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I'm having difficulty concentrating on my breath during medication?

I'm having difficulty concentrating on my breath during medication?

Meditation?: In mindfulness meditation we're guided to expect that difficulty and to merely gently, non-judgementally bring attention back to the breath. It can happen more or less often during a sitting. The task is to return as soon as you notice you've strayed. You may get better at it with time, but it will always be the task. It is that ability we seek - not to concentrate on the breath. Think about it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any asthma medications and shortness of breath?

Could you tell me any asthma medications and shortness of breath?

Prmatene tabs: These may be available behind the counter, but the really good meds need a prescription. See your family doctor or consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?

Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?

Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more

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I have asthma but don't use any meds. When I take a deep breath I feel a mild discomfort in my chest. Do I need medications?

I have asthma but don't use any meds. When I take a deep breath I feel a mild discomfort in my chest. Do I need medications?

Hard to answer: To be sure you should be tested with a spirometer. If you have infrequent or no "asthma attacks" you may not need any medications. But just to make sure, get tested and work with your physician. ...Read more

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My son aged 4.9 month he has snoring problem and having difficulties to breath becz of adenoids. He is on medication but not worked on him. Surgery?

My son aged 4.9 month he has snoring problem and having difficulties to breath becz of adenoids. He is on medication but not worked on him. Surgery?

Consult needed: Consultation with a ENT md, preferably one with pediatric experience, would be helpful here. Way too early for youngster of that age to struggle with breathing. ...Read more

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It's possible that any medication that I'm taking is causing me a lot Dizziness and little short of breath?

It's possible that any medication that I'm taking is causing me a lot Dizziness and little short of breath?

Yes: All medications may have side effects. If your current symptoms coincide with you starting/taking a medication I would call your doctor and let them know. If your symptoms worsen, then seek medical care immediately. ...Read more

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Hello all, I am suffering from cold and cough. Unable to breath properly. Body ache is also there. Could you please suggest me some medication?

Hello all, I am suffering from cold and cough. Unable to breath properly. Body ache is also there. Could you please suggest me some medication?

Need evaluation: If you are not breathing properly, your lung is probably being affected, besides trying tylenol/advil, you may need some inhaler for your lung. You need to see doctor ...Read more

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Since childhood I have occasionally, but regularly struggled with getting full/deep breaths while resting/sitting. Any advice? 42 yo, nulligravida, good health, no medications, no cholesterol/bp problems. Modestly exercise regularly (bike riding/walking),

Since childhood I have occasionally, but regularly struggled with getting full/deep breaths while resting/sitting. Any advice? 42 yo, nulligravida, good health, no medications, no cholesterol/bp problems. Modestly exercise regularly (bike riding/walking),

You: You sound like you have 'occasional episodic dyspnea' and it might be suggestive of 'sigh' that is physiological about 6-8 times per hour in normal humans... Simply means longer and deeper breath or two, periodically. If it is more than this or not exactly how I am inferring your question to be, or shortness of breath is more of a concern, then it very well be that you need a 'work up' and evaluation. Talking to a good pulmonologist to check your lung function tests and imaging studies may be a good place to start.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bad anxiety, I get very small twitches in public like trains or on the street, loose my breath and need to take deep breathes. What medication can help?

Bad anxiety, I get very small twitches in public like trains or on the street, loose my breath and need to take deep breathes. What medication can help?

Breatheless: You mention you feel anxious in public spaces (on the train or on the street) Specific types of anxiety can be accompanied by agoraphobia (fear of going outside) or can be made worse in public. Types of acute anxiety can be accompanied by physical symptoms like feeling short of breath or heart palpitations. I'd set up an appointment with a psychiatrist. SSRIs may provide complete relief. ...Read more

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Hello dr, I'm just wondering how can I over come my anxiety without medication. I had an attack earlier today felt like I couldn't catch my breath or gonna have a heart attack, is this normal? Thanks

Hello dr, I'm just wondering how can I over come my anxiety without medication. I had an attack earlier today felt like I couldn't catch my breath or gonna have a heart attack, is this normal? Thanks

Meditation, Yoga: Calm down concentrate, meditate think good calm quite area to think about.
think bout a place that take you away in your mind and be peaceful. If you pray go to the location that help you in the past. Close your eyes and get to that place in your mind relax, deep slow breath think of happy events in your life ...Read more

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I was having shortness of breath and doctor said it's due to anxiety and gave medication now I feel good. Can I confirm my sob is due to only anxiety?

I was having shortness of breath and doctor said it's due to anxiety and gave medication now I feel good. Can I confirm my sob is due to only anxiety?

Sounds like it is: Sometimes knowing what helps improve a symptom indirectly sheds light on its cause. Assessing for coronary disease w a stress study will help allay any concern for CAD causes and will help with a diagnosis of exclusion like anxiety. If there are GI sounding features one might need to assess tat as well. ...Read more

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Should I go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Should I go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Chest: Chest pain and tachycardia (high heart rate) are serious symptoms that need to be investigated right away. A heart rate of 126 is not normal regardless of what medication you are taking.
You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing including an ekg. You may be dealing with coronary artery disease. If this is suspected further work up and evaluation by a cardiologist is in order.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

Asthma: It might be something more than just your asthma or it might simply be an asthma exacerbation as it is viral season. I would definitely see your asthma specialist as you might simply need a more thorough controller therapy asthma action plan. ...Read more

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On 250/50 advair/albuterol. Third time I've stopped mid-run because of serious shortness if breath, wheezing, and coughing. Change or up medication?

On 250/50 advair/albuterol. Third time I've stopped mid-run because of serious shortness if breath, wheezing, and coughing. Change or up medication?

Go see your doctor: Advair 250/50 is different from & does not contain albuterol. Advair is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist while albuterol is a short acting one. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks while albuterol is used to rescue you from one. If you've had 3 attacks despite advair, you need to check w/your doc. Make sure you're using proper technique, too. Spacer? ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?

What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?

Be seen again: If you are still having problems and your symptoms are not getting better, a second exam by your doctor would help in deciding whether you need additional treatment. Depending of the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will likely decide on placing you on a short course of steroids to help in reducing the swelling of your tonsils. Also, another exam will help in ruling out tonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have asthma and I take ventolin and many medications but always have shortness of breath what can help better than inhaler. Thank u?

Hi doc. I have asthma and I take ventolin and many medications but always have shortness of breath what can help better than inhaler. Thank u?

See an allergist: Shortness of breath despite multiple asthma medications means one of three things : 1) you're being over treated (using long -acting bronchodilators when you don't really need them can actually cause shortness of breath); 2) this isn't really asthma ; 3) your asthma is very difficult to treat. At your age, all three of these are possible. You need an allergist, not the internet, to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?

I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?

Might be: Chronic dry mouth can be of neurological or endocrine (glandular) origin. It could lead to breath issues as well. If you aren't taking any meds, many of which have this as a side effect, a visit to your primary care provider could be helpful to figure out the dry mouth. One thing that can help bad breath for many is to add brushing the top of your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I always brush, Floss my teeth and I still have bad breath. Can you please tell me what medication could help me? This Coz me have a low self esteem.

Hi Dr. I always brush, Floss my teeth and I still have bad breath. Can you please tell me what medication could help me? This Coz me have a low self esteem.

Determine Cause: Brushing alone may not be the answer. Cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, diet, and sinus infections can all contribute to halitosis. Please call your dentist for an examination and take it from there. ...Read more

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My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

Sinusitis: A sinus infection can make you dizzy, an infection can make you feel weak. But none of these are from omnicef (cefdinir). If you are not feeling better, call your doctor, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Having atrial fibrillation, I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath, due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?

Having atrial fibrillation, I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath, due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?

C Below: You have asymptomatic Afib. Depending on your CHADS2 Score or CHADSVASC you should be at least on Aspirin. My guess is that you likely should be on Warfarin also.
- Air travel is as safe as staying at home watching a TV Show. What is important is your antiplatelt therapy or anticoagulation as needed. ...Read more

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I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?

I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?

Don't understand: There's a problem with the english in your question. Are you using a computerized translator or voice recognition software?

And if you have asthma, please stop smoking - it's literally the worst possible thing you can do to yourself! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath walking up stairs, shaking and low blood pressure, what do I do? I started new medications a week ago and now I'm worried that the meds I'm on may be doing this and I'm not sure if I should just stop them or just taper down and get off

Shortness of breath walking up stairs, shaking and low blood pressure, what do I do? I started new medications a week ago and now I'm worried that the meds I'm on may be doing this and I'm not sure if I should just stop them or just taper down and get off

MedicationSideEffect: If you ever wonder whether your symptoms are a result of new medication (s), it's always best to contact prescribing doc and/or dispensing pharmacist. Both should've informed you about potential risks, benefits, alternatives & side effects before prescribing. Doc should also tell you who to contact & when for what. But you also need to tell doc everything you take eg dietary supplements, OTC meds ...Read more

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What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

Check vitals: Hard to say what is happening here. However, you want to check if you are having a drug reaction to the medications that you have described. This is like an allergic reaction.You can also check your blood pressure/ pulse. If your blood pressure drops too low, you can have some of these symptoms. Lortab /percocet are opiate type drugs which are known to have a tendency to drop blood pressures. ...Read more