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Difficult To Breathe When Lying Down
3 weeks: Difficult to breathe lying down (very sideways).Worse in evenings. Tickling cough. Hard to sleep. No fatigue. Never smoked, no alcohol. Serious?
My throat feels like it closes up when I lay down and makes it kind of difficult to breathe Also feel like something is stuck or like a lump in it.?
Symptoms: With what you describe it is advisable to go to the Doc and get checked out. Could be nothing much or could be something that needs attention. Can't tell from out here with what you list. ...Read more
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
Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?
Variable cause: Could be anything for a deviated septum in your nose to a collapsed left lung (symptoms occur when the good side is compromised). A chest x-ray is indicated. Pulse oximetry when you lie right side down should be measured. A PEFR measurement during sx would also help. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and was lying on my back during a massage for 15 min until it became difficult to breathe. Did I harm my baby?
No: You will harm yourself long before you harm the baby. When it became difficult to breathe was when you were compressing the vena cava and decreasing blood flow back to the heart. It makes you feel panicked. It makes you get up. That is how you help the baby, by changing position, breathing deeply and increasing oxygenated blood flow. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, Chest pain or discomfort, Rapid heart rate, Dizziness, and Headache. What should I do?
ER: Evaluation. It could be serious cardiac or respiratory illness ...Read more
I have a pain in my right side and its kinda difficult to breathe but other than that I feel normal...What's wrong?
It became extremely difficult to breathe for about 5 minutes and I kept coughing throughout the day, what could this be?
Short of breath: There are multiple possibilities. If you still have symptoms you should see a dr. If you have returned to baseline it still might be a good idea as some of the possibilities are serious. ...Read more
Several possibilites: If you are or were a smoker, there is a tendency to accumulate secretions (mucous) that obstruct your breathing passages in the morning. You may have asthama? You may be reacting to dust, mold, or insect fragments (especially roach parts) in the air of your bedroom. Chest xray, echo, pulmonary function testing including, if necessary, methacholine challenge would be revealing. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Some thing is going on & your symptoms atypical. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Hello, I actually have pain in my chest which makes it difficult to breathe. Can anybody tell me what it means?
Chest pain: It means you should see a doctor and figure out what is going on ...Read more
What happens if my home is not in danger but there is wildfire smoke in the air, making it difficult to breathe?
Air qualilty reports: Listen and watch for air quality reports and health warnings about smoke. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in. Use the recycle or re-circulate mode on the air conditioner in your home or car. If you do not have air conditioning and it is too hot to stay inside with closed windows, seek shelter elsewhere. ...Read more
I m 34, male. Since last 2 yrs I m suffering from asthama. I never had this problem in my life. But now its very difficult to breathe.?
Doctor can evaluate: For new onset of asthma symptoms in an adult, he can see and follow-up with his primary care doctor. If symptoms are difficult to get rid of, or are unusual, the patient can see an allergy & asthma specialist, and/or see a pulmonologist (lung doctor). Pulmonary function tests and allergy tests can be helpful when looking for the best treatments. For bad symptoms, the E.R. Is the place to go to. ...Read more
The overwhelming sadness that accompanies a breakup can feel like a weight upon your chest and a sense of not being able to get a deep breath. This sensation is related to what's termed a "heart ache" in that they often occur together. The heart has receptors for neuropeptides secreted by the brain ("chemicals of emotion") and neurons
surrounding the heart can secrete neuropeptides themselves. ...Read more
Try to calm: Down. If you can't call someone to help you. If the feeling doesn't pass, go to the er. ...Read more
Get evaluation ASAP: It sounds serious and healthtap is no substitute for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have to take deep breathes or yawn to breathe properly, I have indigestion, is the indigestion making it difficult to breathe?
Hyperventilation: The symptoms seem to represent air hunger which often is caused by hyperventilation. Relief can be achieved quickly by rebreathing air in a paper bag (simply seal a paper bag around ones nose and mouth, breathing in and out for 1-2 minutes; by breathing a high concentration of carbon dioxide, one corrects the blood's alkalosis cause by hyperventilation). The symptoms are relieved quickly. ...Read more
My sugar dropped about an hour ago...now I'm having difficulty breathing like I have to keep reminding myself to breath...is this normal or no?
Air hunger: Or subjective feeling one has to breathe is a psychological effect that can be triggered by hypoglycemia. Cannot say in your particular case, but some people feel hypoglycemic when their sugars are not actually below 90 and they often have other psychological symptoms. ...Read more
Paracentesis: If the ascites is so severe that you're having trouble breathing, you should have a paracentesis. This is a simple medical procedure, performed at the bedside, taking about 10 minutes, to anesthetize the skin, puncture the skin, and thread a catheter (small tube) into the abdomen to drain off the fluid. You'll have immediate relief. ...Read more
Deviated Nasal Septu: When the septum between the nostril is deviated on left side, that side has narrower nostril and, makes it harder to breath, this could be conjenital vs. Traumatic. If there is nasal polyp growing in left nostril, then also there is difficulty in breathing from left nostril. ...Read more