My chest feels really tight and I feel nauseous. How do I get rid of this feeling?

My chest feels really tight and I feel nauseous. How do I get rid of this feeling?
It’s congestion making it feel tight, but I don’t know why it’s making me feel sick to my stomach.
I feel like I need to cough up phlegm, but if I cough I’m afraid I’ll get sick, so it’s a catch-22 and miserable!
It’s definitely congestion and not heart attack chest pain. I can feel it rattling a little, but it won’t come up.

Answer by Linda
That’s really not enough information for anyone to know what’s going on . . . but here are two guesses:

Your chest may be congested from mucus and fluids. These fluids can then drain down to your stomach and make you feel sick. Taking an expectorant may help you get rid of some of the mucus so it doesn’t go to your stomach.

Chest congestion is also a major symptom of swine flu. (And many people also feel nauseated with swine flu.) If this is what you have, not much can be done for you–get some rest, and wait for it to pass.

Answer by Wiliam
you might have swine flue. do you have runny nose, sore throat and cough too?
if you have them, take timflue and have bed rest.

Answer by RET
Are you certain that it’s congestion making your chest feel tight? You didn’t list your age, so I don’t know if this will apply to you, but please be aware that tightness in the chest and nausea can be sypmtoms of a heart attack

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