Check with your physician about GERD. I have a friend and also a sister who had a cough in the morning and both were diagnosed with GERD. I also have the "lump in the throat" and morning nausea, and I have been diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus and GERD. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the issue. Until you can get to a doctor, try to raise your bed/mattress up a little at the head of the bed where your pillow is. This will help keep stomach acid where it belongs. Feel better soon!!!
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Mine was from reflux. Talk to your doctor. It could be simply changing the allergy medicine. If you are not going to an allergy/asthma doctor, I highly recommend doing so. My primary care doc is wonderful but she is not an expert and the difference is noticable when I began seeing an allergy/asthma doctor. She made a few adjustments to medications and I don't have that feeling of choking to death any more. Welcome to the team. You will get lots of help here but always remember that none of us are doctors and you should not hesitate to ask the same questions of them. Happy Breathing!
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I also have that and figure it is coming from the sinuses and yes the post nasal drip. My daughter wakes up with it alot and usually will not eat breakfast before she goes to school. I have started a nose spray that helps me with mine quite a bit.
Cherly I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13
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Welcome! It sounds like you have already gotten a good answer. I don't have that issue, so I don't have any advice on that in particular. My asthma is well under control these days, but I find it really helpful to use a peak flow meter to check my lung capacity every am and pm and after exercise. Many times it can be declining and I don't ever realize it. Checking your capacity with a peak flow meter might help shed some light on you problem and with your asthma overall if you are not already using one.
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Do you have to cough in the morning? I feel nauseous in the morning, then I cough a bit, drink a hot tea and I'm better. Sometimes it's worse and coffee helps clear my breathing but I've had asthma for many years. A glass of vanilla soy or some breakfast helps too. It may be from post nasal drip.
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Hi Everyone! My name is Tory and I am a 22 year-old college student. I was really active until I hit college, but I was a swimmer with great breathing control, so my asthma symptoms went unrecognized. Now that I'm overweight and out of shape, things are a little different. I was just diagnosed with exercised-induced asthma a couple weeks ago and have been taking albuterol before I work out and Claritin at night for the allergies. Everything has been great except for one thing...
Every morning, I wake up with this lump in my throat and feel a little nauseous (and no, I'm not pregnant). I was just wondering if this could be related to having asthma problems at night. My doctor mentioned that people with asthma sometimes have difficulty breathing at night, but I never really thought this was a breathing problem before.
Let me know if you have ever experienced this before or just know what I'm talking about.
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