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lung pain- this cant be athsma

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  • Posted By: MicheMaBelle
  • September 21, 2008
  • 00:03 AM

Hey everyone i'm 15 i know right? What can she possibly be doing here, well last year i was diagnosed with athsma. My doctor gave me a blue pump, and then a purple one which had medication i'm supposed to take everymorning.
Well i don't think this is athsma--most often in my left lung i will experience pain high in my lung i'm almost worried it may be my heart. Please do keep in mind of something other than athsma. When i breath out heavely it hurts so much i need to stop breathing for the pain to stop, sometimes clearing my throat hurts, even moving my ribcage to the lef causes pain. Breathing in as well. I don't understand.
Please help me.
Additional info:
-Im 10 weeks premature as a baby
-My mother smoked with me in her utterus :P
-Both my parents smoke and i am around it often.

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  • Get a chest x-ray and have an EKG done. These two will cover anything wrong with the lungs (besides asthma) and any irregular heartbeat that might be a symptom of an underlying heart condition. Not all heart conditions are life threatening. A murmur can go for years with no daily problems. The inhalers sound like Ventolin (blue) and Advair (purple). The Advair is usually prescribed for asthma that's not well treated with a rescue inhaler, which is what the Ventolin is. Also, the Ventolin is a non steroid inhaler, and in mild to moderate asthma cases, eases symptoms in a matter of minutes. I've had asthma for 16 years, and Ventolin was the 1st inhaler I ever had. Now, I use the generic Albuterol. It's the same thing and works just as well, but much cheaper than the Ventolin (and the Albuterol is in a white canister, not that funky blue!). I too get the sudden sharp pains in the top of my left lung. It's weird that it's never happened in the right one. I find that holding my breath for several seconds (of course with my inhaler by my side) the pain decreases with every breath held, until it disappears completely. This may NOT be for everyone though, so check with your dr. first. Talk to your parents, and tell them the smoke is making matters worse. Ask them to please smoke outside. I'm sure they'd rather spend a few extra minutes outdoors than make your health worse. If you have to, get the dr. to tell them. If they smoke in the car, make sure they have the windows down. Be assertive in this, as it's essential to your health and well being. I wish the best for you.
    LadyLeprechan 24 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
    • 04:02 AM
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  • Hey everyone i'm 15 i know right? What can she possibly be doing here, well last year i was diagnosed with athsma. My doctor gave me a blue pump, and then a purple one which had medication i'm supposed to take everymorning.Well i don't think this is athsma--most often in my left lung i will experience pain high in my lung i'm almost worried it may be my heart. Please do keep in mind of something other than athsma. When i breath out heavely it hurts so much i need to stop breathing for the pain to stop, sometimes clearing my throat hurts, even moving my ribcage to the lef causes pain. Breathing in as well. I don't understand.Please help me.Additional info:-Im 10 weeks premature as a baby-My mother smoked with me in her utterus :P-Both my parents smoke and i am around it often.You were not diagnosed with asthma on the basis of whether or where you feel pain. You were diagnosed with asthma based on your ability to breathe. That you experience chest pain is medically significant, but it has nothing to do with your asthma, and you have no way of knowing whether it actually originates in your lung or not without seeing a doctor.Whether you think you have asthma or not doesn't matter in the slightest. You are 15, and don't know anything.
    bobwick 21 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 00:22 PM
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