Last night I woke up choking (I think on my saliva)...

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   Posted 1/7/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone experienced this?  I've got it in my head that it means I have ALS (the kind that starts with your throat).  My husband says that it happens to him sometimes, but I'm sure he's just saying that to make me feel better.  Anybody have words of comfort for me?

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   Posted 1/7/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I do that when I'm awake typically.... not usually when I'm asleep...

maybe you should talk to your doc about this?

I'm sure others will be more helpful here.... as I do not experience this at night...

I tend to suffer from extremely dry throat and wake up in the middle of the night and drink tons of water...

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   Posted 1/7/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have done this awake...I am sure it is probably nothing but I hope someone stops in to offer you more sound advice.
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   Posted 1/8/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I just told normal about my experience with this but I woke with vomit in throat .....scary stuff .....
I would really talk to your doc could be gerd
But I dont know for sure
I know thats what my doc put me on meds for and it does help alot
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   Posted 1/8/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
this is weird.i just had this happen to me the other night... mind you i have GERD and i snore so my throat dries easily with the it is drier in the winter..Do you sleep with a fan ? It may have just dried your throat out.. My throat is sore today and i feel like theres a lump in it but i could be coming down sick too.. who knows... Try not to think about ALS i researched that,,, typical onset is age 40-70 and affects somethin like 1 in every 200,000 or something like that.. hope this helps!
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   Posted 1/8/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies.  I do have GERD, and am not taking my meds at this time.  I have choked before on "stuff" coming up, but this seemed to be more a saliva thing.  No problem last night, though.
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