I often experience pressure and tension around my upper chest, shoulder blade and middle back areas. It appears to begin(sometimes)not long after rising from bed and even sitting too long.
I often try to sleep elevated upright with about three pillows because I have a history of back discomfort throughout the night from sleeping on surfaces like a mattress. I have been concerned over the past 6 months with an obvious "pressure" feeling around my upper lung area resulting in me trying to cough a little bit in attempt to clear what feels like flem? but there is usually no much to cough up.
I do not have a history of asthma, I exercise daily and am a 35 yr old male.
About 6 months ago I did go through the flu though(1st time ever I believe)and it really hammered my lungs-I coughed up flem in the mornings for the next 2 months! Although noticably less each day until it ended. The doctor at the time prescribed Tamaflu? and it really helped it pass mostly in two weeks but my coughing was really bad for days. I wonder about scar tissue causing lung/airway problems from this past illness. It seems when my upper back and chest tense up that my breathing does feel restricted. Running swimming and hiking do not seem to cause any difficulty in my breathing, actually it may help a little if right before I am feeling the pressure in my upper back area.
I also have a history of anxiousness.
I simply wonder if these descriptions,if they were serious,would produce more intense symptoms if they were airway problems?
Thank you for your time.