... Hi all I am just wondering if anyone out there has had symptoms like chest tightness, back pain , thick plem , breathlessness and severe fatigue when exposed to irritants like perfume , detergents , strong smells , cooking smells and hairspray -
this has been happening to me for the past 4 years and have had various tests done but show nothing - I am finding that I cannot... (0 replies)
... ve severe COPD, with an emphasis on emphysema. Reading everything you have written, I would guess you have COPD. I smoked the majority of my life, and had mild COPD up until 2012. Went from mild to severe almost overnight. Please, set up an appointment today. ... (2 replies)
... I think you're past early signs of copd and emphysema and the hyperinflated lungs are a sign of that process. Have you had pulmonary function tests done? ... (2 replies)
... Hi all - I have been having pain across back and chest tightness for the past 4 years - had various scans etc nothing shows - except overinflated lungs - I am a previous smoker of 15 years - I have to sleep on 3 pillows to be able to breathe - I cannot tolerate exercise anymore I get breathless, my chest is always tight and have thick plem that I cannot get off my chest. If... (2 replies)
... I hope by now you have received more info from your pulmo dr, jellebeans. It does seem a CT scan is in order. BTW, lungs have no nerve endings and, thus, no pain. I have severe COPD/emphysema and am on 02, but never have pain, FWIW. Sending best wishes that you finally receive a definitive diagnosis. (7 replies)
... my lungs being a lot worse. im only 32 and dont smoke. i cant understand how i have emphysema,this is why i wander if ive been misdiagnosed.i have alot of chest pain and back pains and keep losing weight also. i dont think that could be emphysema? ... (7 replies)
... well girls let me let you chew on this for awhile and see what you think about what a dr. and nurse did to me.three years of chest pain ,conjestion ,servier swelling all over,i was actually drowning in my on fluids. ... (19 replies)
... Sounds just like my father before he went. Unfortunately, all doctors and hospitals can do at this point is try to keep pain at a minimum and keep the patient as comfortable as possible. Seeing as there is no cure for these horrible sicknesses. My father chose to come home and die. ... (19 replies)
I'm a "newbie"....don't quite know what to say or expect...
About four months ago I started having MAJOR tingling in both feet and my face (circle around my mouth).....
I went to the ER thinking I was having a stroke.....thorough work-up (CT of brain, EKG, multiple blood panels, 3-hour vitals monitor)....all normal.
I went to my PCP....I have now seen him... (2 replies)
... Hiya, Firstly I am so so sorry to hear of your situation, a lot of people I think don't realise how horrible Emphysema is. ... (2 replies)
... Hi I am new here. Just looking for answers or maybe just needing to vent. My Mom was diagnosed with emphysema about 15years ago. She is now 72years old and I feel is starting to fade. ... (2 replies)
... i wasn't moving air well at all. both times at the ER both docs tell me i have copd and emphysema. i freak out because both grams died of emphysema related disease. ... (0 replies)
... I understand how you must feel I was diagnosed with emphysema this summer. I also have had asthma since the age of 5. I am now 65. I can tell you that pain is associated with it. Hopefully, it will lessen for you as you go along. I have found help using acupuncture. ... (4 replies)
... isease is a group of diseases that includes asthma, bronchitis,emphysema, and bronchiectasis. At one end we have asthma, at the other end we have pure emphysema. Copd is the major cause of disablility and death in the USA. Two or more obstructive diseases may be present at the same time. ... (4 replies)
... hi there, i origionally had an xray due to chest pain which show the signs of emphysema,my gp said it was nothing to worry about and it was cause i was just skinny that the images showed up that way!! ... (10 replies)
... off left sided chest pain for the last year but to be honest i know pretty much nothing about lungs and heart etc so is having the echo done reliable then do you think? ... (10 replies)
... Sorry I almost missed your post, CL43. There was no pulmo rehab where I lived when first diagnosed with COPD so I can relate to your problem. It sounds like your dr. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Star Light. I was a heavy smoker for 45 years and should have quit when my mom developed emphysema, which I now have. This was diagnosed by full pulmonary function tests and I recommend you request these. The two major forms of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) are emphysema (little coughing/mucous, but severe shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (a great... (5 replies)
... m. But what was suggested, using Foradil instead of Advair would be better for your father. It has less side effects. And it won't cause oral thrush which is a pain to deal with. Advair is more drug company and doctor friendly than patient friendly. ... (11 replies)
... Smoking is bad for you. Leads to many respiratory problems. I have seen a lot of people with COPD and Emphysema that they got from smoking waiting on a lung transplant list to save their life. To get listed they had to stop smoking and be nicotine free for 6 months. ... (1 replies)