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I have been struglling with the problem of breathing in the mornings for last two-three years. It started with only having a desire to yawn (trying to get more air) about three years back. Since than my breathing (same problem- trying to get more air and I do it by yawning) is getting worse. I saw lot of specialists and all gave different advise and that's why I don't trust any-:)
I did some research myself and thought it might be asthma, Sleep Apnea, Allergies, or some neurological problems as I had to deal with lot of stress in 97 when this started.

Currrently I suffer:
1) Problems breathing especially in the morning. Feeling breathless even if I lie down for few hrs to watch TV I start having the same problem.
2) I suffer from Allergies and I am on medication (Alegra)
3) I get nausea very easily especially if I fly a two seater airplane, rides, or run very fast.
4) unusual sweating in the nighttime, has happened few times if I take Tylenol-flu or Claritin-D.
5) Skin pigmentation on face (little bit) and I am mentioning this as I have seen this change in 97 as well.

I have gone through all advanced testing of breathing, polysomnography (overnight sleep study), C-SCANS, X-Rays, and other blood, urine and physical checkups. I have gone through several medications including aerosols (for Asthma), steriods, anit-histamines, CPAP(which I did not use as it made me completely out of breath), and other medications I don't remember the names of.

Studies show that I might have mild sleep apnea. This was only found by my doctor when I mentioned him one day that I "might" have sleep apnea and that's when he asked me to go for overnight sleep diagnostics. hmm....I was really disappointed that after one year of him treating me for asthma and after me reading teh article on apnea, he asked me to go for the study-:(

I am still not convinced what my problem is as I have exhausted all the resources. I would really appreciate if someone can guide me in right direction. I am 5'11" and 170LB male.

If someone wants to share his/her thoughts and have similar issue, please feel free to contact me at ***@****. I would be glad to provide more info as I have spent few years researching this area and experimenting on myself-:)

Thanks in advance.


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As a suggestion I would see a cardiologist and at least eliminate the possibility of heart problems.

fiberglass, mold, sewer gas and asbestos poisoning

We have many problems maybe someone can help. My family was exposed for 11 months to asbestos, fiberglass insulation, sewer gas and mold. We are and have experienced several problems. We were told to leave the house the day of the testing and not to come back the contamination was so bad. We need someone who has been through this to help or if they know someone to help.
We are having problems with respiratory, neurological problems,  several other problems such as my daughter lost some of her vision. When you have a child losing vision and one on a breathing machine and they say you are having heart attacks or infazema (excuse the spelling) then what do you do. We have lost almost everything and need help.
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I am so sorry to hear what happened to you.

Do you have health insurance ? If so, you may want to consider seeing a toxicologist and/or Allergist/Immunologist. Honestly... I would also consider seeing a Naturopathic Physician. They seem to get a lot of patients' who have similiar problems and in my opinion, their treatment helps.

Also consider calling the National Jewish Lung Line... it is free of charge and you will get to speak with a qualified nurse.  Their phone number is  1-800-222-LUNG (5864).

Best of luck to you & your family.

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My family was exposed to 22 inches of sewer in their basement...not thinking and it being 1 a.m. we went and helped gather belongings in basement without pertection. We are all suffering headaches, neasua, shortness of breathe. We have about 5 pgs. of meds that we have all been on. We have been to the cardiology, the lung specialist, etc.  I would love to help and also get the answers... They have refered us to the infectious desease venter at the UW-WI to try to get some answers...
If anyone has answers I would love to hear on how to cure this
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