A 61-year-old female asked:

It feels like there is a band around my chest, fuzzy. like i dont get enough air unless i breathe intentionally deep. not coughing no sore throat. no feel lung pain when i breathe deep. heart rythm ok (barlows syndrome) exhaused, dull head ache?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Cardiac evaluation: Cardiac disease, angina and pulmonary hypertension should be excluded. COVID 19 or past COVID 19 should be considered. Please see a physician right away to determine whether you require a hospital stay. A baseline EKG 12 lead and pulse oximetry is recommended. Past COVID 19 infection may increase the risk for heart disease, and acute COVID 19 may present in variable ways, but most cases/fever.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Cold, common: If you had your flu shot not likely that. Been hunkered down? Not likely COVID-19. Not hunkered down or masked? Check local guidelines for testing. Otherwise most likely common cold. No flu shot maybe flu Depends on what is going around in your part of the world? Check with local health care folks.
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