For the past 6 months I have been clearing my throat of Phelm. I have only seen it white in color. I just recently had a physical and the doctor said to try taking benedryl and it should dry me up. I have not tried this yet but plan too shortly. Usually after I eat this gets worse and then levels back off. The daily clearing and coughing up during the day is really annoying but what really scares me is what happens at night.
Sometimes I will wake up usually early around 3:00 am and be gasping for my breath, and have a burning sensation in my throat like I just vomited or something.. It normally takes me about 30mins to recover, 1st catching my breath, and 2nd coughing up the phelm. I normally stay close to the toilet as it feels like I am going to vomit but I will usually while coughing burb up air. The episode at night has occurred about 4 times and I have noticed that maybe it could be linked to greasy foods.
3. Polish Kabaski
4.Meat with brown gravy
Does anyone have any insight on what could be the culprit?