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Respiratory Symptoms and Disorders

Also known as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Asbestos Lung Disease, Breathing Difficulties, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis - Acute, Chest Infection, Common Cold, Cough, Croup, Cystic Fibrosis, Epiglottitis, Kartageners Syndrome, LRTI, Pleurisy/Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, URTI

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    Chest/breast pain

    Got suddenly sick Thursday and had projectile vomiting very suddenly and I leaned over fast at edge of sink trying to catch it and hold it til I could get to the trashcan and ultimately the toilet. But when it shot out and I leaned over I had the most God awful intense sharp pain between and behind...

  • Breathless in the shower

    This is especially bad if I wash my hair. Today I felt like I might black out so got out carefully and lay down. I am 73 years old and have a number of health issues. This seems unrelated though! I have ringing in my ears and a headache which is strange as I do not usually get headaches. Can anyone related...

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    When to worry about a persistent cough

    Dr Sarah Jarvis has written a feature: When to worry about a persistent cough. https://patient.info/health/cough-leaflet/features/when-to-worry-about-a-persistent-cough "Coughs lasting under three weeks are most commonly down to viral infections, but when should you seek medical help?"...

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  • Breathing difficulties out of the blue since Sunday

    Woke up Sunday morning to feeling slightly tight across my chest, with a sort of 'catch' in the back of my throat. I've had it before and put it down to having high blood pressure (which I do). At that time, I hadn't taken my meds for 2 days. So I took one and my breathing improved. The...

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  • 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...

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  • Cold or something more? Off/on low grade fever, dry cough

    I'm 38 years old, relatively healthy. This past Tuesday I started feeling unwell and dizzy. My temp is normally in the 97's, it was 99.4. Since then I've had an off/on low grade fever for almost 6 days. No other real symptoms aside from a dry cough and a slightly sore throat. I have been...

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  • Chest/breast pain

    Got suddenly sick Thursday and had projectile vomiting very suddenly and I leaned over fast at edge of sink trying to catch it and hold it til I could get to the trashcan and ultimately the toilet. But when it shot out and I leaned over I had the most God awful intense sharp pain between and behind...

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  • I feel like I can't take a deep breath

    I have been trying to figure this issue out for 3 years. It feels like I physically can't take a deep breath, all the time - 24/7, no matter what I am doing. This issue started when I turned 19, my sophomore year in college. I have had a chest x-ray, an EKG, an ECHO. I have had my hormones and thyroid...

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  • Breathless in the shower

    This is especially bad if I wash my hair. Today I felt like I might black out so got out carefully and lay down. I am 73 years old and have a number of health issues. This seems unrelated though! I have ringing in my ears and a headache which is strange as I do not usually get headaches. Can anyone related...

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  • Air hunger all the time!

    Im going to try to make this short, august 2017 I had my first panic attack and everything went downhill from that point on. My anxiety has gotten much better but since that episode I have been left with this air hunger feeling that happens all day every minute of everyday. The only time I dont feel...

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  • Mystery URTI Infection? Withdrawals?

    I had a chest infection back in may and was given oral anti-biotics, since then I've had on and off chest pain but in the last 2 weeks it has gotten significantly worse. I went to hospital with sharp stabbing pain under the ribs(lungs) and blurry visions as well as feeling very dizzy almost blacking...

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  • Cough for 7 weeks, soon taking 8 trips on a plane

    I've had a cough for 7 weeks that hasn't got better with cough medications. I was advised by my GP 6 weeks ago not to take over the counter cough medications (cough syrup) as it increases the heart rate, due to my heart rate being 114 and me now on beta blockers. Advised me to take only paracetamol....

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  • Breathing/throat problem

    Hi guys, I’ve had some trouble for a while now, it started off as a feeling like I had mucus stuck in my throat and I’d need to clear it all the time, it became a bit of a habit clearing my throat all the time, but the feeling of mucus wouldn’t go away, then I started getting a feeling like a numb throat...

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  • What is this?

    Ive been sick for some days, probably a cold. But I smoke maybe 4 sigs a day. Today after the whole night I coughed up this tar: https://pasteboard.co/HqalKyi.jpg Kinda a bit red and black. Also very orange like color. Can it be bronchitis? Or justmr being sick. It been going on for some days but...

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  • Strange sensation / tightness in chest and upper throat

    I'm hoping for some help please..I 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...

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  • Are all cough medicines the same?

    I've had a cough for the last few weeks now and have passed it on to my other half.  Can someone tell me if all cough medicines are the same or are the likes of benalyn syrups better than asda's own? ... it's expensive being ill !

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  • Night sweats and sore throat

    Hi, I’ve had night sweats for the last 4 nights in a row which has coincided with me feeling fatigued at times and a very sore throat. Went to doctor and been on anti biotics since then and sore throat is subsiding a little bit but still lingers. Only thing I’m annoyed about is that the night sweats...

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  • Chronic hives for a year and now persistent coughing attacks

    My wife suffered with chronic hives for about a year without a clear diagnosis. At times she would suffer from allergic type reactions including throat closing and angiodema. Currently the hives have go e into remission but over the past 3 months she has suffered from a cough that now consists of thick...

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  • 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...

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  • Shortness of breath, back pains

    Hi there. I’ve been feeling really sick for more than 7 months now. Started on nov 2017, had my urgent care visit on dec, did some tests (blood test, x-ray, ecg), all cleared. Didn’t give me any med and said it’s just viral. I insisted for med because pain is excruciating. So i was told to take tylenol....

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  • Cant take full breath

    Hi there any help would be very appreciated!!! So for the past few months i have had some trouble breathing my family Dr. Had given me an inhaler and was unsuccessful. In total i have tried 4 the blue the orange the purple and the white powder one. None have given relief... I cant full my lungs completley...

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  • I feel like I'm breathing something foul

    I've been living in my parents home for 7 years now. I started sleeping downstairs in the den last summer of 2017 to be near my 87 year old mother. Their house was dusty but I've been cleaning it. Oof. February 2018 I started having problems sleeping. I felt I was inhaling something foul....

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  • Unable to breathe without coughing due to tickle in throat

    On Christmas Day, I ran a high fever, and was coughing with a sore throat. The sore throat lasted a few days, progressing onto me losing my voice (which has never happened previously), now to just having a runny nose sometimes, and a tickle in my throat almost every night (this has been happening on...

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  • Pneumonia

    I have just had a bad bout of pneumonia. Bacterial it took 6 weeks to clear I am now coughing up dark blood which look like blood clots. Have had a dimer test which was negative. Is this normal after a bout of pneumonia? Any reply would be of great help.

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  • Chronic Cough that comes and goes mysteriously.

    I have been dealing with a chronic cough that comes and last 2-3 months sometimes twice a year at random times. Has no set pattern. It is very severe. Have been to my GP, an allergist , ENT and pulmonary specialist. Used inhalers, nasal sprays , cough suppressants, antibiotics. The list goes on and on....

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  • Chronic chest infections and pneumonia for over a year

    Hello, Bit of background i'm 31 and fairly healthy with an active lifestyle, not a smoker with no chronic lung problems like asthma. I did grow up around a lot of second hand smoke and I work with dogs if that is in anyway relevant?  About a year ago I got a nasty case of pneumonia that really...

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  • Could this be a cold or something else?

    Just a bit of backstory: a few months ago I had this issue where it felt like my throat was partially closed. I felt like my throat was only around 40% open. It was pretty worrying and just randomly came on out of nowhere. It gradually got better throughout the afternoon and went away. Now, the last...

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  • Lingering cough from chest infection

    Hi. Early May I had a sinus infection, got that sorted, a week later felt rotten thought it was having been on antibiotics- back to GP & was put on 3 days steroids & 7 days of Another antibiotic, while taking 2nd course my anxiety kicked off etc.,  I was back to GP was offered more tablets...

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  • Deep breathing, yawning and anxiety

    I have the same issues. I have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 15 and now I am 34. About 6 months ago they became huge. I was having 2 maybe 3 a day. The relief that i felt when they were over was like winning the lottery me. The doctor put me on meds for the attacks and they have...

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  • Mysterious chronic shortness of breath

    I will try to make this as short as possible, but this has been going on for over 5 years, so it might be farily long.  Beginning in summer of 2012, I began having shortness of breath (SOB) with no other symptoms. I felt a constant need to yawn, and every few breaths wouldn't satisfy the SOB....

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  • Horribe sinus infection/flu but brown vaginal discharge on depo!?

    Hi,I have been on depo for about nine months,this past week I have gotten a bad flu/ sinus infection,tonight I noticed some brown stuff on my knickers,I was sweating earlier in the day from cleaning,also I have been coughing so hard sometimes I pee a little (sorry lol) I'm 21 and havnt had a period...

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  • Collapsed lung

    I have been diagnosed with a collapsed lung. Only partially collapsed. Had a bronchoscopy and my lungs were clear even though I have COPD. I questioned my doctor about going on holiday abroad and if there is any risk with flying. He advised against it but to ask the Specialist. Bearing in mind my condition...

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