I have a very similar problem. My body produces very very large amounts of clear sticky fluid, mucus, that chokes me and forces me to cough severely to bring it out so I can breath. I feel like I am drowning from the inside. This is especially bad when lying down, making sleep very difficult! It is also bad when bending over or sitting. After extensive testing over many years Doctors say it is caused by allergies or reflux. I have taken every immaginable drug to dry it up and every thing to prevent reflux but nothing not even slightly helps. When I have an especially bad bout, I am forced to eat crackers, graham type, to block or absorb what ever is producing it. Loosing weight has helped in the past but the problem returns. Please anyone can you help me. Are there any Doctors or others out there that are familiar with this problem who might help me.
I've found that Mucinex (expectorant) works miracles with clearing up phlegm... Good luck..