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I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

SEE DOCTOR ASAP: It seems you are pretty sick and may have a lower respiratory infection like Acute Bronchitis or Pnumonia and need to see your Doctor asap. If can not see Doctor go to the ER Meanwhile Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if youbdo not have allergy to it or have a stomach ulcer. You need examination and also may need Chest Xray and treatment with Antibiotics if Bacterial infection.

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Wanting to know why muscles aching and cramping? Am having shortness of breath for over an month doctors can't find nothing and I am needing answers...

Wanting to know why muscles aching and cramping? Am having shortness of breath for over an month doctors can't find nothing and I am needing answers...

Muscles aching: There are many possible explanations for what you describe. You should discuss with the doctors working up your symptoms and ask them for what they are thinking and what they recommend.

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What starts with cold symptoms then progresses to fatigue and muscle weakness as well as shortness of breath in a span of 2 weeks?

What starts with cold symptoms then progresses to fatigue and muscle weakness as well as shortness of breath in a span of 2 weeks?

Many: These symptoms are not specific and can be related to many problems. An evaluation by a physician is necessary to sort it out.

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Past 3wks almost daily headaches. This wk added bouts- dizziness, muscle fatigue, shortness of breath. Today began to have memory lapses. Suggestions?

Past 3wks almost daily headaches. This wk added bouts- dizziness, muscle fatigue, shortness of breath. Today began to have memory lapses. Suggestions?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Given the constellation & duration of your symptoms, speculating online does you no good. Instead, you need to see your FamilyDoc for complete evaluation including history & physical. Do not delay seeking medical care.

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B/p is 189/102, pulse 106. Mild chest pain, a little shortness of breath. Major fatigue and muscle (shoulder) pain. Suggestions?

B/p is 189/102, pulse 106. Mild chest pain, a little shortness of breath. Major fatigue and muscle (shoulder) pain. Suggestions?

Emergency.: The marked BP elevation, high heart rate and symptoms suggest it's urgent to go to the nearest emergency dept. For an evaluation and treatment to restore a normal BP and heart rate. Untreated hypertension is associated with a very high risk of heart attack and stroke.

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I've had extreme fatigue for almost a year, accompanied by dizzy spells, muscle cramps or weakness daily, and now I'm experiencing shortness of breath?

I've had extreme fatigue for almost a year, accompanied by dizzy spells, muscle cramps or weakness daily, and now I'm experiencing shortness of breath?

Many causes: You have significant symptoms for long. These can be due to hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiencies, heart, liver or kidney problems amongst other reasons. I urge you to see your family doctor as soon as possible. Best wishes

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I get cold chills when everyone is not cold. I constantly worry, muscle twitches, sore joints, shortness of breath, and muscle tension. What is wrong?

I get cold chills when everyone is not cold. I constantly worry, muscle twitches, sore joints, shortness of breath, and muscle tension. What is wrong?

Impossible to say: Can't say in this brief forum but you sound stressed out - does that fit? All of your symptoms could certainly be explained by hyperventilation and tension. Shaking chills are ominous if they're followed by fever. Independently, they're not significant/worrisome. Have you had a full checkup?

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Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?

Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?

Problematic: The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment.

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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: Just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. Shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. Perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically.

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Jaw pain, whiplash, anxiety, arm numbness, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, feel really weak/fatigued, lack of motivation, feel faint, pleasehelp?

Wow, too complex: Mentioning whiplash suggests u had an injury? Whiplash is graded based upon the extent of "systemic symptoms". These (dizzy/faint, nausea, headaches, etc) result from unbalance sympathetic nervous system response to the "shock" of the injury. More serious injuries need to be ruled out however.

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Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. Ideas?

Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. Ideas?

Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc.

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Do I have pneumonia? My chest and muscles around my lungs ache. I have shortness of breath, and I feel exhausted. I recently breathed some black mold

Do I have pneumonia? My chest and muscles around my lungs ache. I have shortness of breath, and I feel exhausted. I recently breathed some black mold

Exam needed: Discomfort in the chest and rib cage along with shortness of breath require evaluation. Typical symptoms of pneumonia include pleurisy (Sharp pain on inspiration), cough, fever, chills and sweats. Shortness of breath may occur. Your symptoms are nonspecific at this time, but I recommend an evaluation by a physician who will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and proper treatment.

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What type of cancer could cause hip, back, body aches, short of breath and fatigue?

What type of cancer could cause hip, back, body aches, short of breath and fatigue?

Not Cancer: It is highly unlikely that those symptoms are related to any type of cancer. I suggest a general examination and getting a general blood test including a Western Blot test for Lyme. Often our physical symptoms are related to other stresses in our life, as well, so it would be a good opportunity to assess those.

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