Anyone with Phlegm as a symptom??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by HppeandMe, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. HppeandMe

    HppeandMe New Member

    Anyone here with lots of phlegm (spelling???) as a symptom? I have had a lot of thick phlegm (I know gross) since I have been ill. I have not heard others speak of this except on a Canadian Lyme site.

    Am I the only one?? What the heck is this from?? I notice it frequently after I eat.
  2. kel78

    kel78 Member

    A couple years ago I was going insane with this. It felt like there was always a huge ball of phlegm in my throat and it wouldn't budge. I had some food allergy testing done and, consequently, had to cut out all cow's milk dairy, and the phlegm has disappeared. I also discovered that dairy (and peanuts and a couple other foods) was causing another troublesome symptom - a feeling of being strangled.

    It's nice to be rid of those extremely uncomfortable symptoms, but I sure miss some of my old favorite foods like cheese, ice cream, and peanut butter cups. ;)

    Best to you,
  3. fairydust39

    fairydust39 New Member

    YES, all the time. I can hardly breathe with all the
    phlegm!I have food sensitivities but I think I may
    have thyroid problems also.My voice is real gravelly
    and also have a hearing problem
    Hugs Shirley.
  4. berrytired

    berrytired New Member

    Yup I get that..not all the time but more than the average person probably...
  5. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    And my nose runs frequently especially when I eat (ugh) and in the grocery store and I cough like a smoker (that I'm not) in the morning. Sounds like allergies but I didn't test positive to anything.

    I do know that when I was a kid, our family doc told my parents that I was allergic to temperature changes. I'd always thought he meant seasonal changes but I think it's more than that. I'm real drippy in the frozen food section. lol

  6. goaska29

    goaska29 New Member

    When I first become ill I had a lot of phlegm. I seriously thought this was just from quitting smoking so abruptly. My parents even mentioned that as a symptom when they both quit, so I chalked it up to that and it eventually went away. I have not smoked a single cigarette since Dec of 2004 and recently the phlegm has become an on again off again problem.

    This is gross, but it seems to be thick and green in the morning and clearer in color later in the day. I tried Guai for awhile and that seemed to help a bit (it's like Mucinex).

  7. HppeandMe

    HppeandMe New Member

    Well I guess it is a symptom as well. Another nasty one for us to add to the list!
  8. Staceymarie

    Staceymarie New Member

    I have always had this and think of it as a major problem.
  9. Heirloom

    Heirloom New Member

    I have a chronic problem with my sinuses and postnasal drip. In addition, I have a problem with my throat in the area around my adam's apple. I have a lot of drainage there, and at times, my voice breaks while I'm talking, or I suddenly feel as if there is dust in my throat. My throat starts burning, and I start coughing. A few times, I have had a really strange sensation in my throat, like it's going to be paralyzed (really weird); shortly afterwards, it just goes away.
  10. insanelady

    insanelady New Member

    I have probs with phlem. Everysince this darn fibro i have been getting lots. I just got over another sinus infection and now the sinus specialist has me doing a sinus rinse that u can pick up at the pharmacy.

    It helps alleviate sinus symptoms, nasal allergies and colds, post nasal drip, congestion, and dryness. Also it helps nasal irritation from occupational dust, fumes, animal dander, grass, pollen, smoke, and house dust.

    he swears by it and today is my first day of using it so will let you know. He says should stop that phlem etc after using for a bit.

    Hope this helped some


    aka: Rosiline
  11. maggie428

    maggie428 New Member

    Yep, in the morning I get up and feel just terrible. Besides feeling achy and hardly being able to walk, to say nothing of head fog. I am leaning over the sink trying to spit up phlegm. I do spray my nose with the over the counter " 4-Way Nasel Spray " after I manage to get downstairs. I do find that helps break up the post nasel drip junk that has accumalated in my throat and chest overnight making my miseries a little worse then they are already. Best Wishes to all~~~~~~~Maggie

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