- Oct 20, 2019
- Los Angeles
My wife just told me that occasionally -- once every week or two -- I will wake up choking and/or coughing, and that sometimes I will even go to the sink to spit up whatever I have just coughed up. I had no idea - my brain must be erasing these episodes once I fall back asleep. But it alarmed me because so far in my disease course I have not had any problems eating or breathing. I am limb-onset, with weakness and atrophy mostly in my right arm and hand, and a little bit in left leg so far. I'm curious whether anyone's breathing/coughing problems started in the middle of their sleep. Since she says I am going to sink to get rid of whatever I've coughed up, I'm wondering whether this is something separate like reflux, though I know reflux issues can be magnified when mixed with weakened throat/chest muscles. I guess I'm hoping I'm not quite there yet.