Sometimes in the afternoon or night, the phlegm
is stringy and chokes me. There are some days that I cough
about every 5 minutes. The coughing can last from seconds to the point where I get tears in my eyes, gag, choke, and eventually throw up. My chest hurts from this, as well as my throat and I have a headache. Sometimes when I eat or drink, I start to gag and choke. I can not do anything but cough and clear my throat (sometimes I clear it every 2 or 3 minutes).