Feels Like my Lungs hurt

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Mia84
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/26/2008 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been short of breath the last 2 days. I get relief when I use my rescue inhaler but it soon comes back. I go through this every once and a while and it usually last for a few days. Last night I felt like my lungs hurt. I had this horrible ache in the upper part of my chest in my back and it was also in the front of my chest. I felt is shortly after I started feeling short of breath. I was not able to get to my rescue inhaler as soon as I felt short of breath. I work in the hospital and I had patients wanting meds and another patient that coded. So it was actually a few hrs before I got to my inhaler. It wasnt easy and I was breathing heavily. So idk if that had to do with the pain I was feeling. But I was wondering if anyone else had felt this before?
~Maria~
 
 
I was diagnosed with Asthma in Feb 2007. I was in a car accident in Oct '07 and now suffer from intercostal neuralgia in the left side of my back and ribs.
 
Allergies: Penicillin
 
Current Medications- Advair 250, Albuterol, Flexeril
 
Past Medications- Flovent 110 and Prednisone
 
 


ceebee
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Mia, Carry your inhaler in your pocket at work! Never be too far from it in an emergency.

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mia, it's time to go to your Doctor, hun!
tell your doctor everything that's happening,
it might just be you need a better longer lasting control medication, but
your doctor is the one you should seek help from...
Hope your feeling better soon...
soft hugz....
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 2/19/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Im personally shocked that you work in a hospital and don't have your inhaler in your scrubs. When I worked in the nursing home, mine was always in my scrubs or in my fanny pack. Always on me. Sometimes, ice or hot vapor can help open the air way too. You prob need a neb treatment. Dont know ifyou know but honey, you cant mess with asthma, it endangers your life. You can black out, which is due to lack of oxygen to the brain.

One time, I had a severe asthma attack, I knew I needed help. I got on the city bus blacking out, and got to ER. Barely. I walked into the doors, someone in scrubs asked if he could help me so I gave my inhaler, I dont remember anything else...I passed out. I woke up having a team around me, me in a wheelchair (I dont know how I got in it), oxygen in my nose, all vitals being done at once by different nurses and someone shaking me and trying to get me to wake up. Got rushed to a room where they already had respitory team waiting, and I was given a nebulizer right on spot. Then another nebulizer round, and another. After I fully came around, got off oxygen, I was told I was lucky I came in when I did, and that I would of died 30 minutes later with nothing they could do to save me. That is the next city bus over here. Yes, I would be dead if I had not caught that bus and waited. You work in the medical field, it is time you stop and take care of yourself. Sweety, dont make the mistake I did and waited. It almost cost me my life. Do you want to cut your life short? I sure hope not. How many ppl can you help if you cant help yourself? I'm lucky to know my presigns before I black out. God was watching me on that day. I sure hope God is watching over you, because one of these days you will not be able to get to your inhaler and you can black out for good unless you get in a habit of keeping inhaler with you at all possible times.

If that isnt enough, here's another time for me. I woke up choking to death. Called my doctor in middle of night, he said stop messing around call 911. I called 911, I could not speak a full sentence by then, and barely got my address out, was blacking out too. The fire department had to pop a screen in living room window (thank God I had left it open to get the cool air) and break in. I had to get a neb treatment and oxygen in my bed, because of how critical I was. Funny thing was, I never take my phone to bed. I just happened to bring my cell phone in and put it on the stand next to bed cuz I was thinking my bf might call (who worked graveyard). I was took to thehospital by ambulance, hospital gave me another treatment then discharged me in my pj's and no shoes with no purse or money. Got lucky again, saw a friend who gave me a lift home.

Please dont play with your asthma hon. It nearly cost me my life.
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D


SmurfyShadow
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/19/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
ps after that i started sleeping with my cell phone in arms length. i prefer life over death
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D

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