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Help refusing food and drink says she can't breathe

Bernadette2

Registered User
Mar 13, 2015
27
Please can anyone help
Mum has just got back from a holiday
The shock of travelling and all the changes have made her extreme distressed
She says she cannot breathe - but she seems to be breathing ok
She says she cannot swallow - but saliva is getting down
She thinks she's going to die and is very distressed
She says her teeth are stopping everything and wants her teeth brushed and flossed constantly she seems to think this is the problem
Can anyone help please?
I am waiting for response from 111 too...
 

jeany123

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Mar 24, 2012
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Durham
Could she be having a panic attack or perhaps indigestion, I get a awful feeling in my mouth and throat when I have acid reflux or indigestion, you are right to call 111 she should be checked out I hope she is ok xx
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
62,801
69
Dundee
I think the best thing is for you to wait for advice from 111.

Perhaps she will calm down if you can get her to sit quietly - easier said than done, I know.
 

Bernadette2

Registered User
Mar 13, 2015
27
Could she be having a panic attack or perhaps indigestion, I get a awful feeling in my mouth and throat when I have acid reflux or indigestion, you are right to call 111 she should be checked out I hope she is ok xx
I think that it is definately panic
She is also swilling her saliva around her mouth
Hissing air through her teeth like she is trying to free food and burping a lot
 

Bernadette2

Registered User
Mar 13, 2015
27
I think the best thing is for you to wait for advice from 111.

Perhaps she will calm down if you can get her to sit quietly - easier said than done, I know.
She would not sit down - the doctor has just been out and has given her a drug to help her breathe, relax and sleep and she has just got to sleep...thanks for replying it has been an awful day
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
62,801
69
Dundee
Thank goodness she is sleeping. I hope she has a long calming sleep and that you get some rest too.
 

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