WOW, am I glad I found you!!! I have just had my second Paramedics ride to the hospital for this choking last night!!!!
I have asthma, and heartburn. I guess the asthma makes the incident worse.
Tell me, do you have this loud sound when you inhale?? during the choking episode?
the first trip to the ER the Dr just called it asthma, but the paramedics said there was no sound of wheezing, not even any air moving in or out. this second visit, the paramedics said even though i was felt like i wasn't able to breath at alllllll, except this loud inhalation,my skin was pink and even red, not blue. the oxygen monitor even said i was getting plenty of oxygen. finally at the end of the er visit the doctor said it was a laryngeal spasm. he said because i was lying down and i had had some hearth burn symptoms, it was probably acid reflux.
I looked up Laryngeospasm and read a lot from the scuba divers, and white water rafters, who say even one drop of cold water on your larynx can cause it to spasm. it's a protective mechanism to keep you from taking water into your lungs. they say once you get the face out of the water, and maybe blow into the victims face, the body knows that water is not a threat, and it will relax the larynx. another couple of swimmers wrote that you've got to be real calm- even says that's so hard to do, and breath in thru the nose and out thru the mouth. I guess if you black out from it, while in the water, you drown if not helped. Or some one mentioned poor heart rhythms from the shock, and death.
Can any one confirm that breathing thru the nose etc, can help??? or blowing into the face, ?? or that once you black out, the spasm subsides, and you can breath alright again??? first thing this morning believe me I started on the pills for GERD.