How do I stop from gagging in the mornings?
May 12, 2008 5:12 AM Subscribe
Please help me. I don't want to throw up every morning.
posted by Stewriffic to health & fitness (39 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'll just state upfront that I'm not pregnant, and the doctor didn't have any great ideas, either, and isn't worried about any underlying problems.
I wake up every morning, my throat is phlegmy, my stomach is upset, and I gag. Often to the point of throwing up. During allergy season only. I'm sure that the problem is that I'm swallowing snot all night.
I'm hydrated. The phlegm is thick. Guaifenesin doesn't seem to help. I sleep mostly on my side. I do snore. I've had a sleep study--no apnea. Um, what else? Allergy meds don't seem to make a difference with this particular problem. My morning coffee worsens it (so sad about that). This has been going on for years, intermittently.
I've found myself having to resort to mindful breathing while driving in order not to throw up on my commute. This morning it's especially bad, and I'd appreciate any, any suggestions on how to make this go away or at least tolerable.