I've been through a few times now and still can't seem to find any answers. Basically my problem has gotten so bad now that when I wake up and during the day it feels like I'm suffocating and I'm just barely able to get the air I need. I've ruled out anxiety, allergies and/or asthma and my ENT says that my nasal airways are clear but I can't seem to breath through my nose barely at all.
My question I guess is whether this is a problem with my nose or is it a problem lower down, say my throat or my lungs? My throat doesn't feel sore but I do seem to feel phlegm there often (it never comes out thick though) and it keeps triggering a gag reflex, so I wondering if my throat is tight or something? This said, I've tried a peak flow meter too and that registered ok.
I really am lost, I'm not sure how much longer I can go on like this now, feeling like your suffocating all the time is pretty much torture, so any suggestions are welcome
Choking feeling with phlegm in the back of throat/throat closing
I feel the same. I was in Nicaragua and didnt see a doctor but got from pharacist 2 different antibiotics to stop the phlegm. It is scary. Can clear my throat and it seems okay for while. In bed it is scary and I put an extra pillow under to change the squashed feeling of my throat. Did you get any replies? It seems like when I google it they say the choking feeling has to do with anxiety. I dont have any anxiety or nothing more than normal. And I dont have a cold rarely? Confusing but choking is scary.
Hey Guys, I have developed a similar problem just recently 3-4 weeks now. So did you finally get a proper diagnosis and/or found a solution about the problem. BTW different doctors give me different diagnosis from allergies to asthma to losing weight.