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machelle
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   Posted 7/7/2009 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
last night i was eating corn on the cob and i started choking, this seem to be happening since i started meds i thought i was going to die i couldn't breath , what causes this , its like my throat is smaller confused

Nanners
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   Posted 7/7/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally think that you more than likely just swallowed wrong. If you are concerned you could make a appt with your family doc and discuss it with him. I know when I was hyperthyroid I had that problem.
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Aries8
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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Nanners. Odds are you probably swallowed wrong. If you think about it, it makes it worse. Great, huh? Follow Nanners advice!
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percycat
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   Posted 7/9/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Machelle,

If it happens with different kinds of foods, it's likely to be just swallowing wrong. If it's always a certain kind of food, you might want to inquire about allergies or just try taking a Benadryl at meal time. I've got allergies on the brain right now, since mine have gone haywire, so please take my thoughts with a grain of salt, and see your doctor if you're having real concerns for your health. I don't want to stir up your or anyone else's health anxiety with my own.

That choking feeling is one of the most terrifying triggers for anxiety, at least for me. But I try to tell myself that I've never choked shut, I'm always still breathing, and in my case, I have meds on hand to help me if I really get into trouble.

Good luck,
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sukay
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   Posted 7/9/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting.
 
I was thinking about posting a similar question.  I have anxiety/panic too & something has been happening to me recently that I was wondering if it was related.
 
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I get this awlful feeling like I can't breath and then feel like I am choking! shocked
 
It drives me crazy!  One time it happened when I was driving, another time just watching t.v. and sometimes while I am eating. One time it woke me out of a sound sleep!
 
Drives me crazy.  But from the other replies, I guess it is not Anxiety/panic related.  I'll mention it to my doctor.
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Aries8
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sukay, your symptoms could be anxiety related. Others have those same feelings. But I think you're right to have it checked out to make sure nothing else is going on.
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percycat
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Sukay,

It could be anxiety related, but it could also not be. The trouble I'm learning with those symptoms is that they're so common to a lot of conditions that it's hard to tell. The important thing is to determine whether your physical health is at risk, and if not, take your time sorting it out.

Feeling short of breath will make anxiety worse - that's for sure!

percycat

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