Re: chest congestion when lying down
Did you ever find out what this was? Or did it go away? I only ask because I've had exactly the same thing for a year, and had a chest x-ray yesterday for that exact reason.
Mine started lower left lung, only after I've been lying down, right at the end of a deep breath in and goes away after a couple of deep breaths. Then after a few months it started to spread, so if i lay on my back, it would be in the back of my lungs at the bottom, if I lay on my right side, it would be on the right side of my lung. Always goes after a few deep breaths.
Anyhow, i made the grave mistake of visiting dr google, scared myself silly and took myself off to my doc in a panic. He said I couldn't have a chest x-ray at the time as I was pregnant, hence me only having it yesterday. He couldn't hear the rattling, but then he wouldn't because it's only after I've been lying down a while and breathing shallow. He also had me do a spirometry test which was normal.
I've also lost loads of weight in the last few weeks. I know I've had a baby 2mth ago so bound to lose weight but people are commenting how skinny I look, and after my other baby I really struggled to lose the weight. Not only that, I've actually been trying to put weight on by eating rubbish but just seem to lose more. So that makes me think I've got the big C.
Won't get x-ray results for a week, but I swear the bloke who did the x-ray looked horrified when he saw my x-ray image, almost like he couldn't look me in the eye because he saw a huge tumour or lots of scarring.
I've had HA since I was 9, it has been such a huge part of my life for 20 years but this is the first time my symptoms cannot really be explained away by being psychosomatic/anxiety (apart from the countless breast lumps I've had) so this has to be real.
Sorry, I've hijacked your thread then rambled on about myself. I hope your symptoms went and that you're ok now.