Hello, and sorry to hear about your difficulties. Hopefully I'll be able to give you some advice that will help you out. I do have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind that will help me.
1. Can you describe the symptoms more specifically, is it the difficulty lying on your stomach or the bubble that bothers you most?
2. Is your shortness of breath all of the time, or just laying down?
3. How old are you, and any other health issues?
4. What cold symptoms are you having?
I'll look forward to your reply, thanks
Thanks for the quick reply. It sounds like you've gotten stuck with a virus, and all of the fun that comes along with it.
First of all, I would suspect that you are right in that your sleep apnea is probably slightly worsened with this extra stuffiness and sinus drainage, along with the cough.
A lot of times what happens as well is that at night the sinuses drain down your throat and this leads to mucus in your stomach which can give you that upset/full stomach feeling. This may be at least partially leading to that "bubble" feeling you speak of. It also may help if you drink some vernors (just like mom always said), or take some tums to get any extra gas out of your stomach a while before sleep, both of these may help, and neither will hurt.
This being said, unfortunately the only resolution to your situation is going to come through getting over the cold as fast as possible. This will be expedited by drinking plenty of water, and keeping your sinuses draining to prevent any buildup and potential infection. I usually also recommend using a nasal saline wash, you can buy cheap at any drug store and use as often as you want. Also try to take a hot shower and breathe in the steam at least once a day, plus you can put your head over a boiling pot of water (not too close...) to breathe it in.
I hope this helps some, I wish I could supply a fix all for you, but you're stuck for a bit. If you have any further questions, by all means let me know, best of luck...
Please ask if you need clarification/more information.
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I totally understand your concern, so no worries. When you say that you have the solar plexus symptoms, what do they feel like? Is it a pressure, or pain? Does it shoot or radiate anywhere? Can you reproduce it with a deep breath, or by pushing on the area? Is it constant, or does it come and go?
I'll be waiting.
Okay, well based on this description, I would really have a hard time placing any blame on your heart. I apologize because beyond this, it's really difficult for me to narrow down much of a diagnosis without a proper exam(the limits of the computer).
It's possible that it could be something with your gastrointestinal system such as gas, or esophageal reflux. However these would most likely change with eating, either worsen the symptoms or lessen them. Another possibly would be pain in your diaphragm from all of the coughing, however this shouldn't have pre-dated your cold.
It may not be a bad idea to go get checked out, any "mysterious" feeling that's gone on for a couple weeks might warrant further workup, but it doesn't sound like an emergency to me. However if your symptoms change for the worse, it might be worth an emergency visit. I wish I could help more, and if you think of any additional info that might help let me know..