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Shortness of breath, light-headed, chest pain

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  • Posted By: navidson
  • June 22, 2008
  • 06:37 PM

Hello all

A few months ago i was having quite bad chest pain - After a while i decided to go to A + E to have a check up. I had a blood test, 2 ECG's and a chest scan - After waiting for a few hours they let me leave and said there was nothing wrong with me

For a while after this the pain went away and i felt gradually better. This was until i started to get out of breath upon the slightest exercise. Even walking up the stairs affects me. I was a smoker for 10 years at this point and decided to quit because i was so scared - This was 6 weeks ago and since then ive started to feel even worse

I get a breathless sensation even upon resting, experience periods of severe lightheadedness, sometimes experience chest pain after walking a certain distance

I went to my doctor and they listened to my chest and after listening to my symptoms decided it might be Asthma, so i was prescribed a ventolin inhaler. When i first started using this the sensations started to leave me, but recently again they have come back even stronger than before. I am convinced that it is not Asthma, and i am terrified because of my previous past as a smoker

I am a 30 year old in reasonable physical shape.

Has anybody else experienced symptoms like this or anything similar? Its getting to the point now where i am getting realy depressed about it and it's starting to affect my work :(

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  • Hello all A few months ago i was having quite bad chest pain - After a while i decided to go to A + E to have a check up. I had a blood test, 2 ECG's and a chest scan - After waiting for a few hours they let me leave and said there was nothing wrong with me For a while after this the pain went away and i felt gradually better. This was until i started to get out of breath upon the slightest exercise. Even walking up the stairs affects me. I was a smoker for 10 years at this point and decided to quit because i was so scared - This was 6 weeks ago and since then ive started to feel even worse I get a breathless sensation even upon resting, experience periods of severe lightheadedness, sometimes experience chest pain after walking a certain distance I went to my doctor and they listened to my chest and after listening to my symptoms decided it might be Asthma, so i was prescribed a ventolin inhaler. When i first started using this the sensations started to leave me, but recently again they have come back even stronger than before. I am convinced that it is not Asthma, and i am terrified because of my previous past as a smoker I am a 30 year old in reasonable physical shape. Has anybody else experienced symptoms like this or anything similar? Its getting to the point now where i am getting realy depressed about it and it's starting to affect my work :(Did they put u through a treadmill stress test for ur heart ? Did they also check ur lungs properly not just listen ? i cant remember the name of the test but its to determine if ur lungs are working correctly & providing ur blood with oxygen, u need this done, research COPD or Lung diseases.....go back to ur doctor and ask for further tests to be carried out. Best wishes:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • my friend has the same thing after going to hospital he was also told that there was nothing wrong with him and now he is really worried he cant move and feels really weak he is only 19 and did smoke and also because of this thing he quit because he was sceard now he is worried for his life there must be something wrong but hearing what you have writen it sounds just like what he has further tests need to be taken this needs to be found out there cant be nothing wrong i am very worried about him :/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same problem, I'm eighteen and a smoker. Ive been told by a naturopath, my adrenaline is way to high constantly and my cells aren't getting enough oxygen because I can't breath properly and that I'm also, lactose intolerant and I've got hypoglycemia(refers to a drop in your bodys level of blood glucose to a point where cells are being deprived of vital energy, e.g Oxygen). I've been told to give up alcohol, smoking, preservatives, artificial foods, tea/coffee/Milo/etc, cows milk(because cows milk isn't made for human stomaches and it sits in your belly for a certain amount of days because it's to hard to digest, cows have two stomachs, think about it.).I've also been to a chiropractor who of which thinks it's my spine, that's causing the breathless, tight chest, headaches, dizziness, emotional ups & downs, etc). So there cracking bones while my naturopath is drugging me up with the herbals.My doctor said it was just stress, I got tested for diabetes, glandular fever, Epsom bar, FBC, iron, Thyroid function, etc etc. And that was his conclusion, it was brought on by stress and anxiety. Well i don't know about you, but I don't stress every minute of the day. Yea, I stress out and get anxious but how does that cause whatevers wrong with me??! If anything whatevers wrong with me Causes me to stress more because I have know Idea if I'm going to faint/drop dead/start suffocating at any moment. I'm going to stick to this diet ad get every test I possibly can done an see naturopaths/chiropractors/Bowen therapists/Aura specialists/Doctors/counsellors/etc, until I find out what is wrong with me.Good luck ladies and/or Gentleman, it does suck but we have to live with it. For now... <3
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