I am a 23 year old male, 5'10, 180lbs, (smoker, cutting down planning on quitting) former drug user, who in the past few months has had an arrary of symptoms skyrocket - quickly. I am also very stressed and have anxiety quite often.
I have a history of costochondritis, apirated pneumonia (I choked on my vomit), and I also have hepatitis C, though I'll be treated... (0 replies)
... back pain when breathing in. ... (10 replies)
... This is not normal to have localized radiating pain radiating down arm from scapula after pneumonia. Most people still feel weak and tired with a residual cough at 2 weeks after pneumonia. It usually takes about a month for energy to return. There seems to be some question as to your diagnosis? ... (1 replies)
... and is known as hydrochloric acid. That's some really strong, extra irritating acid meant for digesting raw meat. Your larynx doesn't have a chance and you will cough until you cough yourself literally crazy or until you start Proton Pump Inhibitor Treatment. ... (10 replies)
... I have the same symptoms you do and I myself am fairly young only 26 years old. I have had a productive cough that is severe. It causes pain in my shoulders, neck, chest and back. I too know that it aint my asthma because I take advair, albuterol, singulair, prednisone and do nebulizer treatments. ... (10 replies)
... I know that with my sinus troubles and respiratory infections that Levaquin did the best as far as getting rid of the problems. As far as the shoulder pain, I do not know what to tell you. I would definitely go back to the doctor. See if you can get a referral to a pulmonologist or an ENT. Good luck to you. ... (2 replies)
... I know this is an old thread but did you ever get a resolution? I'm a 23 year old male and have been experiencing the same symptoms since this past July. I've been to the ER 3 times I've had 4 Chest X Rays, 2 echos, CT Angio with contrast, CTa, 10 EKG's, spirometry test (96% of pred.), tested for Lymes, ANA and had an EGD. Every test came back fine (except for EGD, have... (1 replies)
... I have had a cough since March, BUT it has changed some. ... (0 replies)
... I have had a cough since March, BUT it has changed some. ... (1 replies)
... this cough seemed to develop as a result of smoking marijuana. I would cough so hard and so long, it actually became painful and there was no way I could keep from coughing. If I tried to take a deep breath, I coughed. ... (2 replies)
... I also have a bad stabbing pain under my left breast and sometimes under my left shoulder blade. Not a rib problem. Sometimes the pain is sharp and lasts for a few secs. to a few mins. Sometimes it is dull and lasts for hours. No fever or cough. just bad sinus. ... (2 replies)
... gh, I have been continiously coughing on a daily basis to the point sometimes that I feel I'm choking, I always feel there is something stuck in my throat, and I cough so hard that several times a week, sometimes everyday, it gives me headache, like for each time I cough I feel it up to in my head. ... (2 replies)
... After making the last post, I looked at the Walmart website. Albuterol (one of the medications in Combivent) is covered as a nebulized aerosol, if you have a nebulizer. Just a thought, I would discuss with the doctor the next time you see them.
Amy (10 replies)
Have you tried to go to the website for Advair and/or Combivent? Many companies will give you discounted or free medications when you have no insurance coverage for medications. Also, Walmart now has a $4.00 copay for certain medications. They are all generic, I doubt that Advair is on there, I believe that it is still protected by patent, Combivent however may... (10 replies)
... Sorry, made a mistake on a posting. (10 replies)
You really need to start the acid reflux medication program, because it's either going to 1) work, and you'll feel great or 2) not work, no harm no foul.
You only need to give it a month to really experience the benefit. Many people including myself had 90% recovery on the first 3 days of starting the PPIs.
You need to get a prescription for a good PPI... (10 replies)
... Hi Anne, and all!
I am a 42 yo guy, asthma as a child, went away with puberty, came back in '88 with a vengance when the US Army sent me to Planet Ord, CA. 50 Deg. and foggy at dawn when you are out running around is not good for anyone, and many people who'd never had asthma before developed it there also. I have had several bacterial infections in my lungs, the first... (10 replies)
... The fact that you have a spot on your lung that wasn't there two years ago is certainly concerning. The fact that you still smoke doesn't help either. You really need to quit.
Please go into your search engine and type in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and see if these signs and symptoms match yours. Your Pulmonary doctor will probably put you back on some breathing... (10 replies)
... .Sorry, Anne, to hear of your lung problems. Towards the end of your post, you mentioned you had fibromyalgia. That can definitely affect the lungs and your breathing. I"m not really sure how it affects them, but if you go to the fibro section of this healthboard, you will read about it. I have asthma also, and know it can be very frustrating especially when you get sick... (10 replies)
... I had a dry cough for about 2 months now. i smoke on the weekends occansionally and drink heavily on the weekends. when the dry cough started, i had a tingly feelingin my chest. about a month later, it turned in to pressure. ... (8 replies)