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Extreme Fatigue and loss of breath

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 4, 2010
  • 08:20 PM

Hello all,

Im suffered from asthma since i was a child, and in the last 5 years its got worse, i have good periods and less good times.
Other than that, i have no long term illness.
Im 30 years old.
About 6 months ago i was hospitalized with extreme fatigue and shortness of breath.
They seemed to go hand in hand, by that i mean they appeared at the same time.
I also went extremely pale in the face.
I was in for two weeks, and after blood tests i was released with no apparent diagnosis.
I recovered within about another week and half of leaving hostpital and hoped it wouldnt occur again.
Around two weeks ago, i started with the extreme fatigue again, and again i have shortness of breath.
Im havng an x-ray on my chest, and a new set of blood tests.
The fatigue is particularly bad, i cannot walk any distance, even just lying down i feel exhausted and weak.
This im sure is made worse by the tightness in my chest.
I should say that the first bout of this which resulted in me being in hostpital, i was given the all clear on my kidneys and pancreas, although they did say my liver was a little fatty but no so that it should cause me concern.
I had no apparent problems with my bowels when x-rayed, but i do occasionly suffer from slight discomfert with my bowels.
Im hoping someone might be able to help with the diagnosis as so far, the doctors arent able to help.

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  • The Buteyko breathing technique is very effective for asthma. I strongly encourage anyone with asthma to learn it.The herb licorice, sometimes spelt liquorice, is also beneficial for people with asthma. Among other things, it promotes the health and function of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are then more effective in preventing asthma attacks. Taking licorice also results in people with adrenal fatigue having more energy. Licorice/liquorice is the name of a plant, and was widely used in medicine in the 1800s and earlier centuries. It was so widely used that people began to make candy with a similar taste. You must use the herb, not the candy. Just as a matter of interest, during the 1800s, and earlier centuries, many of the medicines prescribed by doctors were herbs. Many of the same herbs used by herbalists today.Warning: Don't suddenly discard your asthma drugs, unless you see a genuine improvement over a long period of time. You could die.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2010
    • 02:29 AM
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  • According to Wrongdiagnosis Symptom checker using symptoms of asthma, breathing difficulties, chest tightness, and fatigue...this showed many possibilities but 2 types of possibilities. Food additive adverse reaction or occupational asthma. Check out this link for the results http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/asthma/breathing-difficulties/chest-tightness/fatigue-all.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • November 5, 2010
    • 02:52 AM
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  • Hi thanks for the reply.Im pretty sure its not a reaction to foods, although you are correct, i cannot tolerate MSG in food.My GP is now treating me for possible Pleurisy with amoxicillin tablets, 500mg 3 times a day.Its my third full day on them and im not feeling too good.Im getting night sweats and pain in the front of my chest and the back too.Im still extremely weak, and breathing is still difficult, its as if theres a pressure on the front of my lungs sometimes, others it feels like im not taking in enough air.Im prone to anxiety attacks and its been really difficult trying not to panic, when i do i lose control of my shallow breathing and its not good.Im told my X-rays will take another week to return but my blood tests will be back in a few days.Can they tell if it is pleurisy through the blood tests alone, or will i have to wait until i get the x-rays back for a definate answer ?Sorry for all the questions, im just a little worried as im in really bad shape.Also, ive started feeling sick, and burning up, not sure if thats due to the amoxicillin ???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 08:02 PM
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  • It's a very good thing you are working with your doctor. I apologize on my last post, I did not place the chest pain as the first symptom. Each test should give evidence of the inflamation. But the two together give a better idea of how bad it is and possibly what is causing it. I hope you have talked to your doctor about your new symptoms. Good Luck! Here are some links as reference. https://health.google.com/health/ref/Pleurisyhttp://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/pleurisy/symptoms.htmhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001371.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 09:43 PM
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  • I saw my doctor today after the amoxicillin course finished.I felt a slight improvement in the fatigue, but my chest tightness and pain havent gone away.(the pains got worse if anything)The blood tests came back fine, apart from a large increase in my white blood cell count.As im still waiting on my x-ray results, my GP has given me clarithromycin 500mg to take twice a day, and for the pain he given me Solpadol 30/500mg to be taken when required.He's still sure ive got Plurasy.Im just hoping this course of antibiotics work and my x-rays show nothing abnormal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2010
    • 10:51 PM
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