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Excessive amount of mucus build up

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I have excessive mucus build up in my nose and throat throughout the night. Sometimes I wake up and spit up all over my bed, like a baby. I have not slept through a night in about 2 weeks without a lot of coughing and spit up. Tonight was the first time it started coming out through my nose. It looks to be about a 1/2 cup worth of mucus. I'm not sure what to do. I will be seeing a doctor on my day off, provided they have open appointments. Also, the mucus is clear, and the coughing is terrible. It's almost as if it's a dry cough but this time I believe food came up with the mucus, otherwise I'm not sure where these beige chunks of mystery came from.

I really need some insight as to whats going on if anyone can help.
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First Helper Christie712

replied July 14th, 2011
Me Too!
OMG - I am having that same problem - mine started this week - do you sleep with a CPAP machine?
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replied March 22nd, 2014
I am experiencing the same symptoms. Does anyone have any answers. I was told it was acid reflux; even with the medicine still have the problem.
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