I have not seen a doctor for a physical in over 11 years. Where I live now most people cannot get a family doctor because of a growing population. Basically, untill I nearly drop dead of this illness I wont get any help. I should mention that I have smoked since I was 15 (26 now) and lets say 4 of those years were pack a day
I think I may have acute Bronchitis. It started in Dec. 06. I think it may have been from overexposure to diesel exhaust fumes. Add that to smoking cigarettes and marijuana. I started coughing and throwing up whenever around deisel fumes to the point of dry heaving. Chest pains then came, and after enough coughing and dry heaving serious fatigue and chest pains. I would often cough up fluid. The cold winter air did not seem to help much either. Tempatures below -20 C constantly keeping the deisel fumes close to the ground.
I quit my job on Feb 18th 07 because of my health problems. More than a month later I have gotten much better but the problem is still there. Just stepping from warm inside air to the fresh colder air brings nausia and coughing, some days are better than others. I have a runny nose all the time now and sneeze quite often. I use to be in good cardiac shape due to my job which involves constant running and climbing of mountains, now just going across the street to the store and back takes the breath right out of me. I should mentions that I have had chest pains/breathing pains before this illness began in Dec. Please note that over the past month I have drastically cut back my smoking to the point where I might only have one every 4 days.