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Becoming Choked for no reason (non-food)
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Becoming Choked for no reason (non-food)

For the past 4 months, my son (age 24) gets choked for no reason.  He's not eating and he's not drinking anything.  He just gets choked and can't breathe.  It's that simple.  I haven't timed the episodes, but I'd say they last about 30-45 seconds.  Any ideas on what may be causing this?
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If I may, do the "episodes" include "inhale" gasping that sounds a little like a pigs squeel?  Does he have or has he had any episodes within the first 20-30 minutes of waking up?      
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He needs to see a gastrointerologist and schedule and EGD to find the cause. He could be having spasms or reflux but without an EGD and an examination that cannot be determined. An EGD is a simple test where they go down your throat with a camera. I have had it done and believe me its an easy test. You don't eat or drink after midnight and they give you great drugs so you don't remember a thing! Keep us updated!
paula
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I'm 19 now, and remember back in elementary school this happened to alot of kids (including myself) and we had no idea what it was. Same exact symptoms. I can't remember for how long though. What i do know is that the school was old. Wish i could help more but hope he gets better.
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