I am a 66 year old female about 10 lbs. overweight. About 5 weeks ago I began sneezing one night. I mean one right after the other. Then my nose started dripping like a faucet. The next morning I felt a sort of tickling in bronchial area of right lung. By next morning I had congestion there. I also had a thick creamy like mucus coming from my nose. I always have nasal congestion but this was worse. I had a cough in the first few days (mostly at night) then it went away. But not the nasal congestion or the lung congestion.I have no cough to try and get the phglem out of the lung. So I have to try and hack and push it out. I cannot seem to get rid of it completely. Chest is sore from trying to force this up. I must note here I have extreme anxiety which is probably not helping. When I take my walk I notice shortness of breath when I walk up a steep hill. I used to walk daily but lately (even before this started) I had been slacking on the walk sometimes going as much as a week without one. Went for my regular checkup on 9/28/18 and nurse practitioner (PCP) listened to my lungs and said they were clear. O2 saturation was 99%, BP 121/78. She had all blood work done and there was only on abnormality. My eosinphils (part of white blood count) came up high by 1 pt. It was 6.1. She said it was probably allergies and gave me Zyrtec. Can take the decongestant type because I have paroxymal AFib. I have had this since 5/2014. Only a couple of episodes per year. Had an ablation and will probably have to have another to get completely rid of it. Have a great cardiologist/electrophysiologist. Just want to know someones opinion of this. It frightens me, this shortness of breath on that hill. I don't have it at all during daily activities, i.e.house work, going up stairs etc. Can anyone give me some insight to this? VERY anxious!