... Before I begin, I am a 25-year old male. 6'2'', 160 pounds. I've had arthritis since I was 13 and am currently only on Prednisone for it. I was on Orencia and Methotrexate until this started.
How This Started/Symptoms
On Nov 12, I woke up at night short of breath. Stayed up for a bit, fell back asleep, and woke up with it still there. It has been non-stop ever since for... (2 replies)
... :) Hi~
I have a bad case of chronic bronchitis, for over a year now. The coughing and congestion got so bad I went to the Dr. and got a sample of Symbicort. Hasn't worked so far, been using it 2 weeks. Thing is, I wake up with serious congestion, wheezing, crackling, lots of mucous, and it is DEEP in my lower lungs. I don't know if inhaling the medicine can even reach that... (1 replies)
My Hiatal-Hernia definitely has an effect on my breathing.
What medication are you on that helps your H.H.
I am also Asthmatic and in 42 yrs have never left my medication off once, so I know its not that that has a bearing on my breathing.
Solofelix. (10 replies)
... Another update, I just had an endoscopy and consulted with a GI doc. Other than minor hiatal hernia, all looks really good, he said. The HH isnít showing any inflammation so my meds are doing a good job keeping it under control.
So now Iím more unclear than ever before about how to deal with my symptoms. My heart, upper GI, and lungs (asthma) all are good. Iíve made... (10 replies)
I am a 30 year old male that is 5'9/ 153 lbs. I am writing because I have been feeling woozy, off-balance, light-headed as if I want to fall, hung-over without nausea and short of breath for nearly 2.5 months. Doctors are trying to tie my lungs into this somehow (maybe the oxygen is not traveling like it should in my body). I do have some chest pain.
A chest... (3 replies)
... My husband had coughed up blood tinged mucus, so went to emergency room, oxygen level at 60. Took chest xray, cat scan, he was spitting up so much blood could not keep oxygen mask on, intubated, took echo cardiogram, heart treat, took to ICU on October 12, still on October 24th the doctors don't know what it is.
Took 58 blood tests, all came back negative, so they have him on... (0 replies)
... I had a ct of my chest done on Wednesday to check my lungs because I had an abnormal PFT with extremely low DLCO, and prior to that, experienced low pulse-ox following a surgery (80's). I'm a non-smoker and have never smoked and my doctor's office called this afternoon with my ct results. The test said I have a minimal collapsed airway with a small pericardial effusion. Does... (0 replies)
... of my lungs working and if I didn't stop smoking wouldn't last too long, I answered him by saying I have just stopped!!! ... (1 replies)
... Hi I got rads done as part of a health screening to be put into a medication study for a totally different disease. My results are this:
~RESULT: The heart size and configuration are within normal. The
lungs are clear of focal infiltrates or mass lesion. Slight prominence of
the lung markings in the lung bases could be secondary to crowded vessels
giving the... (0 replies)
... smoker. I have not had any illnesses involving my lungs in a quite a while. However, I did have pneumonia as a child and wonder if that could have left scarring on my lungs? ... (0 replies)
... When I go through bad spells, my lungs often ache, much like finishing a workout at the gym. ... (2 replies)
... do. I truly feel like nothing is going to help me and I'm going to die from this. I'm very scared right now. If it was asthma or something that had to do with my lungs wouldn't the qvar started working by now? ... (8 replies)
... Hello, this is a lengthy post so I apologize in advance.
Back in April, I got very sick with a bronchial infection and after 2 antibiotics and a steroid I started to feel better. But I started coughing, with a tickle in my throat, feeling like gagging, sometimes throwing up, sneezing and finally my right eye would tear up. It happens several times an hour. I went to my... (0 replies)
... Thanks SherryWA. :) I am thankful. Just wondering about the thymus showing up in the scan. Hopefully it is nothing. (13 replies)
... That is good news! They will probably put you on inhaled meds like Spiriva and/or Symbicort and maybe a nebulizer treatment once a day. I would not worry. When my function was at 70% and my nodules were unchanged that's what they did and just kept a watch on my functions and did an xray once a year and a CT scan when functions went down. They use to do CT scans once a year but... (13 replies)
... Ok the good news is that my nodules are the same. I have to follow up in 6 months. The weird news is they saw what appears to be my thymus. It was seen on the previous scan. Supposedly the thymus should be microscopic by adulthood. Hhhhmmmm? Pulmonary visit in October to figure out my 70% lung function. (13 replies)
... A new update. PCP did a peak flow test. Dr. Let me try 6 times and as we know they take your top 3 numbers (which were my last) my lungs are at 70%. It was a little bit of a surprise to me. The only things I have noticed is cleaning products and sprays bothering my lungs. I am just waiting for my scan. I want a diagnosis already ;) happy Friday to all. (13 replies)
... ng to have my follow up lung scan later this month. Recently I have noticed sprays such as cleaning products and nail polish etc all bother me. I feel them in my lungs at times causing me to cough. This is something new. I also have a visit with the Pulmonary Dr. For a PFT after my scans. ... (13 replies)
... Hello and welcome to the message boards.
Why would you want to hide spots on the lungs during an x-ray? For what reason? Is this for employment? (1 replies)
... How to hide spots on lungs during x-ray? (1 replies)