Posted by admin on August 7, 2011
Can you die from choking on spit?
lately i’ve been choking on absolutely nothing.. today i was sitting there and i started choking and i tried to breathe in but i couldn’t! i freaked out like i always do..this happens about 2-3 times a month. it’s like i’m being strangled. i’ll try to inhale but it only goes so far and it does not reach my lungs..i try to cough but i can’t..because ya know how a cough comes from deep inside you? it’s as if my throat is blocked off at a certain point..i always think i’ll pass out. i was not doing anything when it happened..i wasnt running around or talking. i feel like an idiot when i do it b/c im gasping for breath & it looks like i’m dying..i’m pregnant so i worry i’ll cut off oxygen in the baby or something..but this was going on way before i got pregnant..so what could it be? it’s not asthma b/c i’ve been tested a few times. o and it lasts for 20-30 secs. i know i said “choking on spit”..but i dont know if it was or not.
haha..umm no loogies.. =)
Answer by Jordy
You should go to the doctor and ask about it
Answer by Say What Thou Wilt
Yes, it’s called drowning when water or some form of liquid gets into your windpipe you can die but it’s unlikely because of the gag reflux expels it.
Answer by pookie
Personally, I believe spit can only choke you if it contains some seriously big ol’ loogies.
Answer by lovely_lady_lavender
Yes, you can.
Pregnancy causes a bit more mucous and body fluids as bottled up inside you.
I did the same thing when I was carrying my children.
Answer by firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes difficulty swallowing or choking can be a symptom of problems with your esophagus or neuromuscular like Myasthenia Gravis, talk it over with your doctor.
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