I just woke up choking and gasping for air....?

So, about 30 minutes ago, I woke up choking and gasping for air... Ran to the bathroom, coughed for about 1 minute, while trying to catch my breath. Now my throat is on fire and my stomach is still upset, like it has been for the last 4 hours(I ate a philly cheese steak around 5 pm) Also, I was diagnosed with GERD... show more So, about 30 minutes ago, I woke up choking and gasping for air... Ran to the bathroom, coughed for about 1 minute, while trying to catch my breath. Now my throat is on fire and my stomach is still upset, like it has been for the last 4 hours(I ate a philly cheese steak around 5 pm) Also, I was diagnosed with GERD back in July 2009, but this was the first time anything like this has happened... Could this have possibly been the GERD kicking in? Thanks.
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