Top
30
Doctor insights on: Cant Breathe Feeling

Share
1

1
I am so congested sneezing drowsy and cant breathe thru my nose specially today is windy what can I do sucks feeling this way?

I am so congested sneezing drowsy and cant breathe thru my nose specially today is windy what can I do sucks feeling this way?

Nasal Allergies.: Nasal congestion can be miserable. You can take an antihistamine, Claritin or Zyrtec, You can add a nasal steroid, now over the counter in the States, Fluticasone or Nasacort (triamcinolone). Don't stop for at least two weeks or more. It may take that long to get the full effect. There are other medications your doctor can prescribe. Don't use decongestant sprays for more than 3 days. They will make it worse. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
1,285 Doctors shared insights

Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


2

2
Been feeling dizzy and feel cant breathe every now and then since yesterday, pain in right arm comes and goes, blood pressure 107/77.

Been feeling dizzy and feel cant breathe every now and then since yesterday, pain in right arm comes and goes, blood pressure 107/77.

Probably not cardiac: Coronary disease is very rare in women of your age group. Heart pain is usually felt on the left side of the chest. Your blood pressure is normal and probably not causing your dizziness.
To investigate other causes you will need to see your primary care doctor ...Read more

3

3
Hi! I'm a 31 year old female. Don't have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Hi! I'm a 31 year old female. Don't have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Scoliosis problem: Depending on what degree of curvature you have in your spine you may have a real restriction on the amount that you can physically expand your lungs. At your age your growing any bigger but some of your spinal vertebrae may be starting to loose Ca and get smaller. An X-Ray should answer that. Also, serial pulmonary function tests to follow your breathing function. ...Read more

4

4
Cant breathe durin exercise and lungs hurt after. Feeling of not getting enough air but oxygen is perfect. No deep breaths n throat+chest hurts if try?

Cant breathe durin exercise and lungs hurt after. Feeling of not getting enough air but oxygen is perfect. No deep breaths n throat+chest hurts if try?

Build up: Start slowly. Start by walking from short to longer distances, from slower to faster pace, then you can start with more rigorous exercises. Even athletes start that way. Try to warm up first then do things, and cool down. ...Read more

6

6
What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when I breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.

What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when I breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.

U have history of: Panic attack and this symptom could be part of anxiety and panic attack. I presume u already had some heart and GI work up. Get reassurance from ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/heart-disease/features/12-possible-heart-symptoms-never-to-ignore. ...Read more

7

7
Came down with heavy congestion, feeling a headache, and throat ache - difficulty breathing, breath sounds wheezy.

Came down with heavy congestion, feeling a headache, and throat ache - difficulty breathing, breath sounds wheezy.

OneFluOverTheCuckoo: I just got over what you have and it SUCKS. If you haven't gotten the flu vaccine, or, really even if you have, you have a flu-like syndrome that can be just as sucky. My guess is that the worst will be over in 4-5 days but you'll have a lingering cough for another week or two. You need rest, fluids, aspirin or Motrin.Whatever you get over-the-counter is up to you. But if you get really bad see a doctor! ...Read more

9

9
I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), panic attack, difficulty breathing, nausea (severity: moderate), shortness of breath, rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress), difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psycho

I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), panic attack, difficulty breathing, nausea (severity: moderate), shortness of breath, rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress), difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psycho

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doctor first to rule out medical. ...Read more

10

10
I am experiencing difficulty breathing, sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, ?

I am experiencing difficulty breathing, sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, ?

Needs to be checked: With symptoms of shortness of breath or difficulty in brething I strongly advice you to go to the nearesr Emergency Dpartment of the nearest hospital and get checked by a doctor. Or call your doctor if he makes a house call. Meanwhile relax and calm down as anxiety can make your symptoms worse. Drink room temperature water if tea or coffe make it worse ...Read more

11

11
I cant breathe at night what can I use to help me out?

I cant breathe at night what can I use to help me out?

Breathing: It depends on why you are having trouble breathing! If you have trouble breathing while sleeping or laying flat you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. If your symptoms are associated with cough or wheezing you may be having a form of gastritis or asthma. ...Read more

13

13
I have bloating stomachache, and palpitations and lightheaded and cant breathe?

I have bloating stomachache, and palpitations and lightheaded and cant breathe?

Panic attack: It sound like you may be having a panic attack. Although bloating is not typical of panic attacks abdominal discomfort may serve as a precipitant for attacks. The palpitations and lightheartedness are due to hyperventilation. Would seek treatment at a local ER if your symptoms persist. Benzodiazepenes may help abort the attack. ...Read more

14

14
Cant breathe fully and do know what it is. Could it be asthma or something else wrong?

Cant breathe fully and do know what it is. Could it be asthma or something else wrong?

See a physician: The best pulmonologist in the world cannot diagnose your problem from a description on the internet. But a practicing physician who examines you can. Please see your doctor very soon and describe your symptoms. In a very short time appropriate tests and physical examination will reveal whether the problem is respiratory, heart, chest wall, digestive or anxiety. ...Read more

15

15
My BP was high and twice today I felt like I cant breathe, pressure in the middle if my chest like a huge person was on top of me?

My BP was high and twice today I felt like I cant breathe, pressure in the middle if my chest like a huge person was on top of me?

Chest Pressure: Without further insight to your specific physical condition or risk factors, these symptoms sound concerning. Chest pressure can be caused by multiple problems. Asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, anxiety, and costochondritis can be some non-emergent causes. These symptoms should be addressed by your health care provider immediately. ...Read more

18

18
What is it when you feel you need to go to the bathroom and then you get lightheaded and feel like you cant breathe?

What is it when you feel you need to go to the bathroom and then you get lightheaded and feel like you cant breathe?

Autonomic: Urination and bowel movements are autonomic events in the nervous system, and can be associated with blood pressure changes in some people. Passing out with either is seen in rare people (e.g. micturition syncope). Need autonomic evaluation. Treatment depends on cause, extent, and other illnesses. ...Read more

19

19
I cant breathe. My parents won't take me to doctor. What do I do?

I cant breathe. My parents won't take me to doctor. What do I do?

911: Ask them to take you to a community clinic or free clinic. Ask them to buy Bronchosol inhaler over-the-counter which is epinephrine and used for asthma, if you are wheezing and have a family history or past history of it.

Tell them you will call 911 if not taken to urgent care.
Call 911 if you are very short of breath. Why won't they take you to a doctor? ...Read more

20

20
There's pain in my right shoulder blade area. I cant breathe properly. What can I do about it?

There's pain in my right shoulder blade area. I cant breathe properly. What can I do about it?

There are many: Possible causes of the symptoms you are experiencing and some of them are very serious, however this cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to go to a health care facility as soon as possible and be evaluated. ...Read more

21

21
How come when I laugh real hard its hard to breath almost like I cant breathe hard to catch breathe?

How come when I laugh real hard its hard to breath almost like I cant breathe hard to catch breathe?

It's a: Normal response to laughing real hard just as long as you recover normally don't worry ...Read more

23

23
I cant breathe well during when I lie down or duck, mostly every night, I have a cold, any solution so I can have a good sleep/?

I cant breathe well during when I lie down or duck, mostly every night, I have a cold, any solution so I can have a good sleep/?

Cold /sleep: Consider elevating head of bed with pillow under matress about 30 degrees, Also consider benedryl 12.5 mg prior to bed for short term 1 week to 10 days to dry up secretions. Discuss with doc also discuss use of astelin, (azelastine) f/u / w /doc ...Read more

24

24
I constantly have crusty mucus and scabs forming. It gets so bad I cant breathe. Especially when I sleep the problem gets worse. What do I have?

I constantly have crusty mucus and scabs forming. It gets so bad I cant breathe. Especially when I sleep the problem gets worse. What do I have?

You mean in nose?: Sinusitis is one condition which can cause thick mucus. Also anatomical problems, like one side of nostril narrower than the other side because of deviated nasal septum, can cause similar problem as it doesn't allow the sinuses, especially the ones on the ceeks called maxillary sinuses to drain out their mucus into the nose properly. Get examined by an ENT dr. Do a lot of stem inhalation. ...Read more

25

25
I painted a car a week ago and I'm still coughing, weeping, cant breathe, fatigued, and miserable. I did wear a mask but not a good one. In much pain?

I painted a car a week ago and I'm still coughing, weeping, cant breathe, fatigued, and miserable. I did wear a mask but not a good one. In much pain?

See a doctor: Paint fumes can cause a great deal of irritation to the lungs and bronchial tubes. You need to be checked as soon as possible to be assessed. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some medications to help with your symptoms. In the future please wear a respirator type mask (see picture) for any work involving fumes or particles. These are available at all large hardware stores. ...Read more

26

26
Cant breathe through one side of my nose ever. Is there something wrong with my anatomy?

Cant breathe through one side of my nose ever. Is there something wrong with my anatomy?

Turbinates: You are 48 years old and cannot breath through one of your nostrils. Having an ENT doctor look at your nose will help. You could have a swelling of tissue inside that prevents air movement. It obviously bothers you some but not that much. You may benefit from a study called a ct scan. It along with a ENT doctor should help. ...Read more

27

27
I had a back massage from a friend and I read that can lead to blood clot. Now I feel like I cant breathe. I suffer from hypochondria?

I had a back massage from a friend and I read that can lead to blood clot. Now I feel like I cant breathe. I suffer from hypochondria?

Counseling: Back massage does not cause clots. You should get counseling about your hypochondria.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

28

28
Having trouble breathing. Feel like I've got something sitting on my chest. No pain just cant breathe comfortably. Can't sleep because of it. Help.

Having trouble breathing. Feel like I've got something sitting on my chest. No pain just cant breathe comfortably. Can't sleep because of it. Help.

Asthma?: Among others is a possibility. If your shortness of breath is getting worse specifically at night would suggest increasing your Prilosec to twice a day. Also eating very light supper might help. See your PCP for a full, detailed exam. ...Read more

29

29
I inhaled a small bite of cheese, will that hurt me? I keep coughing, but now I cant tell if I cant breathe or if I'm having a panic attack. Scared??

I inhaled a small bite of cheese, will that hurt me? I keep coughing, but now I cant tell if I cant breathe or if I'm having a panic attack. Scared??

Coughing is normal: Coughing is a normal reaction to inhaling a substance, such as a piece of food. This allows you to clear your throat and windpipe. As long as you can breathe and talk, you will be fine. You are most likely experiencing an anxiety reaction to the incident. ...Read more

30

30
While I'm awake, in the day, I feel saliva go down my windpipe and I choke on it so severely that I cant breathe. Sometimes I need my inhaler. Thoughts?

While I'm awake, in the day, I feel saliva go down my windpipe and I choke on it so severely that I cant breathe. Sometimes I need my inhaler. Thoughts?

Maybe LPR...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more