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TONGUE

what might be the cause of waking up suddenly from sleep during night because of a choking sensation due to severe swelling of tongue (so much swelling that I was unable to fit in my dentures) .This was associated with extremely garbled speech.  I didn't call 911 because i couldn't speak. I checked in mirror and my smile was not  distorted.

I am a 63 yr. old female who is on medication for hypertension and have a strong family history for stroke and heart disease.
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Depending on what medication you are on, it  can be a side effect of it, an angioedema or strong allergic reaction ... Go to Emergency!!!

Jesus
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976897 tn?1379171202
Totally agree with Jrbon, but would just like to add it could be associated with the thyroid gland in the neck, or medication for Hyperthyroidism.
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THANK  YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE.  yOUR ADVICE CONFIRMS MY THINKING THAT I SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

VON766
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