Chest congestion in the morning

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Avatar m tn A bad gastric reflux can cause sinus like symptoms and chest congestions which are worst in the morning as that is the time the reflux is worst. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief.
Avatar n tn 2nd time they gave me a different antibiotics,some steriod and 2 different inhalers 3rd time a chest xray and more antobiotics. Nothing has helped. The cough is worse in the morning, but is still bad throughout the day at times. I'm 39,not overwieght, reasonably healthy and I don't have any alergies. Need some help...anything please.
Avatar m tn In response to your question, the morning congestion is probably cleared with one breath or cough because it is in your large upper airways and not in your lungs. There need not be just one cause and it is also possible that with your strong skin test responses to a variety of allergens, allergy may also be a causative factor. The first reaction, in that regard, would be to reduce, partially or completely, your exposure to those allergens, particularly the mites and cat dander.
1936550 tn?1348363808 Yeah it should be the regular mucinex. If you have any honey in the house, that will double as a good natural cough syrup until you can get to a store.
422924 tn?1331767919 the problem is i would wake up in the morning with chest congestion stuffy nose. i do have carpets in my bedroom and living room do you suggest me to get tested. for allergies. also when i got my chest xray no signs of emphysema.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the information! I felt better this morning (the day after the hike) and I'm sure it was just the altitude because my legs don't hurt at all. I didn't even think about the altitude when we started the hike, but now I know that I'm not cut out for it. I certainly won't attempt it again without a trainer or until I know I'm in good enough shape for it. I'll ask my doctor about it when I get my insurance physical in a few weeks. Thanks for your advice.
Avatar m tn i have been taking alot of catrh and bronchial mixture medicines which do help....could i have asthma? (i did during childhood) because during the day my chest is clear its only in the mornings im congested...
362809 tn?1233510154 I'm having surgery for my recurrent thyroid cancer in the morning. This is still contingent on if I have a fever in the morning (I've been sick) but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I saw my endocrinologist today and while I was there asked him to listen to my chest to make sure it wasn't congested because they said that is one thing, other than fever, they would cancel the surgery for. Luckily, no congestion, but my temp was 99.6.
Avatar n tn It seems like my sinus symptoms are getting better, but the weakness in the knees has stayed with me as well the chest congestion/breathing issue and the trouble swallowing which has been a little bit better with the advil. Do you think that I just have a viral infection that has caused all these symptoms and my body is trying to get rid of the virus? Do you have any suggestions of any other things I can do or any tests I should be tested for?
Avatar n tn 10 days ago I began to feel sick. 8 days ago I had sore throat, congestion, minor headache, body aches and cough. I spent 4 days in bed with most of same symptoms. The constants were sore throat and congestion. No fever. Chills once for a short period. During this time I was expelling a little phlegm both through throat and nose, mostly in am when awakening and in the shower. I went to work after 4th day. Felt fair during day, nights were usually bad.
Avatar n tn Just the dry cough most of the time with it being very productive in AM. Can you give me any ideas what this could be and if I need to be worried about this. In addition to zyrtec I also take 40mg nexium twice a day, carafate, hyzaar, demadex, toprol xl. Thank you for any suggestions.
1423878 tn?1282887232 I also am getting a stuffy nose and extreme congestion in my throat causeing me to have to clear my throat all the time. I feel spaced out and run down alot. I wanted to know if anyone else had similar symptoms as me? Another thing that has been happening is that when I wake up in the morning it seems to be worse. I wake up short of breath and get heart palps. I am so scared of doing anything strenious because I am afraid if I do my heart is going to stop and I am going to drop dead.
Avatar f tn If you have dust mite allergy, GERD, pet allergy (and your pet sleeps in your bed room), you could be triggering congestion that starts draining in the morning triggering asthma or trouble breathing. Try taking an antihistamine at night, incasing bedding in allergy proof covering, and teaching your pet (if you have one) to sleep somewhere else. Also, be sure windows and doors are kept closed as much as possible.
Avatar f tn After having a chicken bone today, she started yelping in pain and vomited three time. The vomit has mostly been frothy. She screamt in pain on the way to the vet. We took an xray and found that her heart is enlarged and her lungs are congested. But the doc dint start treatment as he required a blood test which can only be done in the morning. We took her for a second opinion. On the way back home, she yelped in pain and vomited twice once we got home. She is still yelping or crying in pain.
Avatar f tn Sounds like you have alot of respiratory inflammation going on and perhaps there might be yucky congestion in the upper airway not coming up. I would think if it were the EE/GERD only it would be resolving by now especially since you have increased the Prilosec.
1271927 tn?1310583962 It will take a good 20 minutes to go through the entire tablet. I found if I used it in the evening, then used the Neti Pot right after that I would get some great rest for at least a few hours. It's amazing how it clears you out! Also - check with your dr first (as always), but Sudafed and Tylenol are both approved for anytime during your pregnancy. I used Sudafed a lot with my first pregnancy and am already taking it with this one since it's now fall and the molds are coming out like crazy!
Avatar n tn You cough in the morning, clear this out and are fine the rest of the day. Drink lots of fluids and hopefully, if this is a viral infection, it will go away with what you have been given.
Avatar n tn During my stay in the hospital I had a very bad cough and chest congestion. Over the past 6 years the congestion has remained. In the morning it is very bad, I have to cough untill I get the mucus out of my chest. I was at my Doctor with this problem, and received antiboatics. Did,nt help.
Avatar f tn Thanks again for your comments. Presently I am taking an allergy over-the-counter med and advair in the evening. In the day time I take flonase and use the salt water solution several times in the day time. Used to smoke. Really worried that things won't improve or does it take quite some time after you quit?
Avatar n tn This sounds like an upper respiratory infection that could involve your nose, throat, sinuses and/or your larynx. It could be from a virus, of a type that can also cause flu-like symptoms. If caused by a virus, symptoms may worsen and improve, but should definitely start to resolve at this, the ten day mark. More worrisome is that it could be a 'strep throat' or, as you suggest, also involve your lungs.
Avatar n tn This time when I took Nasarel it miraculously cleared it all up within 5 days, BUT, it moved it all down to my chest *rolls eyes*. I woke up the next morning with the lower back of my ribs feeling extremely tight and like I was beaten with a baseball bat. A neighbor had the same symptoms funny enough and she went and got blood work and all these tests and the doc just told her "you're fine, must be a virus going around, you'll be fine in a few weeks". Err, ok.
Avatar m tn But you seem to have eiether chornic bronchitis or bronchial asthma secondary to allergy esp. in the early morning. You need to undergo lungs radiograph to rule out chronic bronchitis, Spirometry for lung function tests. You may be allergic pollens which may be released in the morning. In such cases try keeping your windows closed at night. You can go for centrally acting cough suppressants, mucolytics and steam inhalation after consultation from physician, as well as appropriate therapy.
Avatar m tn For last 1 1/2 weeks my chest has a pain in the center. Notice in the morning after laying down and when I swallow I feel pain. I had a cold/flu approx. 6 weeks ago and was able to function after about 2 days. However, I have had a persistent cough that never seem to go away. Its not all the time once I am up in the morning it eleveates for the most part but annoying. I have recently started on ibuprophen and it helps a little. I do not feel like I have congestion.
Avatar n tn She calls it a bubble feeling, but that's how she is describing the tightness in her chest. She did have this wake her up last night in the middle of the night. That seems like it's a first. So any information we can get will be helpful to us to understand this. We're learning as we go along. Her doctor told her that she would probably breathe better in the warmer months than the colder months.
Avatar f tn You can also put in a corner of the room a bowl of hot water with some Vick in it so as to allow the steam vapours into the room to help him breathe. If you do have other children, do make sure that they cannot reach the bowl of water. Keep the baby warm and offer a warm diluted baby juice drink or just plain water. The doctor may also prescribe a baby pain relief medication in suspension form to help reduce any raised temperature. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn HI, about a month ago I got the flu for 3 days and a few days after that I got the congestion and bad cough well the cough is gone and I have chest pain it has lasted a month it is a squeezing, pinching, sometimes a cool feeling in the center, sometimes it squeezes and sometimes it feels like pressure, it's worse when I wake up in the morning, when I turn certain ways it hurts. It feels like my center chest needs to pop but doesn't, like when I tighten my chest muscles it hurts.
Avatar m tn I will probably call a nurse in the morning if nothing is better... for now, I'm off to hydrate and try to get some sleep. Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn Unlike the colds of the past, where the symptoms almost always would be a massive sore throat that would last for a couple of days, followed by nasal congestion, post nasal drip, yellow and green mucus drainage, and that incessant cough, this year has seen all the above along with chest congestion. It's hard to sleep at night, because the chest congestion builds up and I have to get up and cough my head off to get all the congestion out.
Avatar n tn Just 2 weeks ago, my headaches turn so severe that it feels as though I can open my skull from the center of my head. Before the pain in my head gets really bad, I feel it starting in the neck just below the skull. The pain last up to two to three days. Last Sunday I did not have a headache! I cherish those days! I will take Vanessa's advice and see a neurologist because I am not getting anywere with my GP.
Avatar f tn Also not sure that this is even a migraine. I'm sick in several ways -- chest congestion, medium head congestion, general weakness from both, generally a strong cold starting up. Feeling very run down, and head is pounding. Headache feels as if it could be more related to the illness than a migraine. Took injection at 6:15 and hasn't worked at all. Took Naproxen at 9:30, hoping that will help.