difficulty breathing when lying down

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Difficulty breathing when lying is a clinical finding in which lying down leads to increased effort with breath such that there is discomfort. This can occur with heart failure, due to some fluid getting into the lungs.

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Dr. David Sherris answered:

Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Rhinitis &pregnancy

Shortness_of_breath
Tends to resolve after delivery! Best wishes!
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Dr. Leto Quarles answered:

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!

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Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon.
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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down in the spring time?

Not a podiatry ?

Breathlessness
You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist
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Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.

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As tingling in arm is constant, and worsens with change of position, my best guess would be nerve compression within the shoulder. Breathing deeply is like the positional change, it puts further pressure of the nerve as the lungs fill with air and compress anatomy upwards into the nerve compression site. See an orthopedist.
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

I have night sweats and difficulty breathing lying down. What could this be?

Many things

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Could be many things, and some of them are potentially significant health threats. See you physician asap.
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Dr. Mark Rasak answered:

i have night sweats and difficulty breathing lying down, and weight loss. Chest x-ray is normal. Echo normal three months ago. alo What could this be?

Many things

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Wt loss with night sweats could meana malignancy. A full work up should be performed
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I have hard, labored breathing while lying down. What can cause this?

Can be cardiac

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What is you current heart condition? Difficulty breathing when lying down flat can be a symptom of developing heart failure. Discuss this with your doctor
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf answered:

How to overcome throat dryness affecting breathing during lying down ?

It depends...

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There are many possible causes for the dryness you describe including & not limited to: the position in which you are lying, how you are breathing (mouth or nose), medical conditions, medications, diet, physical condition, or hydration (how much fluid you are drinking). If this is affecting your breathing, consult with your primary care provider right away; it could be simple or more involved.
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Sporadic heavy breathing lasting only a few minutes the past two days. Seems to happen more when lying down.

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Intermittent shortness of breath lasting only minutes is not a usual symptom of significant heart or lung disease. The heart does work harder when you're lying flat however. Shortness of breath could occur when lying flat if you have a larger hiatal hernia or distended abdomen. It's best to have your MD check this symptom out.
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Is it possible I got chf from psychiatric meds? Have trouble breathing lying down, fluid in lungs and stomach?

Cardiac disease

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The FDA has issued warnings regarding cardiac disease, sudden death and metabolic syndrome for most of antipsychotics and some SSRIs used presently for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. The psychiatrist should be aware, and measure the risks and benefits of prescribing those medications to their patients, and monitor that those drugs do not produce or worsen coexisting cardiac conditions.
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