... As we age our body and our metabolism ages and changes. Plus... colds, infections, environmental changes, diets; can all effect us. Our metabolism, and how our body works, are extremely complicated. That is why most doctors, when they can't figure out an accurate diagnosis, will tell their patients that it is stress or anxiety that causes their patient's health problems.... (5 replies)
... I was surprised to find that the Symbicort seemed to even out that breathing pattern! My exhalation time is slower and not as "huffy". ... (5 replies)
... Hello MSNik, That's great to hear. I always wondered about it. I do not remember having it, only i lived with my maternal grandmother for the first 8 years of my life. Doc thinks i may have picked it up from her. I do remember having a bad flu when she passed, maybe that was it. Doc also said that i was probably treated for a chest infection instead of TB.
Thanks for... (2 replies)
... Old TB cannot reactivate.
You had to have contracted TB as a child and the fact that it has been dormant all these years means that the bacteria is still within you- but you arent active.
If you were to get a test for TB, it would show up positive. I have to get that test every year for my job....when someone shows up positive in my company, they have to get an Xray to... (2 replies)
... on my birthday 23 dec 2014 i decided to quit smoking as i saw a video about lungs filled with tar, i smoked my last cig and said good buy to the bad habit. ... (1 replies)
... Hi my husband is 69 and has COPD and still smokes and smokes. He still works though because.....if he stops work i told him we cant afford him to smoke as well on a pension....so he would rather work and smoke and die a lingering death. I did say he can still smoke but it would have to be roll ups. ... (0 replies)
... I feel a tightness in my left lung(as if you was trying to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle). I occasionally cough mostly in the morning when I 1st wake up. I recently went to the doctor and he prescribe me pain medicine and said it would also help with the coughing (promethazine with codine) told me it could be an viral infection but still sent me on my way. I dont know... (1 replies)
... anxiety attacks that match what you have described to a tee! I have breathing issues only when I fret or panic about them. As I see it, you are following in my steps. ... (2 replies)
... thanks for your comments, don't have dr apt yet but feeling much better, still wheezing some though.... (3 replies)
... Tried the reflux diet after the original mention of it. In no way has it seemed to help my reflux nor breathing issue. The Protonix got rid of the indigestion regardless of the diet I have now noticed. I have good and bad days breathing, but I always still feel like Im not getting enough oxygen.
I might mention looking into alternative issues with my doctor. Perhaps... (11 replies)
... You are wise to see your Dr as colds which are really bad can turn into an infection. ... (3 replies)
... ay which came back clear. Blood tests for TB etc. were also conducted and also came back clear. She gave me Cetrizine tablets and fluticasone furoate nasal spray as she thought its origin might be the upper respiratory tract. ... (0 replies)
... last 5 years a pack a day. I've always had problems with lingering bronchitis, even as a child. Had a really bad bout of bronchitis about 2 years ago. It lasted about 4 months. ... (0 replies)
... diation I have been exposed to. I am 22 years old and fear for my future health. I am getting treated and followed for the embolism so that isn't my main concern as of today. ... (0 replies)
... congratulations on the decions you've made to move forward. I agree that you know the answers of how your lungs are doing at this point and how they can improve as you continue to not smoke and drink. ... (2 replies)
... As far as the effects of the meds, there really isn't a choice. I was diagnosed at Mayo Clinic and was told the only treatment center in the US is in Tyler, Texas. ... (3 replies)
... I would get one, as that would ease your mind about if it is or not your right lung. I have acid reflux and Gerd. I'm on medication and works great. ... (1 replies)
... Hate to tell you this but you most likely won't get off the meds. It's pretty much for life once you get reflux as people just cannot stick to the diet, etc. ... (11 replies)
... I've been using Symbicort for one month now for chronic bronchitis. It hasn't been working. Also I notice side effects such as shakiness, nervousness and increased heart rate. ... (2 replies)
... be able to tell you if any of yours fall into that category. Also, I buy several of mine from Canada because they are cheaper there. You could investigate that as well. Also, you don't say how old you are but there are usually agencies in cities that help with this. ... (1 replies)