I'm assuming I did since I had just swallowed them. But I told my hubby I wouldn't dare take them again for fear of ODing if they didn't come up. If stretching the esophagus is the cause of this in not letting them do it again. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

Mar 03, 2016 1:39 AM

Try this- take meds with a small amount of carbonated liquid.
Request a liquid form of your meds or smaller dosage but more pills daily from your pharmacy if they are availible- they will tell you they need to get it approved by your doc but tell them thats fine.
You can also try liquid thickener- arrowroot powder or tapioca powder are good choices and one bag will last a while. You just add a couple teaspoons to your full glass of water and it helps. When not swallowing meds drink from a straw- it really helps!

Mar 03, 2016 4:44 AM

Flappy I can't remember but do you have Sjรถgren's syndrome? Because having problems with swallowing is one of the many problems Sjรถgren's gives us.

Mar 03, 2016 12:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Shyia; I'll check on that. Yes, Painedlady, I do have Sjogrens. Although it wasn't dx until last year, I believe I've had it for 5-10 years or longer. I may have to start swallowing my meds with yogurt or jello, like the elderly patients! Lol

Mar 03, 2016 12:41 PM

LOL!! I find that my throat gets very dry and my eyes and so use do too. My hands are a mess no matter what lotion I use. I've got to sip water when I get up or I can't swallow because everything is stuck together in my throat and my tongue is stuck to the roof of my mouth.. LOL!! I can still swallow all my meds with just a sip of water though. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

Mar 03, 2016 1:51 PM

Sometimes I'm in the middle of speaking and my throat literally sticks together, and nothing comes out! Lol

Mar 03, 2016 2:26 PM

Flappsy I am so sorry that you are having trouble swallowing, and then throwing up. I know it must have been tramatic. I sometimes have problems swallowing very cold liquids my throat seizes up and I can't swallow it down for a few minutes it was very scary the first time it happened to me. It is because I had andiskectomy C 5 6 7. So I drink everything room temperature. Will keep you in my prayers sending lots of hugs.

Mar 03, 2016 2:36 PM

Weezie!!! Haven't seen you in a bit. Hope all is well with you and your family. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you great big {{{{Hugs}}}}๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป

Mar 03, 2016 5:12 PM

Weezie, my disc fusions were in '92 & '95. I have noticed it hurts to eat ice cream or milkshakes. I don't get brain freezes; I get throat freezes, and it hurts! My swallowing issues didn't start until 2-3 years ago, and the choking & vomiting started in late January. It's definitely scary & not fun. I've noticed I'm having acidic regurgitation for the past three days, and if I bend over after eating it happens too.

I hope you are doing better. You've been in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs!! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

Mar 03, 2016 5:51 PM

Flappyslady, The problems you are having with swallowing are pretty traumatic. Liquid meds was a good Suggestion, along with the straw to Limit air if you are swallowing too much when you take your meds. I have a long history of Barrett's esophagitis & use several strategies to control reflux. I watch what & how much I eat & drink especially the evening meal, making it the lightest meal of the day. No chocolate, no coffee, tomato, highly spiced foods, no dairy in the evening. I do not eat for at least three hours before bed, for me even longer. My bed is raised between 5-6 inches at the headboard & sometimes I need two pillows. Also, chewing sugarless gum after meals is helpful for acid reflux. I am so sorry you are suffering with all this & hope you find something useful here.

Mar 03, 2016 6:06 PM

Thanks Silvrrry for these suggestions. The last EGD done in June they found polyps on my stomach, first time ever. I'm hoping they don't find more problems this time. I'm eating smaller meals now.

Mar 04, 2016 9:44 AM

I just feel awful for all of us! Where is the dislike button?! Flappyslady & everyone else in this thread... I am on medications that make my mouth & throat so dry! Same symptoms as the ones said here. When I can't swallow, I didn't know that it was due to everything sticking to itself! It really freaks me out! I hope everyone finds some relief soon! ๐Ÿ’

Mar 04, 2016 11:52 AM

Biotene makes a mouth/throat spray I use often.

Mar 04, 2016 5:14 PM

Flappyslady I'm totally using that stuff again! I used it when I was on methadone, then switched to Hydrocodone & it stopped. Last week I start OxyContin & I went out and bought more, when my throat was sticking together. I failed to mention it before.

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