Hi there, I'm new to this site. I have these strange symptoms and can't figure out what's going on. I am a 55 year old female, very active, and in good health. I got a cold back in March that settled in my chest - not a bad cold, just your regular cold. For the past 2 months I have had this weird wheezing and whistling sound when I lie down and take a forceful breath in and/or out. It continues after I've breathed out. I sometimes cough (no phlegm), and when I do my back itches! It goes away when I stand up, but it seems to always come back. It happens a lot after I've had a cocktail (never happened before), and it happend last night after I had a frozen dessert. It doesn't bother my breathing; I can breathe just fine, with no shortness of breath. I had a physical last month with a chest x-ray that came back clear. He also listened to my lungs (Clear) and I did a breath test that showed my lungs were fine. I don't smoke. My half-sister died of lung cancer (BAC) 4 years ago, diagnosed at my age. She was a smoker 20 years ago, and her father (not mine) died of emphysema. I'm freaking out that I may have the disease, although my Dr has said he highly doubts it. But I have no idea what these symptoms are....any ideas?
Hi Jane, and thanks for your note. No, it doesn't interfere with playing sports, and it only comes up when I'm lying down, more noticeably at night. I used to have a cough, and that went away about a month ago. Last nightI woke up, took a deep breath, and felt a rumbling in my chest and the audible wheezing...no pain, no phlegm. Then it cleared up. It comes and goes. I've never had it before I got the cold in March. But it's concerning me. Very odd.
No shortness of breath or cough. It's a wheezing sound on inhale/exhale, and sometimes a gurgling in chest - or maybe throat. Just started happening in March. Doesn't impact day to day living, except for the fact I don't know what it is or where it came from or how long it's going to linger. I'm just hoping it's not something serious.