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Waking up choking on saliva

I was wondering if anyone can help me?

I have been waking up choking on my own saliva, and frequently aspirating saliva into my lungs. It's affecting my throat and lungs and I have significant shortness of breath as a result of the aspirations.

I had originally thought that the issue was acid reflux or GERD but I'm considering that sleep apnoea might be the issue.

Has anyone had similar issues, and does this sound like sleep apnoea?

Any help greatly appreciated.



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Question will be best answered by a doc who examines you and knows your full med history.  Start with a primary care physician.
Thanks, my doc said post nasal drip but didn’t want to investigate further so I’m left clueless as to the cause.
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