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  • Recent exposure to Silica Dust am I at risk?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Shortness of Breath May 2, 2016 02:38 PM

    Hello, I have recently been exposed and inhaled a lot silica dust over a period of 2-3 days. I was working on my 70 year old bathroom using a 4 inch grinder/cutting wheel to cut through the tile, grout, and plaster with wire mesh. 1 of the days were particularly bad. While I was using a N95...

  • Hi, I have stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. I am 56 and a non-smoker.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Shortness of Breath June 5, 2015 04:03 PM

    I have progressed to shortness of breath with very little effort. My doctor suspect there is fluid in my lung or possible pneumonia. I have developed sever claustrophobia while taking test. Cat Scans have taken on a nightmare quality. The has progressed over the past year. Today I tried to do a...

  • I can't seem to find out what's wrong with me

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Shortness of Breath September 24, 2014 08:37 PM

    So this has been happening for over a year now. Well at first, it was just a mild shortness of breath. The first time was after PE but I've consulted two doctors last year and they just prescribed me with pills saying it was just a minor allergy. (I had blood tests last year and the only thing they...

  • What to test for? Left foot/ankle swelling/dotted rash, short of breath(esp. w/exertion),cough,tired

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Shortness of Breath August 14, 2014 09:37 PM

    Cannot take in or blow out a lot of air (had to do multiple tries on spirometer test), recent chest pain/discomfort, extreme fatigue. Dry cough, but have some mucus--especially waking or with exertion. History of venous insufficiency, asthma, overweight. I'm only 49, but feel like 80, and...

  • What could cause oxygen desaturation on exertion?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Shortness of Breath February 4, 2014 06:12 PM

    I was recently hospitalized with shortness of breath, left sided chest pain, high blood pressure. Doctors did cardiac stress test and found my oxygen saturation drops to 83 as my heart rate increases to over 130. What could be the cause of this?