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I was diagnosed back in Oct with emphysema and mild asthma overlap. After going through months of anxiety and panic and depression I now have started antidepressants, have stopped smoking for 4 months now, go to the gym daily and eat a lot of vegt that I had previously deemed only good for rabbits and the like. Air in Beijng has been amazing which has helped my mood tremendously since I am unable to get out at all on high pollution days which can be more often than not.
However, given all this I am still experiencing a large amount of mucus in the back of my throat that I can not get up. I coughed way more when I was smoking and it seems that my lungs just can not get rid of the mucus and it feels like Im choking on it and start becoming anxious which just makes it all worse. I drink tons of water a day, drink tea with lemon and fresh ginger. I have a humidifier to help put moisture in the air and take decongestant meds and a saline solution for my sinuses. My Pulmonologist seems to find my excess mucus unusual but doesnt seem to have any solutions. Any suggestions? Another night of being up since 4 am choking on my own flem and its really unpleasant.
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