Shortness of breath

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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone ever get this when you're not having a p/a?

Btw-yes I do have reg check-ups,and consider myself fairly healthy... so far so good.

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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I have this almost every day not just with PA but with the health anxieties I have, I say to myself breath in breath out drives me crazy but it will go away again when something else comes along to take it's place, I also have a bad habit of blowing on things to see if I can make them move lol sounds so crazy but I figure if I can make that curtain move then I am breathing, i blow at my husband he just says now YES I can feel it, I feel so stupid doing these things.
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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, the reason I ask is b/c I had a hyster back in June. I had an epi(spinal tap/anest) but then the last 10 minutes they put me completely under. They avoided doing general anesthesia b/c I had a slight cold at the time. For a few months after that I could still feel fluid in my lungs when I breathed, it went away, but came back and is back sporadically. Sometimes I notice it once a month, with a few breaths(but then afetr a few deep breaths i no longer feel it) sometimes once a week. This morning I still feel it after a few repetitive breaths and it's kinda worrying me. I have no cough with it at all, so not like I can cough it up.

Anyway, I used to get shortness of breath before this,and had chest xrays, everything was fine. My mistake was googling fluid in the lungs and I got a crud load of lung cancer pop ups, and of course that and the shortnes of breath(which i had before, and everything checked out fine) so that combined...

More of a rattling feeling than anything else

Anyway I don't smoke and am not near smoke so statistaclly my chances are slim...still worrisome.

I know i know make a dr. apt lol!

ETA-now it's gone again. Strange.

Post Edited (I_willconquer) : 1/18/2007 7:38:32 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/18/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
i have this everyday. i don't know if it is anxiety cause it's been going on for years and my lower left pelvis is swollen/lopsided. It's been 6 years. i also have stomach pain and have to push on my abdomen to get a good breath.

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   Posted 1/18/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I suffer from that - I was actually diagnosed with asthma but I was a bit dubious after a while and decided to stop all my asthma meds to see what would happen (by the way NEVER STOP MEDS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR DOC FIRST , I didn't but I rarely take my own advise nono ) anyway.....nothing happened , it was panic not asthma.
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   Posted 1/18/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I get this when I'm really anxious.  I feel like my throat has clsed over and I'm going to pass out.  I just try and focus my attention elsewhere or If it's really bad I take a low dose of Valium.  It's still always good to check with your doc tho...(and stay away from medical websites!!!!) lol

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   Posted 1/18/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, almost every day. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest and I can't get a full breath. It's worse when I'm anxious and panicy but it's always there. It isn't much fun.

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