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Shortness of breath with flu symptoms. When should I be concerned? Clinic gave me amoxo 2 days ago but not helping. No fever. Oxy sats are at 97-98. Hard to breath and pain in upper rib to cough.

Shortness of breath with flu symptoms. When should I be concerned? Clinic gave me amoxo 2 days ago but not helping. No fever. Oxy sats are at 97-98. Hard to breath and pain in upper rib to cough.

Go back!: Since you aren't feeling better and you're having shortness of breath, it's time to go back and be rechecked. You may need a chest x-ray if you haven't already had one. The flu can be very serious, and antibiotics don't help because it's a virus. Anytime you're having difficulty breathing, it's time to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

This may not be: The right forum to find out what is wrong with you. It should be a doctor's office which can do tests for all the symptoms that you have, labs, xr. It is just difficult to make a diagnosis with nothing to start from. Please visit your doctor and discuss all your symptoms and clarify them to him/her so work up can be facilitated. ...Read more

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Additional symptoms from last post. Feel like passing out, feel flu like, shortness of breath, hissing sound in head, high b/p w/low pulse. 42-58 bpm. Bacteria taste in throat. Twitches, tests r neg

Additional symptoms from last post. Feel like passing out, feel flu like, shortness of breath, hissing sound in head, high b/p w/low pulse. 42-58 bpm. Bacteria taste in throat. Twitches, tests r neg

See a doctor: This symptom complex is too complicated to speculate about over the internet. You need a full history and physical and possibly some testing to arrive at an answer. ...Read more

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Got flu shot ystrdy. Got blood test 4hrs ago. Just started experiencing hot flushed cheeks & shortness of breath. Is it caused by flu shot or blood test?

Got flu shot ystrdy. Got blood test 4hrs ago. Just started experiencing hot flushed cheeks & shortness of breath. Is it caused by flu shot or blood test?

Not likely: Hot flushed cheeks and shortness of breath are not likely from flu shot or blood test. You might be having a different problem or infection. Please have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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How soon after the nasal flu mist would my 4yo have a severe reaction or shortness of breath? It's been an hour.

How soon after the nasal flu mist would my 4yo have a severe reaction or shortness of breath? It's been an hour.

Early vs late rxn: An early reaction to any of several components of the vaccine would be expected to show up within the first hour. However the live vaccine actually causes a mild inflammatory process in the lung as it gains access to the kids circulation. In some, it can trigger bronchitis or an asthma attack after 24-48 hrs. I never used it in kids that young. ...Read more

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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello.: Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I've also had bad diarrhea and some chest pain. Could this be the flu?

I've been experiencing dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I've also had bad diarrhea and some chest pain. Could this be the flu?

Not typical: Flu causes a respiratory illness with fever and mucle aches. You don't sound like you have the flu. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I've had chronic chest congestion and shortness of breath after the flu. Antibiotics and steroids didn't help. It's not tb. Any suggestions?

I've had chronic chest congestion and shortness of breath after the flu. Antibiotics and steroids didn't help. It's not tb. Any suggestions?

Pulmonologist: You need to see a pulmonary disease specialist. How long has it been since you had the flu? It may just take more time. If you smoke (hopefully not), of course you must stop. You may have allergies that have been unmasked. You may have an anatomic obstruction like a bronchial polyp. Many possibilities. ...Read more

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Is dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 mg once a week likely to cause heart valve damage? I had a flu 3 days ago and now I feel unwell again shortness of breath and cough

Is dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 mg once a week likely to cause heart valve damage? I had a flu 3 days ago and now I feel unwell again shortness of breath and cough

Most likely not: Probably coincidental, however, if you have persistent shortness of breath and a cough, it is a good idea to be evaluated. An echocardiogram can easily be done to see if there is heart damage. ...Read more

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I had the Stomach Flu and now for the past two days I've had shortness of breath, gas, and chest tightness. I don't have a fever. Is this pneumonia?

I had the Stomach Flu and now for the past two days I've had shortness of breath, gas, and chest tightness. I don't have a fever. Is this pneumonia?

Needs to be checked: It is difficult to say what it could be, But any shortness of breath and chest tightness needs to be evaluated. I suggest go to the ER and get checked. They will take a detailed history and exam and if indicated a chest xray to diagnose and treat your condition ...Read more

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My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

Can be a cause but!: There can also be other causes. It is best to discuss with your physician.

This is a great drug and it can control your MS but you need guidance to take it safely. It is an immunosupressent and infection can be a risk.

We used the same drug in studies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and it did great but we do not have it availble for RA unfortunately ...Read more

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Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Probably not: Unless you work with infected animals or animal products (hair, wool, hides) or are a target for bioterrorism you are unlikely to be exposed to anthrax spores. Chronic bronchitis from smoking more common. See your md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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