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Throat Wheezing, laboured breathing.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2011
  • 10:10 AM

I recently was diagnosed with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, fluid on my left lung, coughing and wheezing. A chest x ray confirmed shadowing on my lung, where this fluid was, and my GP then diagnosed it as pneumonia. A course of steroids, and antibiotics and my lungs are clear.

I still have a cough-usually when I take a deep breath in. But I have developed an intermittent throat wheeze which feels as if in my throat I'm breathing through a thick filter of mucus which just doesn't clear. At first I noticed this after I'd do something strenuous-cycling to work, but found it more difficult once settled down to work, and just general walking about at times become laboured. In fact I just put this down to getting over the pneumonia. But this week, on two occasions, just sat relaxed watching tv, the wheezing started, and felt as I'm breathing through a thick towel, so I used a breathing relaxation technique, stayed calm but nothing cured it, such as coughing, drinking water. And can't figure out what is going on to bring this on, other times my throat is right as rain.
Last nights attack lasted about 2-2 1/2 hours and the only reason I waited so long was to give my body to try and deal with whats wrong. Unfortunately in the 20 minutes it took to call the hospital for advice, and getting there it had subsides, to being back to normal. The Dr's checked me over, again lungs clear, little or no wheezing, they like me are stumped.

So, any advice you good people can offer would be greatly received. Thanks.

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  • sounds almost like you're having an allergic reaction, since you say it cleared up as you left home. are there any sources of allergens at your home? pets? mold? flowering trees/plants?
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