Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help! 
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 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!

Greetings:

I have been suffering for about 2 years now from a condition the
doctors can't seem to identify.  I am talking about phlegm -- if you
are familiar with what I am about to describe, you are not laughing.

Two winters ago I had a congestion that was relentless.  I sought
medical attention and was told that it would probably go away by
itself.  It did not.  I currently am suffering to the same degree as I
was 2 years ago.

Here are the symptoms:
======================

* Persistent hacking cough. It wont go away.  There is no nasal
congestion.  At first I thought it was coming from my throat or just
developing on-the-spot, but now I suspect it may be dripping from the
back of my nose.  It is gross and disgusting, but that is not the
worst:  at night I cannot go to sleep because I feel like I am
drowning. I keep having to clear my throat to take a breath.

* I have considered that it could be allergies, but I don't sneeze or
itch.

* I have tried several medications.  I have GERD (acid reflux), and
one PROTONIX a day seems to help the acid, but does nothing for the
phlegm.

* I don't smoke and never have.

* It is worse when lying down than sitting, and worse sitting than
standing.

* I have searched the internet and I keep getting only wrong hits for
"phlegm"

As I write this I am coughing every 30 seconds and have to keep
spittinging the phlegm.

* I take antibiotics for my heart murmur (AMOXICILLIN) when I go to
the dentist and they have had no effect on my cough.

* This situation is accompanied by a throat soreness.  I considered
that it is bacterial or viral infection. Phlegm is not green; it is
clear w/ a lot of bubbles -- could I have a small rupture in my lungs?
... like when someone sustains an abdominal bullet wound and such.

* No matter how much mucus/phlegm/saliva/snot or whatever it is that I
spit or hack up, it never ends -- it seems to keep reproducing itself
which really makes me think bacteria.

* There are a lot of loud short burps that seem to force their way
out. ... sometimes it gets hard to expel the gas

* I am a singer and ever since this happened, I cannot sing as long or
hit certain notes because of the obstruction.

* Otherwise I am a healthy, non-overweight, 20-something.

* I cannot breathe. Help!

Has/Does anyone had/have this problem?

I know this text has some errors, but right now I just want to get it
out to hopefully get some answers where the medical community has
failed

Any advice, (especially those who have been through this) will be
appreciated.



Mon, 19 Jan 2004 07:22:49 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!
You need to be evaluated by a pulmonary specialist (non-surgical).
Phlegm is just a symptom.  You could also be asthmatic, especially if
you can't catch your breath. Try a search under "asthma."  One of the
problems with asthma is that you can't exhale.

http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/c8.html

Try the above link to many respiratory links.

http://www.vh.org/Providers/Textbooks/DiffuseLung/Text/Bronchiectasis...

Bronchiectasis is production of sputum, and can be a symptom of other
diseases.  Obviously I am not a physician, but prowl around these web
sites.

http://www.vh.org/Providers/Textbooks/DiffuseLung/DiffuseLung.html

Check out this one too.

You need to INSIST on a referral, if it's indeed as bad as you
describe.  Two years is WAY too long to put this off.  You could be
sustaining pulmonary damage.

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology

Quote:

> Greetings:

> I have been suffering for about 2 years now from a condition the
> doctors can't seem to identify.  I am talking about phlegm -- if you
> are familiar with what I am about to describe, you are not laughing.

> Two winters ago I had a congestion that was relentless.  I sought
> medical attention and was told that it would probably go away by
> itself.  It did not.  I currently am suffering to the same degree as I
> was 2 years ago.

> Here are the symptoms:
> ======================

> * Persistent hacking cough. It wont go away.....etc.



Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:54:09 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!
http://nationaljewish.org/medfacts/bronchiectasis.html

Please read this immediately.  You mention that you have GERD - there is
a tie-in with bronchiectasis.  Print this out and call your doctor
soon.  There is an 800 number at the bottom to call and ask questions
(if you are in the US).

Good luck

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology

Quote:

> Greetings:

> * I have tried several medications.  I have GERD (acid reflux), and
> one PROTONIX a day seems to help the acid, but does nothing for the
> phlegm.

> * I don't smoke and never have.

> * It is worse when lying down than sitting, and worse sitting than
> standing.



Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:30:21 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!

Quote:
>Subject: Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe,
>drowning in spit.  Please Help!

>Date: 8/1/01 6:22 PM Central Daylight Time

>Any advice, (especially those who have been through this) will be
>appreciated.

Here are some comments made in mha:

The medical group here will demonstrate that they do not know the cause of acid
reflux, but have many treatments for the ailment. The "unknown virus" theory is
proof positive that the docs dont have a clue as to the cause.

The RDs will state that they do not know the cause either, but in the meantime
eat a balanced diet and see your doctor.

I will give you the Orthopathic response.

Toxemia is the root cause. Eating your cooking.net">food in a manner and quantity to
generate indigestion with nearly every meal will, over time, fuel toxemia and
acid reflux. 99.999 % of people eating the typical western dietary get
indigestion with every meal. Only those running for the anta-acids know what
they have done. In the others, the stomach has "indurated" to the point that
they do not experience the indigestion even though it is present with nearly
every meal. They do smell it at the other end.

In time, as the toxemia builds, the sphincter valve closing the opening between
the stomach and the throat can weaken due to the toxemia and the constant
pressure of the indigestion. The next step is the formation of a "fore-stomach"
or hiatus hernia where the throat cells resemble stomach cells in an effort to
survive the constant exposure to the stomach acid and enzymes.
The first step towards remedying the situation is to learn how to eat your cooking.net">food
without indigestion.
The next step is to detoxify enough that you get the sphincter valve working
properly again.
See a hygienic specialist if you want professional help. They utilize nutrition
and lifestyle changes to resolve easily solved problems such as yours. No {*filter*}
or surgery required.

You might also find out that your heart murmur stops talking to you as well.

Cee.



Mon, 19 Jan 2004 13:54:19 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!
I'm into cellsalts and will give you a solution accordingly, and this
is the only way I treat anything I get wrong with me.

The watery, bubbling wateriness is a homeopathic nat mur deficiency
symptom - available from health shops.
The sore throat - Is it around the tonsils area? Does it start off
itchy and then become sore? If so it is another nat mur deficiency
symptom.
Wateriness in the lungs the same - nat mur.
The burping is magnesium phosphate deficiency symptom.
Constant desire to cough (tickling) is calcium deficiency symptom.
Hawking to clear the throat is another calcium deficiency symptom.

I agree with Cee that it is the beginning of a toxic condition and
needs to be treated with natural means rather than any sort of {*filter*}.

Carole
http://www.***.com/



Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:27:16 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!
So, you're into cellsalts (whatever they are) so that gives you
credentials. You must work in a health shop, the way you're plugging
their products.

I suppose I'm supposed to be impressed.

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology

Quote:

> I'm into cellsalts and will give you a solution accordingly, and this
> is the only way I treat anything I get wrong with me.

> The watery, bubbling wateriness is a homeopathic nat mur deficiency
> symptom - available from health shops.

<[health shop blather snipped]


Tue, 20 Jan 2004 12:41:34 GMT
 Phlegm, flem, hacking-cough, non-green sputum, can't breathe, drowning in spit. Please Help!
http://internalmedicine.medscape.com/reuters/prof/2001/07/07.30/20010...

Upper Respiratory Symptoms Common Among
GERD Patients

Above is the URL for an article on Medscape linking GERD with upper
respiratory symptoms.  You will need to register (free) to read the
article.

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology

Quote:

> I have been suffering for about 2 years now from a condition the
> doctors can't seem to identify.  I am talking about phlegm -- if you
> are familiar with what I am about to describe, you are not laughing.

> Two winters ago I had a congestion that was relentless.  I sought
> medical attention and was told that it would probably go away by
> itself.  It did not.  I currently am suffering to the same degree as I
> was 2 years ago.



Fri, 23 Jan 2004 01:27:12 GMT
 
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