Congestion when "not" lying down
I'm a bit sick and I tried looking my symptoms up online to try and see what was wrong but I could find nothing concerning having congestion when sitting up or standing and not when lying down.
When I am lying down I'm perfectly fine and feel perfectly normal, when I rise my head fills with pressure and congestion and the congestion then flows into my chest and my phlem becomes frothy, thick, and white so much so that it can be hard to breathe through. I have a bad taste in my mouth upon waking and upon standing, often it tastes of petrolium. I'm very afraid of the outside air as I become worse outside than in. I took an allergie tablet this morning, which normally helps but it tasted incredibly bad and my throat reacted like it was burning.
In the past, I've struggled with allergies from the air and from food (I can't handle sugar substitutes as I can't break them down or process them correctly though sugar never bothers me). I can suddenly become fatigued, my vision can look all cartoonish and animated if I'm looking at a tv screen, and I can black out every day when the air is bad and when air pressure suddenly changes. I constantly feel as if I am taking in 40% of the air intake I should have, but then again my saliva is so frothy and thick and acts like an air filtration system to protect me from whatever is in the air. I had a steroid shot in the past cause I would break out in hives from head to toe every day due to molds in the air. The doctor said the shot would prevent the hives from coming back but whatever was causing them to break out I'd still be allergic to.
Anyways, I can't find any information on being congested when not lying down and not congested and feeling fine when lying down. I was able to hack up a thick concentration of phlegm this morning and it was colored (normally when this happens I feel way better and tend to be fully recovered). Normally the color is yellow, or dark brown, but this morning it had a long streak of bright red in it that didn't really look like it was blood, I mean it was bright blood red colored but it still oddly looked a bit different than blood. There wasn't any blood or discoloration in my phlegm after that, just thick, frothy, and healthily white. No fever or anything, though my blood pressure was a bit elevated the last time I took a reading which isn't normal for me.
Oh, forgot to mention, but lately I haven't been blacking out, so that too is a bit strange as whatever typically causes me to black out (allergies to molds in the air) doesn't seem to be affecting me much at the moment.
Also, don't suggest I go to a doctor, cause I won't.
Last edited by spittings; 05-28-2012 at 03:04 PM.