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have you had pulmonary function tests?
do you have allergies?
do you have acid reflux?
These symptoms are likely due to the sinus allergies.
Excessive sinus secretions can collect in your airways on lying down.
Antihistamine Claritin 10 mg daily and a steroid nasal spray Flonase 2 sprays each nostril daily should be tried first.
Both are over the counter.
Please discuss with your doctor also.
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That is actually rather unlikely.
With your history of smoking, emphysema or chronic bronchitis needs to be ruled out first
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