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    #16
    When I cough sometimes I cannot draw a breath. The only thing to do is cough on. Sorry I can't suggest a solution other than that.

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      #17
      Thanks Matthew. I didn't think I was helping him much by hitting him.
      how are You?
      Denise xxx

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        #18
        denise, have a look at this thread about choking.

        https://forum.mndassociation.org/for...oking-on-water
        Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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          #19
          denise If it happens soon after Stephen lies down in bed, it could very well be a 'choking' incident caused by saliva going down the wrong way - and it's not always easy to feel that saliva has gone down the windpipe.

          Generally, he should be sat up and left to cough it out, so to speak, and definitely no slaps on the back. The more he, and anyone else in the room relaxes, the easier it is to concentrate on his breathing and return to normal. So, the best thing you can do is not to panic...

          I also do that huge breath (mine isn't wheezy) as part of a cough, often a sneeze too πŸ™„ You just get used to it.
          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

          ​

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            #20
            I'm fine, stoned happy and off to bed soon. Hope all well with you. 😊x

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              #21
              Why do we slap people on the back if they cough and splutter? I've even patted the cat on the back thinking I was helping . I shall just calm him down after this. Not sure about the cat!
              I've been telling him off for sniffing. I said I didn't think that would help that blowing his nose would help clear it whereas sniffing will just put it on his chest. I gather that is where it goes.
              Thanks for the advice
              😘

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                #22
                Hi Matthew
                oh I'm a bit down and depressed. I could do with a room where I can go and scream πŸ˜•

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                  #23
                  I hope you are feeling better today. I haven't been able to have a blow of my nose for months btw. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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