... On Sunday (18th) I woke up with a sore throat but it was fine and started to go by night. I went to bed at middnight and woke up at 2 unable to breathe. I went doctors Tuesday and got told I had a bad chest infection, by Tuesday middnight I couldn't breathe at all. I got taken to hospital, I was given oxygen and a nebuliser, they took blood and also blood from my artery, they... (0 replies)
... I am beginning to think it might be anxiety. I don't feel anxious or stressed, but I am at a loss as to what is wrong. I have an appt with a pulmonologist coming up. ... (2 replies)
... ed and they tried to wean him from the ventilator. He breathed on his own with just a little air pushing through for a few hours. They wanted to extubate him but as soon as they stopped the air from the ventilator he couldn't breathe again so had to go back to full support. They also gave him a blood transfusion today. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you for the reply.
No, they never checked the sputum;only fluid that was on the lung....almost like a cyst, but in the lung itself.
I will check out the sites you provided.
Thanks again. (2 replies)
... Was sputum or "fluid" from your lungs cultured for mycobacterium Glad it wasn't cancer. As for the incisional pain....that could be with you for a while. It's a difficult surgery to bounce back from due to the large incision and it's location. ... (2 replies)
... I have just read a thread of coughing up phlegm. I have been doing this for 30 years and the Doctor's just ignore what I say or dismiss it as nothing. My Dad was the same coughing up copious amounts of phlegm all day every day. ... (0 replies)
... I am not a doctor but I just wonder if the breathing issue is heart-related. A heartbeat between 90-100 is normal, but since it seems as if the doctors feel your issue is not unhealthy lungs, and you are on meds to bring your pressure down, the heart is a variable that needs to have more investigation since something is obviously still going on.
Also, have you been blood... (3 replies)
... It sounds like air trapping. I'm the same age as you and had the same thing going on. ... (2 replies)
... lloon ever in my life and was always a sick child.I was never really the active type and would tired easy.I always use to get pains in my chest when running even as a kid and would be out of breath but thought nothing of it till a few years ago when it started getting worse. ... (0 replies)
... What is the difference between COPD as opposed to Emphysema? ... (2 replies)
... recently and it grew out Stenotrophomonas maltophilia each time. I had never had that before. It use to grow out pseudomonas and unless that is about the same as Stenotrophomonas maltophilia I don't know how it disappeared. The lung dr. ... (1 replies)
... Infection can cause that as well as increase of ammonia in his blood. ... (3 replies)
... to quit smoking...unfortunately, once the lungs are affected by poor functioning, it will be an added assault on a continual basis. You need your lungs to work as well as possible....once they lower their efficiency, it's impossible to regain it. ... (2 replies)
... Always do as much research as you're able and make a list of questions for the doctors or family members if they are in contact. ... (1 replies)
... Things like this take time...I'm sure your dad wants to change, but it sounds as though he's not able to know what to do to start that change. It's a long process and a difficult one. Not easy. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you for replying. My dad is doing ok for now. He lays on the couch a lot due to lack of energy and uses his inhaler more often. I notice he's not as active and talkative anymore. I just don't think he feels really good. Hoping and praying he can quit smoking and maybe his energy will come back. ... (5 replies)
... diagnosis and encourage him to make some changes that can improve his quality of life and functioning. If you are able to go to dr appointments with him, do so as to get info about what the reality of his situation is. Hopefully, he is being honest with you and communication is open. ... (5 replies)
... Ok, sorry this is so long! About 2 years ago my dad got really sick and was rushed to the er for passing out. They said it was from low sodium and they thought it was his blood pressure meds. He was also an alcoholic and quit after that. He also had a mini stroke or something, but it did not show up on the scan. He also had lost most of his sight in one eye. The hospital did... (5 replies)
... hest difficulties at the moment. First off I am a 22yo female. About 2 hours ago I felt a sharp pain in the centre of my upper back, which turned into chest pain as well. It's sharp stabbing pain that hurts when I breathe, move, etc. It feels like the pain radiates from chest to back, vice versa. ... (2 replies)
... for later this year because I know I won't be able to enjoy either being so tired and no energy most of the time. I hope you figure out what's going on. I'm new as of today to this message board and hope to get, and give answers as much as possible. ... (1 replies)