... ECMO was a device that filtered and oxygenated my blood, allowing my lungs to rest. ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Thank you for being here. I'm dealing with a variety of health issues right now that I believe may be Lupus. I'm 45 years old, non smoker, and my health has really started to decline in the last year.
My most recent problem started last Saturday. I woke up with shortness of breath. I assumed I had a chest cold because my kids had one earlier in the... (1 replies)
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... Fri. So far so good...no side effects I can't tolerate. My bronch in March was to get a new baseline....I have multiple nodules throughout both lungs at present. Hope everything goes well for you. Keep us posted. Take care. ... (6 replies)
... the sinuses. My problems started in February when I had severe bronchospasm. Doc asked if I inhaled a chemical and told him I had Gerd. He said I aspirated acid. Lungs felt like they were on fire. This turned into bronchitis and was given antibiotics. It helped then two weeks later it was back. Doctor treated me again. ... (4 replies)
... Did your doctor do a chest xray first? I would not trust a doctor who would put a person through 2 CT Scans within a three week period. At that rate you'll end up with cancer from the radiation long before pneumonia gets you! One CT Scan is equal to the radiation exposure of 100 chest xrays! You may have pleurisy (an inflamation of the lining surrounding the lungs). That... (1 replies)
... yawn, ever 2 mins or every 5 mins, i measured on stopwatch. When i take a deep breath i feel like my lungs are fully stretched and heart is full with oxygen it just feels so good and refreshing..This isnt normal. Idk what i should do. ... (6 replies)
... o bad I was coughing up straight green phlegm. The only way it stopped was by moving to a new place, with fewer smokers and dust. Some people have more sensitive lungs than others. ... (4 replies)
... I apologize for writing this longish description, but my symptom alarms me quite a bit.
First things first. I am 29, 5'11, normal weight, very high triglycerides (2000) and cholesterol from a genetic condition. I take aspirin to control the effects of high triglycerides. Other than that, I have had chronic bronchitis that did go away around 2 years ago. Other than what... (0 replies)
... I have been sick for awhile, the drs so far have not been able to diagnose me. Besides feeling horrible, I have had problems with not being able to get the air I need to speak so I am easily vocal fatigued. It is not shortness of breath it is more that it seems to take more effort to get a good breath which in turn makes me use muscles I shouldn't to talk. I also have... (0 replies)
... Could possibly be reflux or esophageal spasming, stomach ulcers, virus, cold, muscle spasming, costochondritis...etc
Since you know smoking can cause injury to lungs (and many times long down the road)...maybe consider it for the long-term gains. We tend to have 20/20 hindsight when things go south. I don't know of anyone has quit smoking and regretted it.
I would... (3 replies)
... It's a thought....I have sometimes experienced reflux that makes me feel like I need to use my inhaler for asthma, but I'm not wheezing. It's just not normal or free...more like a pressing constriction.
Definitely let me know how your appointment goes. Make sure you bring a list and do some research to formulate questions.
If it is related to inflamed lungs, you should... (3 replies)
... What exactly was your diagnosis and cause regarding swelling of your lungs, and what was the medication the ER gave you.
Unfortunately, the only way you'll know is to understand what it is what your had/have and then to go to your doctor and ask to be tested further.
Cancer is always a scare and first thought for many of us. The truth is that any fear we have or... (1 replies)
... Since the lungs have no pain receptors, the pain you feel is not your lungs. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause pain. ... (3 replies)
... I am almost 55 and I have COPD. I was wondering if any of you have that pain in your lungs that aches? ... (3 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)
... 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)