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Lungs hurt when I take a deep breath
Hello!  I am 46 years old female.  Every morning when I wake up I have a feeling that I cannot take a deep breath.  I have to slowly and gradually breath until I feel like I can breath again or like I can open my lungs freely.  My lungs feel like they are on fire, hot and very dry.  I feel better after I take a shower and can breathe in moist air.  I breathe very shallow at night and I have to prop up on a lot of pillows.  I wake up several times during the night and I toss and turn a lot.  My mouth is very dry and my throat is raw, too. Already, I have been diagnosed with: sarcoidosis (lung, liver), fibromyalgia, osteopenia, chronic cough, high blood pressure (controlled), and severe osteoarthritis.   I just came off an 18 month regimen of prednisone, 10 mg down to completely off.  I also take Effexor XR, Wellbutrin, Lopid, tessalon perle, sonata, robaxin, nexium (for 3 months now), benicar, toprol XR, Ultram, Lyrica, aspirin,  I cannot take NSAIDs anymore due to an acute kidney failure 2 years ago.  I tell you all of the background so you will know all the variables.  I have a sleep study on Mar 1, but I was hoping to hear a suggestion as to what it might be before that.  Thank you.  Loran
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Yes, getting a sleep study done is a good option to rule out sleep disturbances. However, since you have sarcoidosis and kidney problems, get an X-ray of lung to rule out fluid collection and a heart ECHO to look for failure. Anemia and lung fibrosis too should be ruled out
Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
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Dear doctornee,

Thank you for your response.  I tried to thank you earlier, but I couldn't figure out how to respond to you.  I went to your profile & tried to reply to my own post, but it didn't post.  Anyway, I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my post and to provide a response.  I am anxiously awaiting my sleep study and returning to see my cardiologist.

I tend to panic though, so I'm trying to keep calm and not make mountains out of mole hills.

Thank you again!  
Loran
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I know its tough not to panic--but hope for the best!
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