Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has this symptom-coughing in the middle of night and choking, it's as if I cannot swallow on left side. It's frightening a little as I feel done of my airways are blocked. I've changed BP tablets 3 times now incase it was them. But I think it's just an odd symptom. Let me know please if anyone else feels like this and how can I ease it. My stroke was just over 2 months ago and was left back of my head. Acute Cerebella lacuna. Thank you for listening. :)
Hi, sorry to hear of this problem. It is quite possibly the medications you are on. I learnt early on that some Statins, blood thinners etc. can cause respiratory problems. I have emphysema ( as well as the stroke thing ) and I Had to change tablets quite a bit because they were making me cough worse than normal. So do hope this helps and you get it sorted. Best wishes, Jane.
I had a bilateral cerebeller infarct plus six TIAs. I have difficulty swallowing saliva, more so when resting on my right side, and sitting up. I do not have coughing fits, but I have a reduced respiratory drive which is quite common for cerebellar stroke. When my swallowing plays up, it is quite intense for that moment. I have got a little used to it now, and swallow more voluntarily than instinctively like I used to.
Hi- I had to change my BP tablets because they re-acted with Clopidogrel. I was on Ace-inhibitor BP tablets and was fine on these when I was on aspirin but after my TIA last Oct, I was put on Clopi to stop another stroke. I had a really bad dry cough for 3 months. The GP took me off Perindopril BP tablets and swapped me to Losartan. Within 3 weeks, the cough disappeared. I do quite often have what feels like cramp on the left side of my neck (my stroke side) It goes into a spasm when I yawn or laugh so I have to momentarily hold my breath until it relaxes and it goes away but it is frightening at the time.
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No problem, on my back with my head lifted, I sometimes can't swallow at all. At first I panicked, but now have accepted it as a symptom and have to adjust my position accordingly. If you have trouble breathing, I suggest two things, adjusting posture as straight as possible - in bed and out, also, taking a few deep breaths through the nose down to the belly and up to the chest, and then out the mouth. This seems to calibrate my breathing.