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My throat feels narrow and I sometimes have difficulty

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My throat feels narrow and I sometimes have difficulty swallowing .
At night I awaken frequently from sleep gasping for air and I'm constantly exhausted every day.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. There may be two things going on here

You may have a problem with gastric acid reflux causing the throat problem and that may also be what's causing you to wake up during the night, but you may also have a sleep apnea problem.

You could try a week of daily Prilosec or Pepcid AC to see if that clears things up but if it doesn't you'll need to have a doctor evaluate you for the need for a sleep study

Let me know if you need more information please