Chest cold shortness of breath

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I have had a sensation of pressure/shortness of breath in my chest for several years now. Sometimes it's very intense and other times less so. It's worse in the evenings and when lying down. Sometimes exercise (especially in cold dry air or after walking up a flight of stairs) can make it worse, but other times not. I'll very rarely have a small area of pulsing pain on either the right or left side of my sternum and am not sure if this could be costochondritis.
For about 2 weeks now I have been experiencing shortness of breath. Deep in my trachea (about mid way) it feels as if I had just taken a big breath of cold air. Sometimes when I'm walking it will feel like my breathing experiences a "drop" feeling which makes me want to take a deep breath. These experiences have been increasing as each day passes. Some light-headedness has started today. I'm not sure what this is or if these symptoms are serious and I should be seeking medical help.
I for the past month or so have been having spouts of shortness of breath everyday. It shows up while doing light usual activities as well as just doing nothing. The past couple of days I have started to have chest tightening. I feel worn down and tired. I also have a slight cold or allergies not for sure which one, just runny nose and mucus. My husband started tripping last night when I guess I went to sit back and sit back up, and didn't know I did it.
Milk of Magnesia + 1 capful Miralax for constipation)and Florastor. About 5 weeks ago, began having shortness of breath (during cold period). This was not unusual as my asthma has difficulty during cold temps and my allergies have problems due to dust allergies and mold. Was told to increase inhaler to 2 puffs/2x day by general doctor. Did not seem to help. Continued feeling short of breath at rest and when walking around.
However, about 3 weeks ago I began experiencing periodic bouts of shortness of breath, possible irregular heart beats, and a tightness in my upper chest. As far as I know, I didn't change anything about my normal routine except to add 1,000 IUs of Vitamin D and added Darjeeling or Ceylon teas ito my usual green or more common black tea varieties.
2 days ago and he put me on another round of the Zithromiacin. This latest episode of bronchitis has an added component, shortness of breath. I have experienced this at other times when I've had bronchitis, but yesterday and today I am only able to take very shallow inhalations and expirations. My cough is usually triggered and it hurts my chest to breath. My muscles in my chest and back became so tense last night that I decided to soak in a warm bath.
I had a cold or virus, including laryngitis, followed by being out of breath and having an aching chest when I try to read to my children at bed. I get a slight fever (under 100) every afternoon for several weeks now and cannot walk across the room without getting out of breath. I am a runner, never smoked at all, and normally very fit. At first they said it was allergies and put me on advair, then when I got worse, said it was bronchitis and gave me antibiotics and an albuterol inhaler.
I've been having shortness of breath for a few years. I live in a damp, cold area surrounded by lots of trees. I've been going to an asthma specialist, but he doesn't seem to think I have this condition. My breath test results are 52-65 with 89 being normal. I am not allergic to anything. Latley, I've been getting mild tightness in my upper chest. When this happens I always get a block nose. This condition has been comingf and going for a few years now.
I took my blood pressure, it read 101/59 at the time of the cold sweat. I was scared and didn't go the ER because of no chest pain. I am still alive up to now, shold I go tthe ER and chevck to see if there was heart damage or was this a panic/anxiety attack ?
) A lot of the symptoms that go along with vdd mimic other conditions, including the shortness of breath/chest pain and pressure, arthritis....you will also find that a great many, if not most, ppl with vdd have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I think that vdd actually IS undiagnosed vdd, myself. I second 9na and phyllis regarding sticking with this! It not only takes allot of time, but also can feel just as bad maybe worse before it feels better.
Could shortness of breath due to anxiety last all day everyday? How severe could the shortness of breath be?
i realize this is a common and usually harmless issue so i really havent paid any attention to them. but over the last few months i have started experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath when running (something that ive been doing for the last few years with no problem). also, ive woken up in the middle of the night a few times in the past few weeks having shortness of breath which seems to be a bit better when i sit up or prop up with pillows.
I also looked up the syptoms of an allergy to the formaldehyde found in carpet and the short term effects are flu like symptoms, and the long term effects are shortness of breath, chest pains or tightness, cough and weezing!! It all fits! I sure hope this is it because I want to get better before allergy season starts back up!!
Usually the only time I need it is when I am ill with a cold. Lately, I have noticed alot of shortness of breath but I can't tell if it's my asthma, anxiety or a combination of both. I went to the ER last week because I felt like I couldn't get a deep breath. I also felt like I was going to pass out. I took two puffs of my albuterol but I panicked and went to the ER. They did a chest X-ray, EKG and a blood test to rule out blood clots. They said I was having a panic attack.
The overwhelming majority of people with asthma do wheeze. This raises the question of whether there is a cause for your shortness of breath, other than asthma. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) that include an inspiratory flow volume loop could help answer this question. PFTs done before and after inhaling a bronchodilator drug can identify asthma.
At the time I had PFT test done becuase I was experiencing anxiety and vague shortness of breath (in the morning waking up). The PFT results were normal and above predicted at that time. However in the past 6 months or so I have developed a mild cough in the early morning. 2 weeks ago during the day I felt short of breath and and had a deep cough for 2 days (no fever or cold symtoms). Also I was more winded that usual during my workouts.
Yes Lynnsee I've had a few panic attacks but usually it's the heart pounding feeling I get this shortness of breath was new to me you could say. But I'm doing better of course I took my meds so that helped too. Stress has slowly gotten to me and we'll like you said I have to relax. Though its much easier said then done.
My guess is that you probably had some underlying anxiety about the move, and as it started presenting itself in the form of shortness of breath, your anxiety quickly worsened. I think you should seek out some therapy, and start working toward learning how to try to dismiss those "what if" thoughts. Also, distraction is HUGELY helpful in the management of anxiety.
Shortness of breath is the result of any one of dozens of diseases of the heart or lungs. If you really "feel great" when you wake up and, if that means that you have no shortness of breath in the early morning, at rest or with exertion, it is highly likely that your problem is related to your activities and exposures during the day; activities and/or exposures that could worsen asthma. That would be the most likely scenario. Unfortunately, anxiety could be another cause. Sorry.
I have shortness of breath maybe 2-5 times a day. My walls in the house are plaster so it cant be mold. Dogs stay outside. I feel it happens most of night when im on my bed doing homework or on the computer. It kicks in anxiety and then i get nervous and it makes it worse. My heart usually beats really weird skipping beats going way to fast then really slow. I was taking Phentramene as a diet pill one day in the morning and went to work and was falling asleep.
Generally surgery is considered for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) only when medications have not helped. GERD is a most unlikely cause of shortness of breath. When GERD is associated with aspiration it can lead to tightening of the airways in the lungs, also called bronchospasm. This could result in shortness of breath. You should be seen a pulmonologist to have your lung function and shortness of breath assessed.
I have had since cutting down my pills a constant pain in my chest and the constant feeling of shortness of breath is horrible. I know its psychological but that doesnt help whilst in the throes of one of these attacks and if an attack really takes hold of me I get tongue rolling and twitching which can go on for days. Breathing into a paper bag does nothing for me. What a relief to find this forum.
i've been having really bad chest pains and shortness of breath.i've had an echo and it came back normal. then i had a heart carth done an it came back normal for no blockages but still having really bad chest pains?
2 weeks after I went to the doctor I started feeling pressure on my chest and still had shortness of breath. I went to the emergency room and they said I had bronchitis so they prescribed Zithromax. It helped tremendously, but I still have shortness of breath. I had seen 2 doctors w/in 2 weeks and still had SOB, so that's when I took it amongst myself and made an appointment with a respiratory specialist. I went and they did and EKG, breathing test, and ling x-ray.
It all depends on if you doctors think you need a catheterization. Other problems like blood clots going to your lung can also cause shortness of breath and chest symptoms. If you are not moving around a lot or have other risk factors for blood clots, a CT scan or V/Q scan can help evaluate this possibility. Regarding the "70 yr. old man have a stress test one day, this cardiologist tells him it's ok. That night he dies from a heart attack.
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