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Do You Get Rapid Breathing And Shortness Of Breath When Drunk
Pretty common: Sex can be physically demanding. Shortness of breath, or at least rapid breathing is quite common during any physically demanding activity including sex. Assuming you are in good health, it is safe to assume that the rapid breathing during sex is safe and normal. If you get dizzy, lighted or have chest pain, stop and call your doctor! ...Read more
Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more
I'm drunk and im having shortness of breath and a racing heart. And im overthinking it. What's wrong?
I get bad chest pain, shortness of breath, hard time breathing and dizzyness a lot lately. Why is this?
Not sure: But sound serious, so you should see your doctor to get your heart and lungs checked out. ...Read more
What causes me to get shallow breathing/shortness of breath and yawn a lot after a work out at the gym?
Lack of oxygen: Either your just starting out and poorly conditioned, or if its a new set of symptoms and you noticed a decreased exercise tolerance, then a full work up is needed. A stress echo, an oxygen consumption stress test, a pulmonary function test may be utilized. Cxr, labs, holters also may be helpful. ...Read more
Sometimes out of nowhere I get these strange feelings like my heart beats off rythym and shortness of breath and trouble breathing, what's happening?
Since I kid I was breathing through my mouth itried to breath through month but I get shortness of breath? I play sport to can that effect resporation
At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?
I have a cracking sound when I'm breathing and shortness of breath. Could you tell me what it could be?
Could be serious: Shortness of breath is always an important reason to seek out immediate care. Your symptoms could indicate pneumonia but, regardless, no answer should slow you from getting checked out. If you are short of breath just walking across room &/or coughing, have fever or chills waste no time getting to an emergency room. Short of breath running across the street? Get "crackling" checked out nonetheless. ...Read more
Could taking two acetaminophen / hydrocodone 750 mg / 7.5 mg lead to shallow breathing and shortness of breath?
Yes: The short answer is yes. Hydro codone is an opioid and one of the significant and serious side effects of this class of medications is respiratory depression. It is vitally important to take all prescription medications only as prescribed by your doctor. If you experience a side effect such as you described, you need to discuss this with your doctor and may need the dosages adjusted. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Shortness of breath has many possible causes, so what is done about it depends on the cause. A consultation with a lung specialist is advised in order to narrow down the many possible causes, and to determine a treatment that will make you feel better. Start with your family doctor and see is they think a consultation with a specialist is needed. ...Read more
Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more
Maybe but see MD: If shortness of breath is related to anxiety, deep breathing, gentle aerobic exercise, meditation and yoga may be helpful in controlling your symptoms. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by serious problems like heart attack and rhythm problems, asthma/COPD, lung disease, blood clot, anemia and even cancer. If sx persist or are associated with exertion, chest pain, palpitation, see MD ...Read more
Have shortness of breath started a few month ago just comes on suddenly sometimes when sitting down? Been to docs and they said breathing was fine?
Dyspnea: Shortness of breath is usually from pulmonary or cardiac factors, mixed, or non cardiac pulmonary. A visit to your physician to do spirometery to test for asthma and other lung problems may be helpful, as well as an EKG, and you may require testing for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Please don't smoke. There are other tests in the workup depending on the history of the dyspnea. Good luck. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: Hi, you need evaluation by a good physician to figure out the underline cause of your shortness of breath, there are too many causes for SOB including lung disease, heart disease, muscle weakness, anemia and etc. The inhalers could be useful for Asthma, COPD and some allergies but not treating the other causes of SOB. Good luck. ...Read more
Only u can say: If you feel like you can't breath, or have just run a marathon without moving, feeling out of breath, or breathing really fast but still feeling like you can't get enough air, then you are short of breath. If this is happening now, then go to the nearest E.R. ...Read more
May be anxiety.: The sensation of shortness of breath, or a sense of air hunger may be due to anxiety. I'll presume you are being treated for that, since you are taking a benzodiazepine. If you are taking too large a dose or combining it with alcohol, then yes, could cause respiratory depression. But there are many causes of sob in 49 y/o male, such as heart or lung problems, so should be checked by your pcp. ...Read more
My blood oxygen almost 100 % but my breathing is terrible 17 times/min and shortness of breath. What can help breath better?
See doctor ASAP....: shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always needs to be evaluated. Your doctor will start with a history and physical to see if the cause can be determined. The only way to treat it is to find out the cause. If your doc cannot find the cause, see a lung specialist because further testing may be needed. If symptoms worsen, go to the ER. If you smoke, you need to quit now. Good luck!!! ...Read more
Just a question. Is there an at-home way to diagnose shortness of breath? I'm a flute player and I seem to play little notes before breathing again?
Diagnosed: There is no reliable way to make a high probability diagnosis without seeing a medical professional, educated speculation is possible ...Read more
I had subtle chest pain and shortness of breath for a week. Chest pain diminished considerably and my breathing is fine, should I still be concerned?
I am experiencing difficulty breathing (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate). The following also describes me: Shortness of breath. Wh...
Shortness of breath: Not normal please get examination soonGet a more detailed answer ›
Why do I feel like im having shortness of breath constantlybut im breathing I feel like im not enough maybe pressure to. Just had kidney stn surg 2 wk?
I woke up from sleeping because my breathing felt shallow and each breath felt short. I sat up to relieve it but now I feel constant shortness of breath possible causes?
Depends: If you are 19 years old and have no medical conditions and you are taking no medications there is very low likelihood of serious condition. If you have recently been sick with a respiratory infection, use oral contraceptives or recently traveled distance by plane or car it may be related to that. If symptoms are persisting be seen by a medical provider today to have exam and testing as needed. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Many things come to mind. You may have significant lung disease and you may have significant heart and vascular disease. None of your symptoms are reassuring to me. I would schedule to see my pcp asap and get an evaluation. If you are in distress, go to nearest er or call 911. ...Read more
Hospital said shortness of breath was from anxiety, yet I'm not anxious, I'm calm as can be. My breathing keeps bothering me. It's persistent for 3wks?
Keep Following Up: A hospital visit is like a snapshot - things change and so keep following up with your doctor to track any changes in your condition. I presume an evaluation for serious heart or lung problems did not reveal an answer and, at your age, anxiety would be more common than other serious problems. Ask about asthma, a heart defect or valve problem and an unusual condition like sarcoidosis. ...Read more
Can nadolol 10mg bid cause slight shortness of breath when I don't have a history of breathing issues? I was prescribed it for pots and having sob at times
Yes: Nadolol, like other beta blockade medications, can cause pulmonary constriction and mimic an asthma-like condition. Discuss with your doctor about switching to another medication. If the beta blockade is working for your pots symptoms, then ask about beta blockade medication with limited lung side effects. ...Read more
Hyperventilating (Rapid/Deep Breathing) (Definition)
Hyperventilation is a period of time where breathing is performed at an excessively rapid rate driving up the ph of one's blood. Normal ph is 7.4. Hyperventilation would elevate the ph. ...Read more
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