Few days ago I thought I got rid the flu but no. Stuffed nose cleared but I have awful cough. So bad that I have today had three episodes of not being able to breathe at all. And right side of my neck is hurting moving my head , couching or swallowing.
Woke up normally and about in hour started to make breakfast. Suddenly I felt I cannot breathe. I started to hyper ventilate. Never experienced worse feeling. Upper part of my chest and neck was just so tight breathing was impossible. Boiled some water and in the mean time was breathing in a bag. Had to be on my knees and lean forwards to be able to breathe. Inhaled some steam with menthol and started to feel better. Was eating, coughing and tried not to choke. Was feeling fine for few hours after that episode.
This happened before lunch and dinner as well !!! Just before I started to eat.
I am wondering is my thyroid gland causing part of the feeling. And if my hormones are all over the place.
Been sick for a week now. No fever. They this flu is difficult and takes time to get better
I did not go to er as inhaling steam resolves the issue fast. Would take 45 minutes for me to drive to er so I rather inhale steam than go drive and pass out.
My lungs are not hurting just upper part of chest and neck.