not in your head. except the actual phlegm-mucous stuff.
i spent a lifetime battling colds and all sorts of bronchial issues. coughing so hard i burst blood vessels. vomiting blood. i choked on mucous most days when i work up. nice. this was my normal. ditching grains almost 3 years ago i haven't had so much as a sniffle.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.