... was given Decadron to reduce the swelling in my throat which was dismissed as some sort of viral infection. Shortly after the decadron dose I developed an awful cough and lung pain. Really bad lung pain right in the center of my chest, right between my breasts. ... (0 replies)
... There are over 100 different chemicals in cigarette smoke, any of which could be causing you asthma problems.
Sounds like typical allergic and non-allergic asthma.
Unfortunately there are a lot of doctors lacking in basic analysis, evaluation and diagnosis skills. Doctors are just like any other profession. There are good doctors and there are bunches of bad... (2 replies)
... I'm a 31 year old male with a history of mild asthma. I've smoked on and off for about 15 years and have been around second hand smoke my whole life.
My problem started back around March when I started having chest tightness and problems breathing on and off and then in early August I got the chest tightness and shortness of breath and it has been constant 24/7 and still... (2 replies)
... Just a quick note to anyone new to this post or any following. I saw a kidney Dr who diagnosed me with stage III chronic kidney disease. Not a big deal my kidneys still operate at a decent rate. He said a lil bit low for my age group mid to late 40's. I am going to have my follow up lung scan later this month. Recently I have noticed sprays such as cleaning products and nail... (10 replies)
... ly i picked up a bad cough. no fever but i was tired and the coughing was worse in the evening and in the morning i would get bad attacks and it was very hard to cough up the phlegm. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Everyone, well I have been in hospital the last 3 days!! I started to feel a bit better, but at night I just feel like im so badly struggling to breathe and my oxygen levels won't rise above 92% so I decided to go to my gp for her advice. She sent me straight to hospital as an admission!! Which is very strange, ive never heard of that before....she said she wasn't at all... (12 replies)
... Hi guys, well yesterday was he worst day, I felt awful so I rang for the dr to come out, but as it was bank holiday no drs are working. I rung the hospital non urgent line and they told me I needed to go see a dr miles away, well I am breathless just walking to the toilet so I told them I don't drive so I can't go anywhere, so they said they would send a dr to my house, which... (12 replies)
... hi caz - i am concerned about you ! personally i would ask how long the antibiotics should take to kick in...maybe call your pharmacy since it's the weekend ? does your ins group have an on-call nurse you could contact ? also consider sleeping sitting up. i use 2 wedge pillows to elevate my torso when i sleep but you can pile pillows or fold up blankets too. is there... (12 replies)
... Hi, I'm not dying but i'm finding it really hard work to breathe because I am constantly wheezing all day and all night, much worse at night. My oxygen levels have dropped to 91/92% and i'm just exhausted with what I feel is the struggle/effort to breathe through this wheeze. Dr said I had a mild chest infection and Pleurisy, but im feeling awful, I am so very breathless every... (12 replies)
... weeks after treatment to make sure it has cleared up. You can also tell by the return of normal behavior, no fever, cough subsiding, etc. ... (1 replies)
... ne, lungs are always clear, but she horrible coughing fits EVERY DAY. I am a nurse and have dealt with every lung disorder you can imagine and have never heard a cough like this. ... (0 replies)
... The cough that goes along with Emphysema...is that a permanent thing or will it go away? ... (0 replies)
... I have a persistant cough with a sore, scratchy throat. I have COPD and am on Symbicort and Ventolin. With no real results. ... (0 replies)
... I too have been suffering with a chronic cough for a number of years, first it was happening during the day & when I rolled onto my left side at night, had all sorts of test and nothing came back as causing the problem, the specialist mentioned Acid reflux but skiped over this as I was on medication for this, over the years it became worse & started getting it as soon as I... (2 replies)
... The main causes of a chronic dry cough are:
-Post Nasal Drip (PND)
If you are having acid reflux issues, you may need to get another GI opinion. You can have a normal Endoscopy and still have acid reflux problems. Acid refluxing can irritate the lungs and/or the throat. You can try searching LPR on the boards here for more... (2 replies)
... I had this chronic cough. It will be a year in November. And my birthday is in November. I want my cough gone by then. Its when I am up and moving around I cough hard. I also cough clear liquid from acid reflux. My mom thinks it is my thyroid. But funny thing is when I am relaxed I do not cough. I went to my PCP. ... (2 replies)
... Good advice, thanks.
I have a inhaler prescribed by my doctor that manages my asthma. I have asthma from birth. I just thought there might be something good enough over the counter. Don't want to go to a doctor just for cough syrup;) (2 replies)
... Over the counter cough syrups aren't very strong, and they're not particularly helpful to most asthmatics. ... (2 replies)
... What is the best cough medicine with a brongilator function to speed up my healing process? ... (2 replies)
... I have had a cough since March, BUT it has changed some. ... (0 replies)