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Have you ever had your throat seize up and you couldn't breath?

Asked by Dutchess_III (27166 points ) July 31st, 2011

Just happened to me. God that’s scary.

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Bart19's avatar

Once when I was around twelve. It scared the crap out of me. It never happened again though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s happened to me about 4 times in my life, three times within the last 10 years…

trickface's avatar

Asthma attacks like this hit me every few years.

Being whisked off to the hospital with a mucus overload or lying down exhausted and gasping on the floor waiting for an ambulance is NOT fun, but the instant relief of an oxygen tank is absolutely one of the greatest pleasures when in that situation.

Cruiser's avatar

My first reaction would be you had an allergic reaction to something…you may want to consult with your doc and get an inhaler to help you in these dire moments!

augustlan's avatar

Yes, several times in the last 2 years or so. Can’t swallow, can’t breathe. Freaks me out every time. :/

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’ve had two allergy attacks like that. I had to tell myself to inhale. Yeah, it’s really scary. I thought if I blacked out by myself it was all over.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Yeah. Like that. I staggered out of the bathroom to the back deck because my husband was out side…but where I had no idea. Fortunately he was walking from the garage to the yard..so strange, I tried to yell but couldn’t of course (that was freaky too) so I started waving frantically (while one part of me is thinking “this is NOT conserving oxygen)...he saw me, and just then my throat started to open and I was trying to drag in air…calmly…and I was making a “Whaaa whaaa! whaaa! whaa!” screeching sound…and then it just chilled and I was OK after a couple of minutes.

What IS asthma, anyway?

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