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Hi I am really desperate to know what in the world is going on.
I had an emotional outburst a few days ago where I felt like my body was on fire, shortly after my sinuses actually smelt like they were burnt.
I had a lot of mucous before but my sinus and breathing passage became all clear and empty immediately after that incident. Then half a day later I started to feel almost like I was inhaling water from a swimming pool, my breathing passages had a smell and taste of chlorine and my throat and chest felt very irritated and watery, I had that feeling you get when you accidentally breathe in water from a swimming pool.
A day after that I started to feel like every time I breathed in, my nose, airways and chest had cold air circulating through them. My nose and breathing passage was so sensitive, it felt like when I breathed in air from my nose, the cold air would immediately penetrate through my breathing passage/throat into my chest/lungs. The reason why I'm using / is because I'm unsure if the cold sensation is only in my lungs, it seems to cover the majority of my chest, especially bad at a point in the lower centre of my chest between my breasts, where there is also a cold, raw discomfort. It also felt like my lungs felt like vomiting.
A day and a half after that, which is today, I started to feel like I was breathing icy cold air through my nose. It feels like immediately after inhaling, numbingly freezing cold air from my nose pierces to my lower chest and there is also a watery/raw feeling at a point in the lower middle of my chest between my breasts. It also feels like there is food stuck at that point, for your information I also have heart burn and acid reflux up my throat. It feels like food gets stuck in my throat/upper chest at a certain point, it doesn't go down properly. It also feels like the inside of my chest is raw, open and exposed to 5 degree weather outside. I feel very nauseous. These symptoms have escalated so that a day later the feeling became more pronounced and now my teeth also feel cold, numb and sensitive and my eyes feel a cold sting, even my head is starting to feel a bit of numbness from the cold sensation. I also feel a minor headache.
I can't bring myself to sleep. I want to know whether this is life-threatening.it is extremely uncomfortable.
A few possibilities I found online are a wound due to reflux in my esophagus which is actually a burning sensation misinterpreted as a cold sensation. Or perhaps there is a wound in my airways/lungs??
I am so scared. Please help me.
I consciously cough up phlegm a lot due to nasal drip and blow my nose a lot also. Not sure if this has damaged anything.
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.You apparently have 1. Sinusitis with a Post Nasal Drip(PND).2.GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease(GERD) with oesophagitis 3.There may be evidence of Laryngo-Pharyngeal Reflux Disease(LPRD),this needs to be confirmed by your ENT specialist by a direct laryngoscopy.Severe Gastritis may be mistaken for burning of the chest.

You need to discuss all this with your PCP/Doctor who can examine you and advise the relevant referrals to the Oto-Rhino-Laryngologist/ENT specialist and a Gastroenterologist for an upper GI tract Endoscopy.A chest X-Ray to look for any aspiration pneumonitis may be prudent.The treatment will depend on the diseases found.The sinusitis with PND definitely needs urgent attention.

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