Doctor said I might have light asthma, or is it Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

Im a 25 year old male, taking symbicort for 2.5 years. one puff twice a day. I just had a spirometry test and my FVC is 85% and my FEV1 is 80%. Took the reversibility test and saw no improvement. Doctor said i might have light asthma or none at all, im just on the low side of normal. However I looked up that if there is no improvement when taking the bronchodialator, then that could be COPD? since asthma is more reversible and should show more response to the brochodialator. Am I interpreting this wrong?

Age: 25
Male
Medications: symbicort

Diagnosed with bronchitis 5 days ago, I feel short of breath and my heart starts racing?

51 yr old female diagnosed with bronchitis 5 days ago. Taking amoxicillin, tessalon perles, Proair inhaler and guiafenisen. No wheezing, chest xray was okay. Some dizziness but could be from sinus congestion. O2 sats are great during the day when up, moving and coughing. As soon as i lie down at night, drop to 96-97% but when I start to doze, i feel short of breath and my heart starts racing. O2 sat drops to 90%. Now I’m afraid to lie down and sleep.

Age: 51
Female
Medications: Compounded hormone replacement, iron, omeprazole, magnesium, baby aspirin, multivitamins
General Information: Reflux. Nothing else to speak of.

I have pain on inspiration, worse on deep breathing coughing sneezing?

I have pain on inspiration, worse on deep breathing coughing sneezing etc. Chest pain that is a constant dull ache but alot worse on laying flat. Pleuritic type pain on left side, not interested in eating as it hurts to do so. I’ve had pneumonia 3 times in the last 18 months with recurring dry pleurisy. ER drs saying pleurisy but never had the chest pain with it before

Age:42
Female
Medications: Vitamins and currently Chinese herbs and pain reluef ( paracetamol wirh codeine)

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I almost passed out three times, diagnosed with acute bronchitis need second opinion?

In the last two weeks, I almost passed out three times. It starts with the feeling of blacking out and a sharp pain in the head. Other symptoms are nausea and vomiting, excessive sweating, shortness of breath and numbing/tingling feeling in my legs, hips and lips which causes me to lose balance while standing up and /or walking. These symptoms occur from one second (feeling completely healthy) to another and last a couple of hours. It last happened four days ago and since then the headache and numb legs have not gone away. I’ve been resting in bed all day and any physical activity causes me to lose my breath and makes it hard to breathe. Since I didn’t see any improvement, I went to see a doctor earlier today. He diagnosed me with acute bronchitis and gave me a shot and some antibiotics. However, I would like to get a second opinion, since it’s been ten hours and I feel worse. Also I have never been coughing and also don’t have a fever. I am female, in my late twenties and in good health.

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After being released from hospital my mother is having breathing problems all the time?

My mother is 58 yrs old. Recently she had dengue and was admitted to hospital. After being released from hospital she is having breathing problems all the time. We consulted doctor and got to know that all sort of tests came all right.. there is no problem found… she is taking medicine also for the breathing problem and again got admitted to hospital and was given oxygen there. Now she us at home but the problem still persists. But doctors said there is no problem, no heart or health problem at all.. it is happening due to anxiety.. my question is if that is the reason then why she is having breathing trouble all the time all throughout the day.how can it be cured.. please advise

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I have been experiencing severe pricking sensation in the right side of my chest?

My name is (…). I am 45 years old. I am a healthy person. And I walk a lot.
I have been experiencing severe pricking sensation in the right side of my chest. I feel suffocated when this happens. And along with it i am getting heat lumps. My pain stops and as soon as it stops I get these heat lumps all over my inner thighs , stomach and on my back. And it burns. Sometimes when i wake up in morning my eyes , nose and lips will be swollen. Its been happening since 2 whole months.
I went to see the doctor. The physician gave me anti-allergy tablets along with gas tablets. I ate those but it did not cure my problem. So i again went to the physician and he said no problem….its happening because of gas problem. Then I went to dermatologist and she too gave me anti-allergies. She told me to eat those for 6 Whole months!!!! I am now on the tablets which she suggested me but those are of no use. They are not affecting me in any way. What shall i do now? Can I please know whether these signs are for any serious problem or something? Why am i facing this??

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I suddenly feel extreme shortness of breath, dizziness, vertigo,sharp heaviness in skull, neck, anxiety and panic?

Hi Dr…I don’t have asthma..but whenever I drink a very cold/chilled beverage or even sit in air conditioner, I suddenly feel extreme shortness of breath, dizziness, vertigo,sharp heaviness in skull, neck, anxiety and panic. Now, this continues for many hours and feels like i will surely pass out or even die. I have seen doctors for heart valves issues but he said its fine. I have tried inhalers and beta-blockers, EFT tapping, drink hot liquids etc but there is no benefit. I once had attack in plane and it was horrible. My lungs test was absolutely fine. I am very puzzled. Im around 30 yr old man with no major illness. If possible, could you please suggest something. thanks.

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I was diagnosed with Pulmonary tuberculosis – Lung nodule, please advise?

I was diagnosed with PTB on RUL of my lungs last Feb and took Clarithro 500 7 days + erdosteine. But I didn’t had mucus so I failed to perform sputum testing. Now on my xray it showed a lung nodule. A local pulmo ordered me to get my xray last Feb (which I have it now) and sputum test (BUT STILL I CANT PRODUCE A PHLEGM). What should I do now? Thank you.

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I have shortness of breath? Admitted for Acute myocardial infarction?

patient 55yrs old,shortness of breath on exertion for last 2months,nd shortness of breath on lying along wd cough nd frothy sputum,no edema,allergy,cough,had appendicitis 30yrs ago admitted to hospital for ami relieved by sublingual tablets no history hp ,dm,rf ex smoker 20-30yrs,his father died due to stroke nd mom alive,along wd it no cyanosis, jaundice,no ostler nodes no heberdens nodes or splinter hemorrhage heart exam:heart s1: diminished wd intensity s2:normal nd s3 audible at apex respiratory normal gitnormal nd cnsnormal diagnosis plus dd nd investigation

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I am having trouble breathing and have two holes in my chest?

Having trouble breathing and have two holes in my chest

I have 2 holes in the left side of my chest and 4 gashes on my upper left torso, also have a few gashes on my left shoulder, and my ribs are broken on the left side as well. Every time I take a breath, a weird blowing sound, along with frothy blood comes out of the holes in my chest, making it hard for me to breathe. The holes are in my upper left chest area and near my left nipple. They both blow bloody bubbles out in spurts each time I breathe. The holes are about the size of a half dollar coin and make blowing sounds each time I breathe. I called for an ambulance and the EMTs cut my shirt off completely and are saying I need to go to the hospital. They said I need to have oxygen and might have a “punctured left lung” and a “sucking chest wound.” What do these terms mean and why was my shirt cut off? What will the EMT’s and doctors do to treat my condition, and after I leave the hospital, what can I do for self care at home? Male



I developed breathing difficulties approx 2 years ago, which have worsened daily since?

I developed breathing difficulties approx 2 years ago, which have worsened daily since. I am consistently told by the doctor that I am hyper ventilating due to anxiety …. I only wish this were the case but it isn’t.

I originally felt like something wasn’t moving properly when I breathed in and out, so doc ordered chest xray which came back clear. No wheezing or any symptom like that, just that i couldn’t breathe deeply any more. Problems have persisted, getting worse with worsening pantness, shortness of breath at all times and worsening feeling of suffocation especially when lying down. I’m breathing about 40 breaths every 30 secs now, constantly like this and am exhausted with it and scared at the increasing shallowness and choking feeling. Very bad feeling of choking all the time and gurgling noises in throat now, very shallow breaths n and out. Can still swallow but feels very odd and uncomfortable. Have also had a diaphragm test as i had read this can cause respiratory issues like this, this was also clear. Have now such a shallow breath in and out and permanent choking feeling, wretching sometimes which is so difficult even as so little air. The huge problem i have is that i haven’t been taken seriously about what is happening and has continued to happen, worsening., and am now at a complete crisis point and still not believed…after my partner died, i got put on medication for anxiety, this worsened on medications which i reacted badly to and I have ended up with a diagnosis of bi-polar. I stopped the meds sometime ago because of physical side effects like twitches and high cholesterol, fatty lipids on eyes from it and other pretty bad side effects…but obviously still have the diagnosis of bi polar which has prevented being taken seriously on this. It has been horrific trying to persuade people something is wrong and worsening to be constantly told its it my head…, i wish it were this easy! I have been complaining of the worsening feeling of some kind of paralysis a long time, and am consistently told by the doctor that i am hyper ventilating due to anxiety. I only wish this were the case. I ve been back to the doctor again this week, told i am hyperventilating and need medication to treat the anxiety, and that my swallowing is fine because I can take a sip of water and swallow that. Also my oxygen saturation level is ok. AM very scared as feel throat could close very soon, my breathing is very weak, very short and shallow and am waking up choking…Getting to sleep is very difficult as the breathing is so shallow and just panting so fast…Im now despairing because if i go to urgent care, Ive been told they will say the same thing… this has been said to me more than once in the past three months, but nothing is improving just worsening. (…) Just to add to this, i couldn’t do sprirometry test recently as have such shallow breath, and they said i wasn’t doing it properly due to anxiety. (…) It took a year faster chest xray to ask for diaphragm test too, despite me continually saying it was worsening both to my gp and psychiatrist. Just cant believe what is happening and nowhere to turn. I would take medication if this were anxiety, but it isn’t and is so so uncomfortable and frightening now…. and i just wonder what if anything can I do. I have a feeling i will choke to death whenever i lie down now and am feeling its pretty urgent. I just get told it isn’t getting worse, because i first mentioned it two years ago, and am unable and powerless to prove otherwise. Can someone please advise on what I can do now. Fearing for my life now and don’t know how. Age: 44 Gender: Female



My 50 year brother did a chest X-ray here are results, what do we do next?

My 50 year brother did a chest X-ray that came back with the following result: Moderately Enlarged Cardiac Size with CTR =0.57. Unfolded Aortic Arch. Increased Hilar Bronchia Markings. No Obvious Bone Fracture Or Dislocation. No obvious Effusion. Impression: Cardiomypathy (HHD) with Associated Chest Infection. Please what does this mean and what do we do next. Thanks s lot for caring and for your anticipated answer.



I’m feeling discomfort in chest I did ECG and chest x ray all normal?

Hi I’m feeling discomfort in chest since the past few days especially when I’m lying down to sleep. I think there is also shortness of breath but I am not sure. I had chest pain for which I did ECG and chest x ray which turned out to be normal. But still m feeling discomfort in chest when I ly down. What can be the possible reason?whay test should I do?



I suffer with asthma, the last few hours I have a been getting a shooting pain in my left side?

I suffer with asthma, the last few hours I have a been getting a shooting pain in my left side when I breathe. I also keep catching my breath and finding it hard to breathe. I have been taking my inhaler regularly and when I feel I really need it but it hasn’t helped, do I need to visit a hospital or doctor?



I cough up blood but have had a CT scan and bronchoscopy that all came back normal?

I am a 33 year old female. I cough up blood but have had a CT scan and bronchoscopy that all came back normal except for a cavitary lesion that was 2 cm. The doctor is watching it, and coughing up blood has decreased. However, Friday afternoon, the right side of my chest started hurting when I breathed in deeply or coughed. It’s still hurting, and is worse when I lay down on my back, breath in or out deeply, cough or sniff, and hold my right arm above my head. It hurts worse on the side of my chest under my arm and when I press on my ribs at all, front or side. I don’t know if it’s related, so I called my regular doctor’s office who told me to call my pulmonologist. When I called the Pulmonologist’s office, the staff called back and told me to go to the ER. I really don’t want to go to the ER, as I’m not sure it’s related and don’t want to pay the high copay for nothing, but I do want to know what to do about the chest pain. Is it related to the cavity? Is going to the ER really necessary?