Posted 11/12/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -6)
Hello and I am sorry to read of your problems. Just a thought and remember I am not a Dr. but did anyone mention the possibility of having a pleural effusion?
Pleural effusion, sometimes referred to as “water on the lungs,” is the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. The pleura are thin membranes that line the lungs and the inside of the chest cavity and act to lubricate and facilitate breathing. Normally, a small amount of fluid is present in the pleura.
The seriousness of the condition depends on the primary cause of pleural effusion, whether breathing is affected, and whether it can be treated effectively. Causes of pleural effusion that can be effectively treated or controlled include an infection due to a virus, pneumonia or heart failure.
Symptoms of pleural effusion include:
- Chest pain
- Dry, nonproductive cough
- Dyspnea (shortness of breath, or difficult, labored breathing)
- Orthopnea (the inability to breathe easily unless the person is sitting up straight or standing erect)
You mentioned your cough is productive - however your on medication for a respiratory infection. I agree with SS, you need to get to the bottom of your problem. Your anxiety is bound to be elevated with all you have going on.
Remember to be your own best advocate.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."