What I want to know is, what do you do in an emergency ? New member elina

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   Posted 3/21/2012 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
   Posted Today 12:12 AM (GMT -6)  by new member elina
Christmas 2011 I woke up with the most horrible feeling that I was choking to death. My throat was on fire and it seems like my food was choking me, I could not breath, I panicked and try to shake my husband but he had a few drinks and was fast sleep. I literally jumped out of bed and it seemed to help because I started to get air. The burning pain did not go away for about two hours and I was afraid to get in bed again so I sat down all night. Since that happened I have come in contact with a great number of people who had this problem. What I want to know is, what do you do in an emergency? if you stop breathing you can damage your brain, so is it any way to get someone near to get some air in you until 911 arrives? Please help.

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   Posted 3/21/2012 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you had a bad case of reflux.
First thing you need to do is stand up straight. Next get some antacid in you to quell the acid.
If you're afraid of choking to death have someone who lives with you to learn mouth to mouth. I doubt you will choke to death on it, but better safe than sorry.
Now, go see a doctor for some medication to prevent the reflux. Raise the head of your bed 6-8 inches and no food or alcohol 4 hour before bedtime.

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   Posted 3/22/2012 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you , I was wandering if CPR was advisable to get the oxygen to the brain. I have a friend who's mother died of acid reflux. Scary. I just went out and got a wedge to sleep a little raised. Thank you again.
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