... What doctors have you been to? BEEN TO LUNG SPECIALIST - SLEEP SPECIALIST - HAD CT SCANS - NOTHING SHOWED BUT - XRAY SHOWS OVERINFLATED LUNGS - HAD LUNG FUNCTION TEST - NORMAL - TRIED SPIRIVA - OMBREZ - NASAL SPRAY - STERIODS - ANTIDEPRESSANTS - ALL NO GOOD - ANY SUGGESTIONS? (2 replies)
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... Hi I have been to see more Drs re my lungs - everything comes back good - I am so tired all the time that I cannot keep my eyes open - and have trouble breathing properly - worse when the warmer weather comes which is now - I am so sick of no answers and know my body and that there is something going on with the lungs - I use to be able to exercise all day now lucky to do 30... (2 replies)
... I don't know what could be wrong with me. For the past year or more, this has gradually gotten worse. I have seen 5 GP's, but they have all been completely useless, and only prescribe me steroids, antibiotics, and different preventative asthma inhalers to try, which don't work.
I am almost always only breathless when in a sitting or laying down position, but not when up... (3 replies)
I am a 44 year old woman who smoked for years, but I quit years ago. COPD killed my mother's mother, and both my father and mother have COPD, one in Spain and one in the US. I am writing because of my mother.
She has oxygen on 16 hours a day, and for 8 years now, every winter, she has ended up in the hospital because she was unable to breathe. The last three years... (3 replies)
... The first doctor I went to was the pulmonologist but after I did the spirometry (pulmonary function test) he said that the problem wasn't with my lungs. Doing the exam was extremely tiring. The only other thing I can say is constant with the difficulty breathing is the chest cramp-like feeling I have in my left chest area. Sleeping on my left side provokes more difficulty... (5 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)
... 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... (4 replies)
... I don't have cold but have another lung condition from being born at 28 weeks I've had the same thing happen with the chest pain my docs told me it was just my lungs not heart (2 replies)
... Go see a Lung Doctor. I have 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)
... -Shortness of breath while sitting, eating, doing anything.
-excessive sighing and yawning (without getting the "full" feeling in my lungs)
-burning sensation in my chest (only a spot between my breasts where i imagine the "bridge" between the lungs are)
I have been to my doctor twice in less than a week for breathing treatments (one time i just about... (5 replies)
... the same time I have pneumonia. I was given tons of antibiotics at home and hospital. I am still having some minor pain, and discomfort. My main concern is my lungs feel like I need to cough something up, I have a horrible migraine and just feel sick all the way around. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you! I am going to the doctors in the morning. A couple other people have told me it sounds like pleurisy also. I haven't been sick with a cold or anything though. The other night I felt a little feverish though so maybe that is part of it. I am prone to things happening to my lungs. Asthma, bronchitis every year at least once etc... (2 replies)
... It sounds like you could have pleurisy, which is inflammation of lining of lung and chest wall. It can come from infection, like a cold, bronchitis or pneumonia, or some autoimmune problems. I would see your Dr. who should listen to your lungs (may hear a "rub" from friction or signs of infection) and get a chest xray. Pleurisy does not always show up on xray or exam however,... (2 replies)
... ince last Monday while I was in the store a sharp pain went through my left lung and heart area. And from there it has become a dull ache in my upper back and my lungs feel like they weigh soooo much. My breathing is clear no wheezing or noise but it's like I have to manually breath bc they are heavy!! ... (2 replies)
... Hi Kathleen and welcome to the boards. I do not have pulmonary fibrosis but am at high risk for it because I have 2 connective tissue disorders (rheumatoid arthritis and lupus) and also at risk because of meds I take for those (Methotrexate). I have lived with shortness of breath with exertion for several years, have asthma and am on nighttime oxygen. I have an inkling what... (1 replies)
... to start OK over the past 2 weeks I have been noticing that when I do something other than sitting down be it walking up stairs or around the kitchen cleaning my lungs kind of burn and i feel out of breath once it comes on it can take a day to go back to being bearable again. ... (0 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)