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Breathless When I Go To Take A Shower
What are the best non addictive medications for chronic anxiety- i take Xanax (alprazolam) and my breathlessness doesn't go completely away but gets much better?
You probably need an ssri[selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] medication
as well as adjustment of the xanax (alprazolam) first. Once the symptoms are controlled then perhaps the xanax (alprazolam) can be tapered off. Also enter into a course of psychotherapy since in the long run this may help you do without the medication totally. ...Read more
COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take. ?
See below: I would recommend having a follow up with your pulmonologist. You are on good medications. However, if you are having a flare up, you may need more acute treatment. If you are not, then you may need other testing done, such as an ECHO or maybe try pulmonary rehab. I would be happy to discuss further if you need more information. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Worrying to take viagara as I have read it could be fatal I got breathlessness on exertion due to acid reflux plz help?
Way too little info: ...and you really haven't asked a question. If you read something on the Internet that worries you about a medicine you're taking, it's best to ask your doctor in person. Nearly every concern my patients bring to me after reading the Internet can be explained as completely irrelevant to their particular situation. Use the Internet to get the questions to ask your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more
While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?
Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw i have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why?
Your symptoms warrant a further workup which may include an EKG, Cardiac Echo and 6 walk test. Your PFTs should include a total lung volumes and DLCO.
If you have trouble swallowing a swallowing study with speech therapy can be performed, you may be aspirating.
Other screening tests include an autoimmune workup. ...Read more
Doctor prescribed me hetrazan 100 for 21 days. I am asthmatic . can I take cipla seroflo 250 with hetrazan 100 as I m feeling breathlessness today?
Sometimes i feel breathlessness when i go in closed surroundings where others react normally. Is it a disease?
Claustrophobia: Is a real condition & can be treated. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Breathless: If you want to feel what its like get a straw and try to breath through it while pinching your nose shut. That will simulate extreme respiratory difficulty for you. ...Read more
Eating: See a doctor for evaluation you should not have loc with eating. ...Read more
No: Generally when people catch a common cold they do not have breathlessness! If you have underlying asthma or another underlying illness then you may have some breathlessness. You should probably ask your doctor for a spirometry test to evaluate your lung function if you are having breathlessness with colds. ...Read more
Short of breath: Lots of potential causes. Just swallowing too much air can cause distension in your abdomen(bloating)and that can be associated with breathlessness from interfering with diaphragmatic motion. Having said that something else could be wrong, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Lack oxyen: Lack of oxygen causes pain in any muscle when oxygen demand out strips suply . In the legs its called cludication. As for the shortness of breath it can be due to the dysfunction of the left ventricle due to poor oxygen suply. Much like an engine sputters if the fuel line is clogged. Along with heart failure pain and anxiety can also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more
Yes with some work: You might also want to work with a psychologist to understand what triggers the anxiety in the first place. In addition, learning skills like mindfulness, yoga, breathing, etc. (your therapist can help you with this) and incorporating these skills into you daily routine could help prevent the anxiety. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
Work with your: Breathing. F you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Short of breath: Either by performing an exercise treadmill , 6 minute walk or a cardiopulmonary test . Very commonly deconditioning or lack of exercise play a big roll. ...Read more
Normal no common yes: Anxiety is a disorder. Common, yet a disorder nevertheless. So it is not a healthy state or a condition of "normalcy". What is very common is hyperventilation, trouble catching your breath etc. Many people describe breathing changes as part of their anxiety "attacks". If anxiety is disabling normal activity most days, seek counsel with a mental health professional. Good luck! ...Read more
You read a paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10923655 some people were put in a color pet scanner and were made to hold their breath. The signal from the insular cortex changed, as it does from other uncomfortable things. The results were published in an obscure journal. This is not cutting-edge science or surprising, though i'm glad someone does studies like this. ...Read more
I do not : Know why, but you should be concerned. See your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
You betcha: People who are severely short of breath can't talk. ...Read more
Short of breath: If you are very short of breath, you work so hard getting air in and out that vocalizing is difficult. ...Read more
Hi gud mrng,
what is the reason for breathlessness just after the sex?I have not experienced it before.Iam 26yrs old
Short of breath: It could mean you had a good time...But there could be heart or lung problems, a doctor can examine and see. ...Read more
A month ago i was informed i had no iron left in my body, how can this happen when I have been taking iron. Have also experienced breathlessness.
Not online: The causes vary from lung issues to heart issues to blood issues and more. Without reviewing your history, doing an exam and testing as needed there is no way to ake that determination. I suggest you schedule a visit and have it evaluated. It may be something easily fixed or something life changing. ...Read more
Please get exam!: Having trouble breathing or feeling like you cannot get enough air to breathe is a potentially serious symptom - and it can be caused by problems in the lungs or heart - or both. It can also be caused by anemia or kidney disease. Don't wait. Breathing is non-negotiable. Find out what's causing your symptoms and get the condition treated. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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