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For several months I have been experiencing gasping for breath while I am awake. I will be breathing normally and suddenly my chest heaves and I take a fast, almost alarming, gasp of air. This happens while sitting calmly, walking, or l...
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I was diagnosed with COPD following a collapsed lung which required a talc procedure and staples to fix. I have also been diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. Could the sleep apnea have caused my lung to collapse? I lived a pretty nor...
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Is it possible that a moderate sized hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties? Could it press on the diaphragm and cause me to have wheezing difficulties? I have a scheduled appointment with a surgeon to see if surgery would be ...
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I see these comments are from 2006. I am currently having many of these same problems. Tickle in throat, sharp pain, cough, tears, nose dripping. This has been happening for the past 5 months. I've been to a ENT. He said it was my tonsil...
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I had a spontaneous pneumothorax when I was 20 years old that occured three times in three months. I had surgery to debleb my right lung and readhere it to the plureal sac. I now have sleep apnea diagnosis,, I am 49 and wonder if they co...
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breathing is very shallow and short, am very frightened
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Hello, For a while i have been smelling a burning smell in my nose, kind of like smoke. It's not constant, somedays it's there and some it's not, i don't know what it is, i searched around and couldn't really find much, any info would be...
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So far I have seen an infectious disease specialist, 3 different ENT doctors, 2 primary care doctors, and a handful of doctors at urgent care for infection flare-ups. Have tried Manuka Honey, Xylitol, Betadine all to no avail. Curr...
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Recently had a chest X-ray that led to a CT scan, they found multiple lung nodules with one on my upper left lobe measuring 1cm. They also found one lymph node 16mm near my windpipe. I'm 36, non smoker with a history of asthma my entir...
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Hello, I am about 6 weeks out of recovery from bronchitis, seemingly from pollutants and/or possibly second hand smoke. The case of bronchitis was fairly severe, and while being tested was also discovered I have a stiff heart (diastol...
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I can only really tell when I stretch my mouth downward so my upper lip is a bit streched out. It has for a while, like, years, and it smells a little like, belly button? I don't have a better descriptor. I'm not really sure what started...
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The below i believe will help Globus sensation is due to inflammation. Inflammation of many different anatomic regions can produce this feeling: the nasopharynx (roof of the throat), soft palate (roof of the mouth, including the uvu...
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Hi, I was diagnosed as TB 3 to 4 year back but now i am fine but still one thing which is causing problem to me is breathing. I can't run fast or do hard work i got tired as if i go fast running i don't get air like i am going to die, do...
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Is it possible to be diagnoased with moderate emphysema at only 29 years old? My girlfriend is a heavy smoker and has been having trouble breathing and chest pains for sometime, and fairly recently coughed up blood on a few different oc...
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Hi there. I was previously a health 30 year old female, and contracted pneumonia last year and developed a pleural effusion on my right lung. I was in hospital for two weeks as I had an infection (hot/cold/sweats) and it took them a few ...
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Hello, A few years ago, I had a really bad case of bronchitis. Ever since this instance of bronchitis (there have been many but this one was bad) I cough after eating. Sometimes it's just one solid productive feeling cough and someti...
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For the past few weeks I have been having this annoying problem where I cannot yawn. I can take deep breaths just fine, but I always feel the need to yawn, and when I attempt to, it "won't come out" so to speak. It is really starting to ...
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Hi, my name is Hunter and I can't breathe automatically anymore unless I'm asleep. I do not know why, either. I've been to three doctors and I have bronchitis and pharyngitis, but they never have been able to solve my manual breathing pr...
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Hiya all, I'm new here, female, 42 and sporty. Since 2014 I'm experiencing episodes of breathing difficulties. Not the typical asthma type though inhalers work. Each major episode started at night and lasted 6-2 weeks. I wake up wit...
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