Can't Stop Gagging
February 29, 2012 7:01 AM Subscribe
I cannot stop gagging.. Help!
posted by These Birds of a Feather to health & fitness (24 answers total)
I have been woefully sick for the past few weeks and I have super lousy post-nasal drip that's triggering my gag reflex constantly. The Urgent Care doctors in my area weren't sympathetic when I came in for help and one actually went so far as to say, "You're all made up for work. You don't look sick." which was infuriating to say the least, especially when their waitstaff commented on how ill I look well before I even checked in to be seen. Combined with extra sinus pain, a mild case of thrush, and laryngitis, I am one sad kid.
I have got to stop gagging on whatever it is that's dripping down my throat and onto the back of my tongue. Even water's tripping the reflex to the point of dry heaves and real vomiting. Help!
I have tried:
+ menthol lozenges
+ honey (effective, but I can't keep eating it at work)
+ scrubbing my tongue
+ salt water
+ eating constantly (also effective, but can't do that constantly)
+ DayQuil, NyQuil, etc