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Muscle spasm, cough and felt blocked throat. Have acid reflux problem. What is going on?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi doctor,

After I finished my workout today.
As I was driving home.

I started to cough, tingling/ticklish feeling in back of throat and for brief moments I felt like my throat closed and my airways were blocked.

I couldn't breathe for about 1 to 2 seconds.

This happened on and off for about 5 to 10 minutes.

My last blood work was about 1.5 months ago.

Everything was good except my vitamin d levels were low and my red blood cell count was a little high.

I do have acid reflux issues.

It seems as my breathing is not as good as it should be right now.
I have been experiencing random muscle spams, twitching and tingling sensations all over my body.
Also random minor ab pain.

What can you tell me.

Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 5 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The short episodes of shortness of breath is indicative of Hyperreactive airways and tingling in throat may be a part of it or it may be an upper respiratory infection due to virus/bacteria which is so common phenomenon.
Decongestant preparations and gargles are so helpful in these conditions.
You can get the over the counter medicines like Sinarest/Wikoryl which contains Chlorpheniramine+pseudoephedrine+paracetamol.
You should maintain a clean oral health, brush twice a day and do chlorhexidine mouth gargles thrice a day and avoid eating any edibles during ensuing 2 hours to ensure good germicidal effect of chlorhexidine; Do warm saline gargles after you take anything orally.
Take these medicines under the supervision of a local clinician. Also get physical examination to rule out bronchial asthma.
The acid reflux and dyspeptic symptoms need a treatment from gastroenterologist after a personal visit and physical examination.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
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