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HELP I CANT SLEEP (lungs)

Posted In: Repiratory conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Coughing_Is_Annoying
  • January 7, 2009
  • 00:40 PM

cant sleep cause of drainage...
→ i know you gotta sleep to make your immune system strong......
→ drainage causes me not to sleep therefor i have a weak immune system...
eventually i feel better and sleep in on my days off or spare time.. off set hours...

i have acid reflux, so im on a set schedule, i dont eat after 10pm to eliminate acid production... but recently ive been waking up in my sleep, short of breath, wheezing, itchy chest, feels like my lungs don't inflate, tons of drainage (thought it was due to allergy's but now gone and drainage is still here),
coughing, mostly mucus... when i wake up in the morning just an odd odor will trigger me to regurgetate, eventually throwing up.. i noticed mucus in my vomit..

its not til when im fully awake and moving that it goes away.. after like the first hour or two from waking it goes away and my chest and lungs are just fine... its only during the late pm / early am hours...

im a daily smoker, i dont know if it has much to do with it?not cigarettes tho.. :eek: idk if that info helps? :confused: also i enjoy aerosol spray painting, would accidently inhale particles.. until recently bought myself a respirator 3M (NIOSH) approved..
im not asthmatic, have had bronchitis....

mainly im worried about...

→ how to relieve the itchy chest, vicks works only awhile...
→ what can i get for mucus relief... because drainage is annoying...

antihistamine isn't really my best friend... have not tried claritin.

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  • why do i have itchy chest.. could i have lung cancer?at night i dont have a wheezing its only exhale noise...and at the same time i feel this tingle in my chest everytime i inhale...feels like i have glue holding my lungs together... advice?
    Coughing_Is_Annoying 2 Replies
    • January 8, 2009
    • 07:27 PM
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  • Could you please tell how old you are and what you are smoking and for how long ?Do you have any pain on the arm/shoulders from time to time? Lung Cancer sometimes causes that.When you're breathing in, try holding it and then see if you feel like if the air you're holding is being lost.If you have these symptoms, try to see a doctor to check the lungs.
    Neowarex 3 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 07:59 PM
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  • I have the same problem & its a combination of Allergic Rhinitis & acid reflux disease. The acid reflux causes a build up of excess mucus which can be somewhat annoying ( alleviate some of the symptoms) with prilosec/nexium type medication(Proton Pump Inhibitors) The allergic rhinitis(runny nose etc) can be aggravated by smoking and the mucus running down the throat can cause the coughing and soreness in the throat. Have you tried Flonase for this which is a cortisone type spray? The combination of the two, I wake in morning feeling like Im drowning and Im also a smoker. The part I really hate is the constant wheezing and the feeling like the lungs are full, its actually the passages leading into the lungs that are inflammed. I take advair for this. Good luck hon As EvErCat
    kitcat50 8 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 10:14 PM
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  • cant sleep cause of drainage...→ i know you gotta sleep to make your immune system strong......→ drainage causes me not to sleep therefor i have a weak immune system...eventually i feel better and sleep in on my days off or spare time.. off set hours... i have acid reflux, so im on a set schedule, i dont eat after 10pm to eliminate acid production... but recently ive been waking up in my sleep, short of breath, wheezing, itchy chest, feels like my lungs don't inflate, tons of drainage (thought it was due to allergy's but now gone and drainage is still here), coughing, mostly mucus... when i wake up in the morning just an odd odor will trigger me to regurgetate, eventually throwing up.. i noticed mucus in my vomit.. its not til when im fully awake and moving that it goes away.. after like the first hour or two from waking it goes away and my chest and lungs are just fine... its only during the late pm / early am hours... im a daily smoker, i dont know if it has much to do with it?not cigarettes tho.. :eek: idk if that info helps? :confused: also i enjoy aerosol spray painting, would accidently inhale particles.. until recently bought myself a respirator 3M (NIOSH) approved.. im not asthmatic, have had bronchitis.... mainly im worried about... → how to relieve the itchy chest, vicks works only awhile... → what can i get for mucus relief... because drainage is annoying... antihistamine isn't really my best friend... have not tried claritin.Here are some tips that can help you.See a doctor Insomnia can be a symptom of physical disorders, although for most of us it's the result of tension, stress and anxiety—and of course the more anxious we get about our insomnia, the worse it gets. If your doctor pronounces you a "healthy" insomniac, he might suggest some of the techniques provided here. Or she might prescribe drugs to help you get to sleep. We suggest you try all these methods first, and use drugs only as a last resort. The decision, of course, is yours.Take a warm bathIt's a great way to relax your body. Don't overdo it, however. You merely want to relax your body, not exhaust it. Too long in hot water and your body is drained of vitality. Use bath salts, or throw in Epsom salts and baking soda—one cup of each. These will relax you and also help remove toxins from your body. Get massage Have your spouse (or whoever) give you a massage just before going to sleep. If you can convince them to give you a full body massage, great. If not, even a short backrub and/or a face and scalp massage can be a big help. Have them make the massage strokes slow, gentle, yet firm, to work the tension out of your muscles and soothe you to sleep.Drink warm water A glass of warm milk 15 minutes before going to bed will soothe your nervous system. Milk contains calcium, which works directly on jagged nerves to make them (and you) relax.Drink herbal tea If you don't like milk—or are avoiding dairy products—try a cup of hot camomile, catnip, anise or fennel tea. All contain natural ingredients which will help you sleep. Most health food stores will also have special blends of herb tea designed to soothe you and help you get to sleep.CMPA
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 02:29 AM
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  • I have the same problem & its a combination of Allergic Rhinitis & acid reflux disease. The acid reflux causes a build up of excess mucus which can be somewhat annoying ( alleviate some of the symptoms) with prilosec/nexium type medication(Proton Pump Inhibitors) The allergic rhinitis(runny nose etc) can be aggravated by smoking and the mucus running down the throat can cause the coughing and soreness in the throat. Have you tried Flonase for this which is a cortisone type spray? The combination of the two, I wake in morning feeling like Im drowning and Im also a smoker. The part I really hate is the constant wheezing and the feeling like the lungs are full, its actually the passages leading into the lungs that are inflammed. I take advair for this. Good luck hon As EvErCatmountain cedar is my allergen here... its been very high all threw summer and now in winter....claritin is what i use and it works, drys up the drainage, but still only at night when i exhale i hear an annoying noise only during exhale... not asthmatic.. smoking makes the itchy chest feel better!.. when i wake from sleep i smoke marijuana(you asked earlier)... and it soothes the itchy feeling thus feeling a euphoric sleepy state.. helps me rest... has no chemicals unlike cigarettes... so you cant compare them...
    Coughing_Is_Annoying 2 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 03:39 AM
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