This has happened a few times in the past couple of months with me. It happened one time about two years ago as well. I attribute it to increased phlegm production and thicker mucus from the COPD getting worse.
The first time I waited it out. A vitamin B complex pill lodged itself neatly where I could barely feel it. I thought it would eventually dissolve but it held tight, creating a maddening tickle in my throat. It took about an hour until finally I could cough it out.
The second event had similar symptoms but was a piece of food. Same tx, I waited it out.
The third time just a couple of weeks ago, I had the insight to use the nebulizer and albuterol to loosen up the mucus, and thereby moving the bolus of food up and out. It worked well…I was out of discomfort in a matter of minutes. Remember, I am NOT giving out medical advice, and I will follow up with you after speaking to the GP and pulmonologist for their take on this method.
And now for prevention, I’m nebulizing before meals.
I so love the empathy + understanding from this group. Inspires me to push on.
Oh, oh, oh. The second season of All Creatures Great and Small has begun. Sunday nights, Masterpiece Theatre.