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About 4 or 5 days ago my sinuses opened up while I was sleeping, causing me to wake up coughing, it felt like mucous was flooding my throat, and it felt like some had made it into my airways. This passed after about 2 days, after which I found that I couldn't take a full deep breath, like the lungs had lost capacity. Stream from a shower, heating pads, and otc tussin dm and cf medicines would relieve it for a while, with the medicine lasting the longest (4+hours). Early this morning, between 3 and 4 am, the problem with my lungs eased up fairly fast, over a few minutes, leaving my airways sensitive to cool air, this mostly passed in 4 hours, at the time I also suffered an anxiety attack as well (from the built up stress), I also have an of sensation in my chest, but I suspect that it is tied to the anxiety, my throat has also become very dry and it's slightly difficult to swallow, drinking only temporarily helps this. I can't really see a doctor right now outside an emergency


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replied September 13th, 2018
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A64397
Welcome to e health forum.

The first step would be to get a chest Xray , to see if there is any form of lower respiratory tract infection.

A pulmonary function test can also be done to assess any form of airway obstruction disorders.

Use of bronchodilators, nasal decongestants can help in improving symptoms

Antibiotics may prescribed by a doctor if there is any indication based on clinical examination and lab tests.

If all the tests are negative, then it is most likely that your symptoms are related to anxiety.

Consult your doctor for a proper assessment.

I hope this helps.


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