tight chest feeling and alot of dry coughing

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james from missouri
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   Posted 5/29/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
its getting really annoying, for the past 2 weeks i've been weezing and having dry cough spells, they have gotten worse. i only sleep around 4 or 5 hrs a night, but usually when i lay down on my back the coughing goes away, but when i get up and move around it gets worse and all day yesterday it felt like someone was standing on my chest all day. i get a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath, went to the er and they prescribed predisone to me, which i've taken for 3 days, but it seems not to be working. Chest x ray came back fine, and my oxygen levels where at 100% at the time of the visit.

i've really never had any breathing problems before, but i have recently moved to a different town, and now have to deal with 6 animals when i was only around 1 all day. not sure whats going on, but i don't have any sore throat or major sinus issues. just a hard dry cough with nothing coming up. it literally sounds like i'm dying.. i've had alot of stress and anxiety lately since i moved and the job doesn't calm me down either. i just feel so bad and i feel the docs don't understand how bad it is (maybe until i'm laying down dead). shakehead

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   Posted 5/29/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you seen a pulmonologist yet to rule out asthma?
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   Posted 5/29/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

I've seen you post in the Lyme forum - you might want to ask your question there, too. I think Lyme can do some strange things to the nerves that may be causing these sensations and cough. I agree you should also go to a pulmonologist to be evaluated for Asthma, but also keep in mind the strange things Lyme can do to a person.

Good luck,
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james from missouri
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   Posted 5/29/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
^^^thanks

i'm thinking it could be combined. but who really knows until i see the right doc. i can say cough drops do help temperately. on doxy right now for 21 days at 2 times a day. not a side effect of that since i started doxy after the coughing. just really odd since i don't smoke (never have) and never been allergic to anything before..

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   Posted 5/31/2009 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyme can cause a person to develop allergies, and not all Asthma is allergic. Good luck,
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Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


Hara
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had a dry hacking cough and a stuffy nose and/or runny nose for about 23 days. This pollen season has kicked up my asthma and my chest feels tight to. I am so ready for this stuff to leave. I would really like to wear my C-Pap mask and use my machine.....
 
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a bad years for allergies since there has been so much rain.......
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Hara
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   Posted 6/4/2009 1:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I really wish it would rain here then I can get some relief from my allergies....gurrrr smhair
 
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