Chest congestion lying down

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Almost once a month, my chest tightens and I have trouble breathing while lying down, bending, moving and even sitting. There are only a couple of angles that I can move in. I also get pain in my neck and shoulders. The doctor said it's chest congestion but i'm not sure because I don't have any flu or cold with it. It gets very hard for me to do anything when this happens. It usually lasts for four to five days. I also experience dizziness and exhaustion with it sometimes.
I am hoping it will just take time to clear up. Sleeping at night is fine which is odd. I would think that it would be worse lying down. Seems to get worse as the day progresses. Never had pnuemonia or Bronchitis. Should I just wait it out?
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Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
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what can i take for chest congestion also there is nothing when i blow my nose. nasal passage is very dry . i have chest xrays etc all normal. i take blood pressure med and cholestrol folic acid and a baby asprin a day. is there any thing over the counter that i can take to relieve the congestion, i have no cough. i have had several doctors and none of them has suggested what to do. they say there is nothing wrong with my lungs.
Cervicogenic headaches are headaches referred to the back of the head and the face secondary to a cervical spine disorder. Your position when setaed and when lying down needs to be assessed. It is important to get the proper support for your head and neck. A thorough neurologic examination may be necessary.This does not sound very urgent. However, the diagnosis of a migraine is usually given once other possible conditions that could have caused the symptoms have been ruled out.
Hi, about a month ago I had the Flu for 3 days and about a week later I got a cough with bad congestion well it's been a month and I have been having pain in my chest, pressure, pinching, I can't lift anything without it hurting it hurts worse in the morning when I get up and gets alittle better throughout the day but never goes away completely, sometimes I feel like my chest has to pop. I can't excercise or anything cause it aches more. I have like a numb feeling in the center of my chest.
When I go to lay down, I start to hyperventilate. I am told it is becauase they heart is not pumping as efficiiently as it should. I found that if I sleep on a wedge pillow, I can sleep normally. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/251047'>palpitations when laying down</a>.
Relief does come from getting up and on my feet. It isn't just lying down that provokes the congestion, just sitting down will bring it on. Strange. I may also try a light duty breathing mask when mowing, especially when walking behind a trimming mower or string trimmer. I must take some solace in the fact that I got by for so many years without any serious allergy problems.
diffuculty breathing or just hard to catch my breathe ( especially when sitting up or standing, easier to breathe when lying down) When i first noticed this it was very very mild,but i it got worse after being around cigar smoke. I went to the doctor last wednesday, just to make sure i didn't have phemonia or nothing like that. The doctor said that she could not hear any wheezing or anything similar to phemonia symptoms( i had no fever or no feeling of being sick besides a light cough).
My husband as the same symptoms, it's been going on for over six months and only happens as he's lying down to fall asleep or waking up. He's already checked with a cardiologist nod tests came out normal. If anyone has any help with information on this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
since a long time now i feel bad and seems like nobody has a certain answer, or they probably do not want to deeply investigate. everytime i lay down, i feel like something congests my chest, burns a bit inside and this gets me breathless and my face turns really pale. it usually starts with feeling weak and a sort of "insufficency" at my heart, a congestion there too, feelings that force me to bed. if i stand up or sit down, the breath thing and cngestion gets better.
Hi all. I had an ablation 4 weeks ago and since that time I have been experiencing chest tightness, pressure, and sharp pains in the heart. I am seeing my doctor on a weekly basis to determine the cause and undergo treatment. Following a work up of tests (echo, nuclear stress, ekg, etc.) the doctor has determined that everything in the heart is normal and that this "discomfort may be something that I just have to ride out.
The really strange thing is if this happens when I'm lying down, particularly on my right side, I'll sometimes get what feels like phlegm or fluid in my throat. Have any of you had a similarly weird experience? Any ideas as to what it might be? I've heard possibly vasospasms...or maybe complex migraines (but what about the pressure and pulsations in the right chest with that diagnosis?). But with the fluid in my throat, could the lungs be involved somehow...
i have this year been really bad with sneezing, itchy throat/nose, and nasal drip,however even when these symptoms disappear the sensation in my chest remains,i am at the end of my tether now and planning to make an 5th appointment at the doctors,over the last few days i have managed to bring up clear stuff but dont think it is coming from my chest i think its coming straight down from my nose,the symptoms are starting to make me anxious and breathless,am unsure if this is medical or if am panic
Recently, in the past 6 months I have had when lying down, in addition to the vibration, a pressure in the center of my chest that creeps up my neck into my face, forehead and temples. It is quite distressing. My blood pressure is normal as is my pulse during these episodes. In the daytime I have chest discomfort but none of the other stuff. I am planning to go back to the doctor but I feel like they do not take me seriously. Any ideas?
I understand your situation and have a similar one -- maybe not the same but we share some characteristics. I have been searching for help for 11 months. In January I was driving down the interstate at 79 miles per hour and passed out. I had no prior symptoms but was recovering from bronchitis, double ear infections, and sinusitis. Luckily it was slow enough that I pulled over to the side of the road.
Sometimes, much to my surprise (because I don't feel the congestion), when I swallow my 1st bite of food it does not go down. I begin choking and it doesn't stop until I cough up thick gooey clear to white flem, sometimes more than both of my hands can hold. The flem is quite sticky. Plus, I have pain on the lower far left Chest area. I have to be careful when choking not to bend forward too much or the pain becomes grippingly painful (keeping me from staightening up).
Hi, this is such a relief to find this page, i have had these symptoms for years but no one can tell me whats happening. i've been in A&E so many times but it wasnt heart attack or clots so sent home without any further investigations. i am a migraine sufferer & somehow they try to put it down to that, i am seeing migraine specialist who says no way could it be related.
Due to being sick for over a year (nausea, breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, congestion whenever lying down, etc) my new PC doctor did a treadmill stress test... which all I know was "abnormal" (low activity level, ST changes, chest pain with dyspnea and bilateral hand/arm numbness). A Cardiologist did an angiogram. Results are: 1) left ventricular end-diastolic pressure= 20 mmHg. Left ventricular systolic pressure = 125 mmHg. No gradient across aortic valve.
Is the nasal congestion all the time or just when lying down, as when sleeping? Does the blockage ever move to the other side? How long has this congestion been giving problems - could it be an allergic reaction to something in your environment? I can't make any connection between the nasal congestion and the chest pain. Did they start about he same time?
I quitt smoking but since I have had chest congestion when I lie down on my back (or side). I can pretty much make it happen just by lying down. It rattles in my chest and I have to cough to make it clear. This happens once a day usually, sometimes more. I often have the same symptom standing up. I had a chest xray one year after the pneumonia and they said it was clear. I have been to two different doctors (five years ago) and they both said it was allergies.
I still hear a noise when I inhale when lying down and have some congestion throughout the day...but generally feel ok. Should I be concerned about this continued rattling? Also, can I exercise with these continued symptoms or should I wait until they subside? Thanks.
Fluids leaked into the peripherals as well. I wasn't coughing up blood, but lying down I had a choking sensation and dry coughing...thought is it was a lung problem but was shocked to hear I had had a heart attack. I was in ICU for several days to restore the proper oxygen level, etc..
I have a raspy voice, congestion from either head, nose or stomach. No acid burning or chest pain. have to spit phlegm out whether I drink water, tea, gatorade or anything liquid. sometimes the voice is better sometimes I lose the voice at night while lying in bed. And last but not least at times I also have trouble speaking.
somedays I feel fine and others I feel like a total wreck my resting heart rate is about 60 beats per minute when sitting on my bed the other day when I was lying down flat on my bed my heart rate was in the 50's per minute , my heart rate has never been over 100 beats per minutes I think about the highest it has gotten has been about 80 beats per minute maybe .
Should I sleep sitting up as opposed to lying down? Is there anything else I can take as as substitutes or that might help more? Thanks!
I had one about a month or so ago and the Doctor gave me an antibiotic which after about a week cleared up my productive cough and congestion. It always seems that for a month or longer after having a respiratory infection I have breathing difficulty (especially when lying down). I get occasional wheezing also. It does not hurt at all when I breath and I only cough a couple of times a day( mostly in the morning). Is it normal for smokers to take longer to fully heal from lung infections?
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