Posted 2/5/2013 2:37 PM (GMT -6)
Here we go with another bout of anxiety, a nice strong one too. Right now I have this bubbly vibration feeling when I take a breath in, especially a deep breath, but once I take the deep breath it will clear the bubbly sensation for awhile, it all started back in July of 2012, I got bronchitis or bronchial pneumonia, lasted for a good 10-12 weeks and finished with a nice case of laryngitis.
After getting over the worst of the bronchitis, about 2 weeks later I get laryngitis, the doctors prescribe me steroids and antibiotics to get over it, about a week into this, I notice a bubbling feeling when I breathed in but once I took a deep breath it would clear, I would try to lay on my other side, and it would eventually feel like a vibration on that side too, especially when I would wake up in the morning, it-scared-the-hell-out-of-me, of course like any good health anxiety pro, I went to the ER for sure this time, that I now have a heart condition and my lungs are filling with fluid, they did x-rays, listened to my heart and assured me that it wasn't fluid on the lungs, this happened probably 3-4 times and I even had a doctor who was really short with me and basically said I was nuts and or imaging these things since nobody could ever hear them with a stethoscope, but I explained it only happens when I lay down or haven't taken a good deep breath in awhile, so I would try to make it happen to no avail, anyway, I got them to send me to a pulmonary specialist!
Once I got into the specialist and met her, she seemed like she really knew her stuff, after explaining what was going on she seemed to know what it was right away but wanted to listen to my lungs and such, and right away she explained it was residual from the bronchitis, she sees it all the time and its very common, she went on to explain that when you cough the lungs can get irritated from the constant bumping around basically and they get inflamed and you can get a bit of blood etc. in there but its really the lungs kind of scraping along something, is how she explained it, gave me some meds and told me it would take some time but they would heal, come back and see me in 6 weeks, so I did and it was still there but not as bad, she said great come back in see me at the end of November, by the time November came around, it was all pretty much gone and I hadn't really noticed it until I went on a road trip this past weekend to see my in-laws, on the way there my anxiety kicked up a good notch for some reason, then I had a few coughs but nothing really much, and of course, here come those vibration bubble things again, which didn't help when my father in-law started to tell me how his lungs had filled with water a few months ago and he could feel it bubble when he laid down in bed, only in his right lung he said, and at the bottom, couldn't breathe when he laid down and felt pain in the side of his lungs, which I also notice discomfort, so he went to his doctor who also couldn't hear anything when listening to the lungs, but saw the water either through xray or ct scan, which he had to get removed, this sent me into an anxiety overload!
Now I'm fearing the worst again, I would think that by now being February 2013 my lungs would have healed up from the bronchitis and not be doing this bubbly vibration thing anymore, but noooo it's here and bubbling pretty often, now I'm having trouble sleeping and having super high anxiety spells when trying to go to bed to the point that I have to get up and watch tv to try and keep my mind off of things, I don't know what to do, but I feel like they have missed something, or that something more serious is wrong, has anyone else experienced this or know about it?
Need all the help I can get right now.