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  • Possible respiratory damage following DIY project involving glass and a carbide wheel glass cutter.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions October 20, 2017 04:39 PM

    I am an otherwise healthy 22 year old male who is always anxious and worried. About 2 years ago, I saw a post on a crafts website for making candle containers out of colored wine bottles and wanted to give it a go. I bought a carbide wheel, handheld glass cutter, and went to work on a wine bottle I...

  • Silica dust!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions May 2, 2016 03:11 PM

    Hello! I just found out how dangerous is exposure to silica dust. I briefly worked cutting and polishing opals without any protection, around 2 months, 2-3 days a week, for 2-3 hrs a day. I am wondering how likely I am to have developed any serious lung damage? I have been experiencing short of...

  • Feeling of sufocation, dizziness and difficulty in walking

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions December 2, 2013 10:45 AM

    Please help! I am 51 years old. I have a feeling of suffocation. It started suddenly with shortness of breath and a feeling I am suffocating My chest becomes very heavy and I feel extremely dizzy. At a point, I could not stand up and walk for days. When I stand up. I am not balanced. My head...

  • Woke Up Unable to Breathe, Airway Felt Obstructed

    DBPotts 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions July 30, 2013 03:07 AM

    I guess I'll start with the short version leading up to what happened. I went to sleep around 7:30pm and woke up a few minutes before 10:00pm. When I woke up it felt like I was out of breath, and if I had to describe it there was a thick mucous layer stopping me from inhaling; my lungs would just...

  • Is this RAD? or a type of it ?

    nickbunyun 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions July 12, 2011 05:22 AM

    Hi all,I have been suffering of shortness of breath, chest popping and tightness and coughing for the past 4 years. They are also causing me to have anxiety and panic attacks I am constant short of breath.. when i work out it worsens and i start coughing. I cough alot like i have a bad, bad cold....

  • Bronchitis will not go away; wrong diagnosis?

    Z King 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions June 1, 2011 11:06 PM

    I've already been to the doctors and have been diagnosed with bronchitis, however, it's been at least three weeks since then as well as three rounds of antibiotics and I still have a wheeze as well as a feeling of a heavy chest and sometimes shortness of breath. Here are the details so someone may...

  • Air hunger?

    Anonymous 3 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions February 2, 2011 10:04 PM

    Hello. I need some insight and possibiliy some direction.Let me give you a quick history. I am a 37 year old male. I have been obese/overweight for the majority of my life. I am 5'9" and once weighed in at 310 lbs. About a 2 years ago, I began exercising and road biking. I have since lost 80...

  • Chronic shortness of breath/clearing of throat

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions November 17, 2010 11:11 PM

    Hello all, I am a 19 year old male who suffers from chronic shortness of breath and throat clearing. The shortness of breath started when I was 16 years old. I went to the doctor for it and they ran blood tests, did a pulmonary test, and a chest x ray. They said everything was fine with me and...

  • Short of breath and fatigue?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions June 2, 2010 08:02 AM

    Hello. I am a 23 yr old male. Every day I get short of breath, and I am always very tired. My heart rate seems to beat stronger when I get short of breath. An inhaler doesn't really help too well, either, and neither does vitamins and exercise. It seems like anxiety, asthma, or anemia, but I'm not...

  • Trouble breatheing at night!

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions April 11, 2010 07:55 AM

    This is the only site i have found that hits the nail on the head with my symptoms... It seems there is quite a few of us out there who cant breathe. My problems i originally thought was caused by anxiety. I too was prescribed a benzodiazepine (Valium). Which helps the anxiety of the problem but...

  • 31 Year Old With Sudden Breathing Problems

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions February 6, 2010 02:37 PM

    Hi, a couple of days ago, I was on the couch reading a book, and I suddenly begain having problems breathing, like I couldn't get a deep breath and my lungs are starved for oxygen.I had a very similar episode 10 years ago, which eventually went away on it's own.Like 10 years ago, I went to the ER,...

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  • I have a strange problem with my neck...

    soccerfanxxx 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions February 2, 2010 11:00 PM

    I am a 21 year guy, and I would consider myself in decent shape. For the past 8 months or so I have been experiencing this sensation (on and off) of a bit of pressure in my neck. I have no shortness of breathe or anything. I went to the doctors, and he told me it was due to allergies getting worse...

  • Trouble breathing

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions January 10, 2010 12:59 PM

    It all started lastnight while at a friends house. It felt as if my throat slightly narrowed. My normal breathes felt strained. Then every 30 seconds or so I would need to take a deep breathe. I wasnt weezing at all while taking the breathes so I doubt its asthma. I had it only once before and that...

  • Chronic hyperventilation syndrome

    jimnycricket 1 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions August 9, 2009 06:57 PM

    H there,I started having shortness of breath a few months ago. It just felt like I couldn't take a full breath. I was given steroids as the doc thought it was an exacerbation of asthma though these didn't do much. The problems continued over the next 6 or so weeks and I was sent for a chest x-ray,...

  • Breathing problems for 6 months...not living normal life anymore...maybe swine flu??

    Garcia562 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions April 24, 2009 10:43 PM

    I am a 21 year old male that has been having breathing problems for about 6 or 7 months already...doctor says its anxiety attacks and I saw something about hypertension...but it is just getting to the point where I feel itr ruining my life...I feel everyday like my braething just goes away all of a...

  • Very, very long post but please read and offer your opinions!!!!!

    briggs09 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions January 3, 2009 12:32 AM

    Hi and thanks for taking the time to read my post, i know it is VERY long and i apologize but i felt it was neccassry to be able to explain my problem properly. PLEASE bear with me!!!! i really need some answers opinions on this!around 3-4 months ago i was making a roll-up cigarette and i was using...

  • Long term S.O.B.

    smithjr1981 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions November 25, 2008 07:17 PM

    I am 27 yrs. old, male, 229 lbs, smoked for eight years, but have recently quit two weeks ago...haven't had a single puff or anything since I quit. About a year and a half ago, I started experiencing shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. After a lung function test, many chest x rays and ct...

  • Does this sound like apnea??

    mwcforster 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions August 30, 2008 11:38 AM

    Hello to all.I’m a 47yr-old 6’4” 220lb male, well-built 50” chest, 37” waist. Lowish HR – 50BPM at rest. Generally fit and healthy other than:History of GERD since age 25.Atrial ectopy since age 25.Occasional paroxysmal lone atrial fibrillation since 1999 – 8 episodes to date always late evening...

  • Hypoxia, SOB, Pulmonary EmbolismS, tachycardia...help? Undiagnosed!

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions August 19, 2008 06:50 AM

    I have had the million dollar work up and we cannot figure out what is causing my symptoms. I was initally dx with asthma, but me-cl challenges are negative and so is NO inhaled. PFTs are normal. Peak flows get low when symptomatic. Negative for vocal cord dysfunction. Had a nissen...

  • can't get a full breath

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Repiratory conditions July 15, 2008 01:18 AM

    Well I Went To The Er Again Today By Ambulance This Time/ I Couod Not Breath Well At All. The Doctor I Saw Said That It Was Classic Anxiety. I Asked Her If Anxiety Would Make You Feel Like You Can't Breath All Day For Days And Then She Did A Peak Flow Test. They Said I Have Bronchospasms And...