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Now I’ve had the foamies a few times in my 2.5yrs from just the hacking cough of something feels stuck & a little saliva to the full regurgitation of whatever I’ve eaten. Each time the foamies related to eating something too coarse, too dry or too fast. Last night the coughing started like something was stuck but I actually hadn’t eaten for hours (8hrs - no lunch no diner - long story). Was understandably hungry so grabbed some chicken when I finally got home. Still coughing. Few minutes later, coughing worsens, salvia starts coming up & then the one bite of chicken I’d had bubbled up. Thing was it wasn’t the chicken, that was just the final straw. I believe the real cause was that I hadn’t really had anything to drink either (same long story). I was way below goal & was likely dehydrated.

Moral is seems you have to stay hydrated to avoid the foamies or the potential foamies too. So we keep learning new things even when we think we’ve a handle on what doesn’t work for us.

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1 hour ago, Arabesque said:

Now I’ve had the foamies a few times in my 2.5yrs from just the hacking cough of something feels stuck & a little saliva to the full regurgitation of whatever I’ve eaten. Each time the foamies related to eating something too coarse, too dry or too fast. Last night the coughing started like something was stuck but I actually hadn’t eaten for hours (8hrs - no lunch no diner - long story). Was understandably hungry so grabbed some chicken when I finally got home. Still coughing. Few minutes later, coughing worsens, salvia starts coming up & then the one bite of chicken I’d had bubbled up. Thing was it wasn’t the chicken, that was just the final straw. I believe the real cause was that I hadn’t really had anything to drink either (same long story). I was way below goal & was likely dehydrated.

Moral is seems you have to stay hydrated to avoid the foamies or the potential foamies too. So we keep learning new things even when we think we’ve a handle on what doesn’t work for us.

Yeah i find my reflux plays up when i haven't eaten, it sucks 😞

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Oh wow that is interesting, and weird! Sounds like a really tough day, I'm sure that's not what you needed at the end of it. I hope today was better in all ways.

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With foamies there’s a feeling of something being stuck. You produce thick saliva which you spit up (hence the name) & then regurgitate (not vomit sort of bubbles up) of the last thing you ate. I often get a hacking cough to begin as if trying to bring up what’s stuck. Usually caused by coarse or too dry food, eating too fast … or being dehydrated as I discovered.

It was actually a good afternoon & evening: a farewell to a former work colleague & a catch up with people I hadn’t seen in about 3 yrs (pre surgery). The bad was that the venue had horrendous food choices, predominately pre mixed high sugar drinks, a storm came up & prolonged rain which left us stranded in an outside area & then a long wait for taxis/ride shares.

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