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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 9, 2007
  • 00:15 PM

Hi Im From New Zealand It All Started On Boxing Day This Year I Awoke From Having A Couple Of Bears The Night Before And Felt I Couldnt Breath It Got So Bad I Went To Er The Done Blood Test For Blood Gas Ratio And It Must Have Been Ok So They Sent Me Home Saying It Was Pulled Skeletal Muscle.
A Week Later Started Noticing I Was Still Getting Short Of Breath And Having Ocasional Palpatations Acouple Weeks Later Started To Get Flutering Feeling Around Chest And Had 1 Major Episode When I Felt My Heart Jumping All Over The Place What Prompted Me To Go Back To Doctor .
He Gave Me A Ecg That Come Back Fine And Also Some Bloods Done He Checked My Creatine Levels Because When I Was 11 I Had Renal Falire Due To Strep Infection Im 26 Now But Creatine Was Ok I Notice After Drinking The Next Day Breathing Is Harder Then Ever And I Cant Pass Urine For About 28 Hours Even Though Drinking Water Because Of Dehydration But Creatine Must Rule Out Kidneys Right?.
My Flutering In Cheast Seemed To Disapear In A Couple Of Days And Didint Get Any More Palpatations I Seemed To Get Better For While But Then The Breathing Would Come Back I Would Have Dizzy Spells And Have Ocasional Little Sharp Pains Left Side Of Chest.
My Doctor Now Says Its Asthma Even Though He Cant Hear It In My Chest Gave Me In Asthma Inhaler That Has Little If Any Effect.
When I Do Feel I Cant Breath I Dont Panic At All I Stay Carme And Just Ride It Out Because I Now Its Dangerous To Panic.
Im Not Scared Of Dyeing But Im Scared To Leave My Kids Alone Without A Father In This Cold World No Doctor Will Listen To Me Im 6ft 108 Kgs Of Athletic Build I Should Be Healthy. I Only Posted Because Last Two Weeks Have Been ***l Short Of Breath A Lot Some Times Wake Up Middle Of Night Out Of Breth In Mornings Feel Dizzy And Deprived Of Oxegen Also Fellt A Cool Burning On Left Side Of Chest This Week.
I Have A Theory Though And Would Like To Share It,ive Got A Wisdem Tooth That Seems To Be Dead And Used To Cause A Lot Of Pain It Has Eroded Instead Of Falling Out And Is Quite Rottin It Would Be A Perfect Breading Place For Bacteria And A Good Place To Enter Blood Stream Could I Have Endocarditis?
Also Noticed When First Got Sick I Had Boils Popping Out Of No Wear Like Staf Was In Blood Any Way Would Be Gratefull For Any Feed Back Sory Post Was So Long God Bless.

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  • Could be heavy metal poisoning, celiac disease, liver problem, undiagnosed food intolerance, homocystinuria or other metabolic disorder
    nomore 4 Replies
    • October 10, 2007
    • 04:01 PM
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  • thank u il look into these things
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2007
    • 10:27 PM
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  • Yes, you are correct. Rotten teeth can kill you. It was the leading cause of death 100 years ago. I think you are correct to think allergies and you are allergic to booze, so knock it off. You also need a stress test, in addition to the test you had done. You may need further pulmonary tests done to rule out blood clots in your chest somewhere. With your past history, you need the best of care on a regular basis. You need to be checked for diabetes. You need dental care/surgery/meds. Go for it. You have an entire list now.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 05:21 AM
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  • thank u ive just changed my doctor and am going to demand more tests im very gratefull for ur input
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 11:03 PM
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  • Hi thereReading through your symptoms, I can relate to every one of them, except your lack of urination, but I think it probably it’s just normal dehydration from a night of drinking. It does not sound like asthma at all, what was your doctor thinking?I think you may have Mitral Valve Prolapse, it's just a leaky valve in your heart and is usually benign. This are heaps of sites about it, symptoms include everything you listed and it can make you more susceptible to bacterial infections (such as strep). It may be a good idea to suggest it to your doc, and get an echo done. A common symptom is anxiety, which could be causing your breathing problems - or at least making them worse. I think you may be experiencing panic attacks, so it might interest you to look up symptoms on the internet and if you find you are having them, there is a lot of information out there on how to control them. I myself was diagnosed with MVP a couple of years ago and get all sorts of chest pain, breathing difficulties, palpitations, racing heart, panic attacks, and at times an irregular heart beat. I also find my symptoms are worse after a night of drinking, doesn't stop me though :S. Caffeine, poor diet and lack of exercise can make it worse. MVP usually doesn't require surgery but drug therapy is an option, you could be put on anti-anxiety meds, beta-blockers for an irregular beat, or many others. If it is MVP, and you are having an attack or some pain, a calming thing to keep in mind is that it's not going to kill you, it's a right pain in the **s but it'll pass and you’ll be fine.Good luck, I hope you get a diagnosis so you can have some peace of mind.Keep us posted :)
    Maree Joy 2 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 04:59 AM
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  • Hi thereReading through your symptoms, I can relate to every one of them, except your lack of urination, but I think it probably it’s just normal dehydration from a night of drinking. It does not sound like asthma at all, what was your doctor thinking?I think you may have Mitral Valve Prolapse, it's just a leaky valve in your heart and is usually benign. This are heaps of sites about it, symptoms include everything you listed and it can make you more susceptible to bacterial infections (such as strep). It may be a good idea to suggest it to your doc, and get an echo done. A common symptom is anxiety, which could be causing your breathing problems - or at least making them worse. I think you may be experiencing panic attacks, so it might interest you to look up symptoms on the internet and if you find you are having them, there is a lot of information out there on how to control them. I myself was diagnosed with MVP a couple of years ago and get all sorts of chest pain, breathing difficulties, palpitations, racing heart, panic attacks, and at times an irregular heart beat. I also find my symptoms are worse after a night of drinking, doesn't stop me though :S. Caffeine, poor diet and lack of exercise can make it worse. MVP usually doesn't require surgery but drug therapy is an option, you could be put on anti-anxiety meds, beta-blockers for an irregular beat, or many others. If it is MVP, and you are having an attack or some pain, a calming thing to keep in mind is that it's not going to kill you, it's a right pain in the **s but it'll pass and you’ll be fine.Good luck, I hope you get a diagnosis so you can have some peace of mind.Keep us posted :)
    Maree Joy 2 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 05:05 AM
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  • Anxiety is another common cause of breathing problems, fluttering and chest pain. Here are different people reporting different experiences:
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 03:39 PM
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  • Get the rotten tooth out.. it can be dangerous leaving rotten wisdom teeth in (ive read that one can end up getting an infection into the brain via that). Ask for a referal to a respiratory specialist if your new doctor cant work out what is wrong with you. Post back here if you do all this and rule everything said so far on this thread.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 23, 2009
    • 02:43 AM
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  • Hi kiwi boy, maree joy and everyone else,After reading through your symptoms I can relate to everyone of them as well and my story sounds very similar. I am a 20 yr old male. My main symptoms I have been experiencing are shortness of breath, palpitations, a pounding pulse that I can feel all throughout my body, anxiety, chest pain, chest pressure, throat tightness, and a few others although they are not as bad and I don't know if they are related to this condition. My symptoms too seem to be a lot worse after a night of drinking. I first started noticing this about a year and a half ago. At the time my drinking habit was very bad and I was drinking obscene amounts of alcohol about 4 nights a week. I also socially smoked marijuana and cigarettes. I first started noticing it when I would smoke marijuana. It gradually started to get worse and worse and it would get really bad when I smoked marijuana, so I immediately stopped smoking it. I did not however seem to get any increase in symptoms after smoking cigarettes (I still quit smoking those as well though). After this happened I got curious if what I was experiencing with the marijuana was a reaction of the lungs or something else, so I did a sort of home experiment. I prepared an edible form of marijuana and consumed it. After I did this I had the worst episode of this condition I've ever had. I had a feeling that I wasn't getting near enough oxygen, I felt extremely weak, and for about 2 hours I felt that I was almost faint and that I was going to lose consciousness any minute, I also had extreme anxiety during this time. Needless to say I haven't touched the stuff since this experience. I have since seen 5 doctors including 2 pulmonary doctors. None of them can explain my symptoms however, the last pulmonary doctor I saw suspects that it is some sort of copd but he can't find any evidence. He just told me that all of my tests look normal and indicate that I am healthy so whatever it is I shouldn't worry about it. I am currently on symbicort, and inhaled steriod. At times this does help me breath better but not near as well as I used to be able to breath before all of this happened. The albuterol inhaler does not have any effect on me. The more and more time goes on and the more aware I am becoming of my symptoms I am staring to suspect that this is a cardiac problem and not pulmonary, however I am no MD and do not really know what I am talking about. My theory is that the reason the symbicort is helping me is that it is allowing my lungs to take in more oxygen than normal so it helps some but the underlying problem is that my heart isn't feeding it to my brain properly. Does anybody know if symbicort can improve lung function of people without lung conditions? I have had blood tests to check my liver, pulmonary tests, stress tests, and some heart tests like the ecg and one where they checked pressures in my heart with soundwaves. however I never saw a heart specialist, this was one of the pulmonary doctors who ordered these tests. I am skeptical though because that same doctor turned out to be a quack and didn't know what he was talking about. What should I do? Please continue to share your stories with me. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2009
    • 08:26 PM
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