Hi everyone I am going through a very difficult time at the moment. for the past 3 months has been a living nightmare. 3 months ago I was fit and healthy it seemed to all start when I woke up one morning chocking on stomach acid and bile it was in my mouth and throat and I seemed to breath some in, for several hours I was coughing up what seemed like bits of acid. I seemed fine for a few days after however I started coughing a lot with some upper chest tightness, I bought a cough expectorant but was no help, a week later I got fed up and went to see my Dr whom associated the cough to a viral infection. A week later I actually did come down with a cold and was still coughing. coincidently I ended up with Sinusitis which has been ongoing for many weeks despite antibiotic treatment and nasal sprays. However my biggest problem is this constant cough and throat clearing, some tightness in the chest & throat, when I cough I can feel my throat rattle and recently getting this sensation that its harder to breath, as though I have some obstruction low down in my throat. I am getting a lot of post nasal drip from the sinus problems but part of me thinks that post nasal drip surely cant be responsible for severely congesting my throat and making even breathing through my mouth difficult? On sleeping I wake up worse as though something is getting into my lungs probably thick phlegm? I eventually had enough and went to hospital as I was getting very worried, all my stats were normal 97% 02 saturation and a clear chest X-ray, yet it still feels hard to breath properly. The only thing that seems to be helping is steam inhalation which I seem to clear some mucus from my throat I am waiting on A ENT referral but just wondering if anyone has similar problems or any ideas on something that might help. Many thanks.
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