I posted here recently regarding anxiety about upper body pain and shortness of breath, but tonight I also coughed up pink, frothy sputum for the second time in three weeks. In neither instance did I have a bloody nose, bleeding gums, or throat irritation. It is clearly coming from my chest.
I know anxiety can be responsible for certain symptoms, but I am having a hard time believing that it can cause this. Besides, this symptom is not even occurring during a panic attack. I have had problems with dyspnea and sinus tachycardia since being hospitalized with pneumonia last January. My problems with chest pain and pink sputum precede the pneumonia.
I don't know what to do here. My sputum is no longer pink, but my chest feels tight, and I have a productive cough. I know conventional wisdom says it's all anxiety, but what if it isn't?
I realize no one here can give medical advice, but I'm scared and don't know what to do. Should I go to the ER? I don't know what's real when it comes to my body anymore.