You sound like you got this chest cold
/flu thing that's going around right now. (Mono, you usually have a sore throat) I had this flu going around, and I haven't been sick in ten years. There's several posts below that talk all about it. I came here and posted becuz I was going nuts.
Anyhow, my husband had it first, and he is a smoker, and he could not catch his breath to
save his life, very scary.