Or in my case asthma/viral infections/stupid, aggravating and irritating respiratory systems had murdered my sleep tonight.
Its 4.14 am and for the 3rd time tonight I have been violently woken choking. First time in the night it was with vomiting (nice!), second was an hour after I got that one under control (which took a good half an hour) and this last was 40 minutes after the last one.
This is not asthma attack in the chest but it is in my throat where the irritaing choke reflex will choke for no apparent reason, or just because it can. I have piles of pillows and it makes no difference what I do.
I'm at the tail end of yet another viral infection (tracheitis and sinus infection). This is the 2nd one in 5 months and again has resulted in A&E visit (last Saturday). On steroids and antibiotics, plus usual inhalers (Symbicort 200/6 and Ventolin). None of those meds will stop this particular choking experience from happening.
No doctors take the blind bit of notice of it. Once said it was post nasal drip! I know different. It is not.
Its better analogy is a muscle cramp that one can feel twitching in the leg and then it goes into full spasm and there is nothing one can do about it. Except this is in the throat and stops one breathing.
Seriously fed up with this.
I have demanded an asthma review next week - 5 months since the first A&E Asthma exacerbation and I am not under any control. I can barely walk a few yards before getting out of breath, I get viral infections more often than changing socks and I get this choking problem. Surely someone in my surgery should start to see that 5 lots of steroids, 4 lots of antibotics and 2 A&E admittances plus the other diffculties I have shows that this needs investigating more thoroughly rather than handing out more tablets like sweeties??