My "punching bag" has deflated! I think o_O!

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For the pass couple weeks i have had a sore throat. i have felt like something was in my throat and i have a had a cough. i though i was getting the flu so have been doing want i can. this morning i work up choking. i couldnt breath. it was like i had something blocking my air way. i ran to the bathroom an tried to cough up what i assumed was some object that fell in my throat while i was sleep. i'm freaking out and gagging and crying and think i'm going to die! i try to give myself the heimlich maneuver. nothing! but i can feel something in the back of my throat. so i put my fingers now my throat to try to grab it. i look it the mirror, inside my mouth while trying to grab waht is trying to kill me. so instead of seeing what i usually see in my tongue, teeth, uvula, and the tunnel leading down to my throat and such, my uvuala is completely blocking my throat opening. its so swallon that waht I am trying to pull out of my throat is my uvula!!!

i ended up gargling with salt water and drinking warm water, it evenually went down so i could breath. its still bigger then normal, but now i'm thinking that my weeks long throat issue has beg my enlarged uvula. IS this possible? Can a uvula swell up like that?

i'm working on getting a doctors appointment, but everytime i call its busy. should i be going to the er or what?

Last edited by thelio; 01-22-2013 at 07:26 AM.
IDK!!! Please go to the doctor! Feel better!
Well, obviously you know it can. As to why? You should be asking a doc, not us, LOL!

If you're still feeling like you're choking and having difficulty swallowing or breathing, yes, you should go to an ER or at least an urgent care clinic - there are plenty of those around nowadays where you don't have to have an appointment. Tell them you're having difficulty breathing, and you should be seen right away.

Hope you find out the problem and resolve it soon. Meanwhile, if gargling with salt water helped, soups, teas and other hot liquids probably will, too.
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i'm feeling fine and i'm not choking or anything. i still havent gotten through to the doctors office. i have talked to a few of my supervisors and they got big eyed when i told them about it. they dont know why that happened, but of course its not their field. it puzzles them that it swelled up so much but then went down so fast.

i'm drinking tea with honey right now. and have soup for lunch.
Thought you were feeling like you were choking because of your comment about the Heimlich Maneuver . . . Glad you're feeling OK now!
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Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Got curious and found this - lots more out there, but this one seemed most helpful and more detailed than most. Most everything here and elsewhere mentions dehydration as one of the most likely causes!?

. . . feel better!
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

www.fotki.com/auntnett

Last edited by WurlyLox; 01-17-2013 at 01:08 PM.
i hope you feel better

I had a sore throat for a year. It felt more swollen than sore. Turns out it as an allergy. Is it possible that you are allergic to something?

I'm having systems right now and it definitely swelling (not soreness) and it is annoying

I hope you get it figured out
Got curious and found this - lots more out there, but this one seemed most helpful and more detailed than most. Most everything here and elsewhere mentions dehydration as one of the most likely causes!?

. . . feel better!
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
thanks the the link!

i got throught to the doctor's office and made an appointment. i was told alot of the stuff in the article! because i dont have a fever or any other syptoms that could indicate an infection i was told i should be able to wait until the appointment. i should continue with drinking warm liquids, gargling with salt water, and take and antiflammation medicine. if it gets worst i am to go to the er.

its really scary when it happened because i never knew your uvula could look like that. its kinda gross.
i hope you feel better

I had a sore throat for a year. It felt more swollen than sore. Turns out it as an allergy. Is it possible that you are allergic to something?

I'm having systems right now and it definitely swelling (not soreness) and it is annoying

I hope you get it figured out
Originally Posted by scrills
i was asked if i have any type of allergies. as far as i know of i have none. well, besides pollen during allergy season. it was recommended that i could try taking an allergy med just in case it is an allergic reaction. i will probably have an allergy test done.

and thanks, i hope i get some answers too!
Please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking 'how does your vulva try to kill you?'
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Please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking 'how does your vulva try to kill you?'
Originally Posted by curlylaura

ZOMG!!!
Please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking 'how does your vulva try to kill you?'
Originally Posted by curlylaura
You weren't the only one. Ugh, now picturing someone being choked by huge swollen vulva.
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Last edited by spiderlashes5000; 01-18-2013 at 09:13 AM.
I had my uvula and some soft palate removed because it was obstructing my airway. Not fun!

Hope yours is behaving now
First and foremost I'm glad you were able to get an appt. and I hope it doesn't get worse causing you a trip to the ER. That's terribly scary!

But... I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who had to do a double take when reading the thread title.

Please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking 'how does your vulva try to kill you?'
Originally Posted by curlylaura




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i hope you feel better

I had a sore throat for a year. It felt more swollen than sore. Turns out it as an allergy. Is it possible that you are allergic to something?

I'm having systems right now and it definitely swelling (not soreness) and it is annoying

I hope you get it figured out
Originally Posted by scrills
i was asked if i have any type of allergies. as far as i know of i have none. well, besides pollen during allergy season. it was recommended that i could try taking an allergy med just in case it is an allergic reaction. i will probably have an allergy test done.

and thanks, i hope i get some answers too!
Originally Posted by thelio
just an FYI, i turned out to be allergic to something not even listed in the ingredients list. I was just lucky that the allergist thought to include it in my test.

Has this ever happened before? Is there anything similiar in what you've been eating lately? Corn? Sugary? all the same color?
i hope you feel better

I had a sore throat for a year. It felt more swollen than sore. Turns out it as an allergy. Is it possible that you are allergic to something?

I'm having systems right now and it definitely swelling (not soreness) and it is annoying

I hope you get it figured out
Originally Posted by scrills
i was asked if i have any type of allergies. as far as i know of i have none. well, besides pollen during allergy season. it was recommended that i could try taking an allergy med just in case it is an allergic reaction. i will probably have an allergy test done.

and thanks, i hope i get some answers too!
Originally Posted by thelio
just an FYI, i turned out to be allergic to something not even listed in the ingredients list. I was just lucky that the allergist thought to include it in my test.

Has this ever happened before? Is there anything similiar in what you've been eating lately? Corn? Sugary? all the same color?
Originally Posted by scrills
i don't think it has happened before. but now i'm wondering if it had and i just didn't realize because it wasn't so bad i couldn't breath. my diet really hasn't changed much recently.

i have to admit i'm a tiny bit relieved because i thought i was getting the flu and the sore throat was just the first sign. hopefully its nothing serious. i'll keep everyone posted.
I had my uvula and some soft palate removed because it was obstructing my airway. Not fun!

Hope yours is behaving now
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
do you know why it was happening? was that the only possible treatment? how often did it happen?
I just wanted to check if I was the only one who kept reading this as 'my vulva is trying to kill me'.

Carry on.

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I just wanted to check if I was the only one who kept reading this as 'my vulva is trying to kill me'.

Carry on.

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Originally Posted by iroc
i may change the title of this thread! I'm am now seeing vulva!!!

how are you doing iroc?
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Awww...I miss seeing the uvula in the title of this thread. Where is the love? I love uvulas (and vulvas too!)
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