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Respiratory Symptoms and Disorders

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  • z2danish 2
  • FlutterbyPie 2

    Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep

    For the past few days, I've been yawning a lot, much more than average (once every few minutes I feel the need). If I'm not yawning I'm breathing in as deep as I can to get similar "satisfaction". Often I cannot get the "satisfaction" from these and so the urge grows and grows, meaning it can get

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  • rai27 2

    Strange sensation / tightness in chest and upper throat

    I'm hoping for some help have been feeling this strange sensation in the chest and lower throat. It's a sensation which I can only describe as a heavy feeling (no pain) and a tickling cough sensation in the chest. This then moves upwards to the lower throat area and makes it as though it

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  • mark06213 2

    Coughing for 6 weeks

    ive been coughing now for 6 weeks, been to the doctors twice, everything is clear on my chest no sign of fever. He gave me a nasal spray first time and a inhaler (preventor) the second time!! this seems to be having no effect at all. I sometimes feel short on breath but only after coughing alot, it

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  • alex38332 1

    Difficulty taking deep rbeaths

    About 2 months ago I was hit in the chest with a ball quite hard, and since then I have been having troubles taking deep breaths. Got my chest checked and there was nothing broken. A constant need to yawn too. Does anyone know anything?

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  • JGoodman 2

    difficulty breathing at night-:(

    For about 3 weeks now I have been experiencing difficulty sufficiently breathing, especially at night. It's a sensation that I can only describe as a feeling of not being able to get enough air in my lungs' or 'a tightness in my chest/airways. It's still apparent during the day but worsens by

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  • gaylem 1

    Shortness of breath with fatigue and yawning

    I have had shortness of breath when walking up hill doing other physical activity fatigue when I get really short of breath I do slot of yawning. Sitting relaxing I have to take a breath. Bending over I get short of breath. I've had pulmonary function test echo stress test blood work done and

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  • none92513 1


    I woke up yesterday  feeling sick. I had a stuffy and runny nose at the same time. I also had a very minor cough. I woke up this morning with the same thing. Only this morning I had felt unwell and not wanting to get up.

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  • laurrrrmichelle 2

    chest tightness

    I am experiencing chest tightness mostly on my right side (almost a sore/dry feeling) and somewhat of a sore throat, mild dry cough. I also feel a general weakness in my muscles/joints and am easily fatigued. I'm 23 and generally pretty healthy but have been traveling and was sick with strep

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  • stacy68790 1

    Breathing difficulties

    I've got the same thing happening to me as to the person who put the post up, I've been to the doctors today 13.5.17 and his sending me for a blood tests and sleep apnoea test, It's so annoying I just want my breathing fixed 😞

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  • daniel85728 1

    Asbestos exposure!

    A little over five years ago i was Made to break up around 10 body Bags full of white corrugated Asbestos cement chrysotile. I Believe it was around 15% asbestos But i'm not sure. It was all broken into small piece's. Before this exposure I have come into contact with asbestos around 15 times. This

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  • helen50835 2


    i worked with a student who was in hospital with pneumonia and thought i was ok 3 days later i began being ill was told it was a chest infection got amocicllion 500mg took them and perdnisolone steroids for 5 days was no better went to hospital as good friday was told had pneumonia was prescribed

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  • Geminione6374 1

    Waking up choking

    My boyfriend wakes up every night choking. It seems very serious like he can't breathe. If he can't go back to sleep, I'll make him sit up and he'll still occasionally cough, like every few moments. He says it started after he quit smoking 2 years ago. He feels like he's got something in his

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  • lily83278 2

    Panic and anxiety

    I'm lily , I'm 14 years old and for about a month now I have been having shortness of breath and feel like I can't breath and always taking big breaths it goes off and on again and I also always panic and feel like I have a disease of some kind when I reallydon't.I don't like closed spaces and I don'

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  • claire43684 1

    Chest tightness, I don't know what else to do

    Hi guys, my first time on here. I'll start from the beginning, I'm 29, blood pressure perfect, healthy etc but about 7 weeks ago, I had a sudden tightness across my chest, no pain just heavy.. I called 999 and they took me to hospital. I had an ecg which was fine, blood test and tribe teats and

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  • lauriemb20 1

    Coughing for over 2 months x ray showed bronchitis

    I have had a lingering cough since March 15, 2017. Been to to see the doctor 4 times.  I have been told it was GERD / acid reflux and I have been told it was bronchitis after my chest xray came back.  I have been on antibiotics and Prednisone twice. I was also given an albuterol inhaler and none of

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  • tw51063 1

    what is "mild pleural thickening"

    it's one of the comment in the report after chest x-ray of my body check. No other comment  I asked the doctor what it is , he did not answer me clearly and said it's OK. I asked him if I needed any treatment or prevention or anything I should do , he did not respond to me. I then looked up the

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  • cassandra98634 1

    Cough with no other symptoms....could this still be viral?

    I started coughing a few days ago. I think its getting worse. I don't have any other real symptoms besides a headache. I am not coughing anything up except a bit of clear mucus. It's worse at night. I just feel its uncommon to have a cough without having a cold first! I'm 25 and never had any

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  • holly75952 3

    waking up feeling unwell

    I've been waking up feeling generally unwell and with what feels like a temperature. I had surgery two weeks ago so am taking a number of painkillers but I'm not sure if they could be causing me to feel this way or if it is just an infection?

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  • john2018 2
  • di10012 1

    Coughing every few seconds

    Hi, Posting this question for my wife who has been suffering from continuos cough for few years now. Her cough is dry, loud and every 5- 10 seconds. When she sleeps there is not a single cough. Needless to say, it is driving us crazy (her particularly). Things done so far, tested for allergies

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  • mhairikellaway 1


    Hello, I have had a cough for about 2 years now and have been to the GP and hospital many a times but they  just give me some tablets that don't work or think i'm lying (one said it was a habit and basically told me I'm lying).  The cough is constant all day and most often i cough up mucus, I also

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  • belisa47267 1

    Chest discomfort after Bronchitis

    I had viral bronchitis back in February that I had gotten from my friends mother who had the infection. When I was sick I experienced a lot of chest pain and shortness of breathe. Since the initial infection I have taken two forms of antibiotics Azythromycin and Dozycycline. After the Bronchitis I

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  • yellowguy 1

    Feeling tired and shortness of breath all the time

    Hi, I am 20 years old from India having some weird issues with me which are affecting my life, so it all started when i was sleeping and suddenly I felt like i couldn't be able to breath like it stopped when i was sleeping i woke up and managed to catch my breath and then it happened again and then

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  • bunzer 1

    Shortness of breath and tiredness: what it is?

    Hi all, I have been suffering from shortness of breath for 1.5 years now, have done all the tests and still have no idea why this is happening, I'm a smoker so of course fearing the started kind of gradually and now have to take in a deep breath every couple seconds, sometimes it doesn't

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  • laska69 1
  • Livelife 4

    Am I ill or not?

    So after a weekend of drinking (not heavy did't get a hangover) when I got home yesterday I started feeling really hot, so I had the window open and I managed to stay cool then when I went up to my bed my room was freezing because I never have the heating on so I suddenly went over hot and cold and

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  • louise12570 2
  • john67062 1


    I got an odd story to share maybe some people have similar stories. I had some shortness of breathe which lead me to go to my doctors. I have somewhat of anxiety issue so I knew probably my shortness of breathe was just anxiety, but I still went ahead with the doctors to rid my mind of it. He

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  • tomyevsi 2

    AM I going crazy? it all started in august 2015

    have a story to think I am going crazy, hopefully not. So I will summarize this as best as a I can.. In august 2015 suddenly I had a few days of difficulty I couldn't take a deep breath and it was never satisfying. and as if the air is thick and dirty and doesn't

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  • Carrie cork 2

    Cough with 4 months

    Hi can anyone help me with this , I've a dry cough with 4 months it comes and goes , I also suffer from sinus , it's the cough is worryme , I've been to Drs on a few occasions, I've had antibiotics steroids and inhalers but no good , I had a chest X-ray Monday and I'm worried sick over it , I rang

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  • SteFFLY 2

    Wheezing, mucus and coughing

    Hello! 2 years ago i have catched a cold. I didn't treat it very well because after i got better, i had just only one symptom that remained, a cough. The cough persisted for 2 months or so. After several months, i catched again a very strong cold and the cough was back, much more tougher this time. Again,...

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  • daniel22607 2
  • BrendanM 1

    Anxiety - The Special Deep Breath (Anyone Else?)

    Hi guys, I am 21 (turning 22) year old Male. Quite in Normal shape I must say, I am 6 Ft tall and weigh around 98kg For the past 6 years (or so) I've been suffering from this thing people are saying is anxiety (which I've ended up accepting it to be)... The thing is, and is why I opened this

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