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My breathing feels off?

My breathing feels off?

NMI: Need more info: short of breath, feeling not getting enough air in, chest tightness, anxiety, wheezy, coughing, stomach gas, constipated, etc? All these are signs of different causes of breathing abnormalities. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Chest feels tight, feels like something is in my throat. Normal breathing and swallowing. Also keep burping. Very uncomfy. Whats going on?

Chest feels tight, feels like something is in my throat. Normal breathing and swallowing. Also keep burping. Very uncomfy. Whats going on?

Sounds like reflux: Your symptoms suggest that you may be having an exacerbation of the reflux condition that you state you have. Consider managing as you have been instructed to in the past and seek medical attention if this does not work. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable breathing when asleep. Feel my lower throat is stronger, like breathing through straw. oximetry test was normal. Make sleeping hard

Uncomfortable breathing when asleep. Feel my lower throat is stronger, like breathing through straw. oximetry test was normal. Make sleeping hard

A nighttime pulse ox: (desaturation) study is a reasonably good screening test for sleep apnea, but, like all screening tests, it has "holes" thru which some disorders can slip undetected. You might need a more complete sleep study. Keep in mind also that Klonopin (clonazepam) and its relatives are sedatives that, especially in combination with alcohol & many other drugs, can suppress breathing. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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My head feel heavy my sinus feels weird and my throat feel like it wanna close up shortness of breathe chest tight what's wrong?

My head feel heavy my sinus feels weird and my throat feel like it wanna close up shortness of breathe chest tight what's wrong?

Infection?: You may have an upper respiratory infection of sinuses, throat and upper airways. You may need antibiotics and decongestants with plenty of fluids and rest. So must see a doctor. ...Read more

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When I swallow my chest hurts. My chest feels a bit pressured. Feels like a stronger heartburn.Noticed my heart racing alot when I'm in pain.why?cure?

When I swallow my chest hurts. My chest feels a bit pressured. Feels like a stronger heartburn.Noticed my heart racing alot when I'm in pain.why?cure?

Dysphagia: Or difficulty swallowing should be promptly investigated and it may reflect anatomic or functional esophageal abnormalities. Your heart racing is most likely reactive tachycardia in response to the discomfort. Please talk to your doc about your symptoms and keep a log of your symptoms, specifically solids/ liquids, progression, etc. ...Read more

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Heart feels like irs being constricted i feel constricted around my lips, dizzy and my teeth feel numb, feels like heart stops weird rythum i'm 24.?

Heart feels like irs being constricted i feel constricted around my lips, dizzy and my teeth feel numb, feels like heart stops weird rythum i'm 24.?

See your MD: I hope you already went to see a physician because this question was 4 days ago. I hope you are feeling better now. They must have done ekg on you to check your heart rhythm. It will be nice to know your current condition. ...Read more

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I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

Go to the ER: From your description, i would worry that you have subcutaneous emphysema which suggests a spontaneous pneumothorax. Medical mumbo-jumbo but potentially serious. Go to the er for a chest x-ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

You need to go to: a health care provider and be evaluated with a physical examination. I suspect you have a serious infection and need antibiotic treatment. Your description of symptoms is very worrisome. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Im 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

Im 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

EKG : A teen with chest pain with normal chest X-ray still should have complete heart evaluation. The news media is full of news about teens who have unsuspect heart issues. It is best to be certain. See your doctor ...Read more

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Feels like something is stuck in my throat and chin feels tight?

Feels like something is stuck in my throat and chin feels tight?

Throat: See ur Doctor to examine ur throat. Some esophageal disorders, psychiatric conditions, electrolyte disturbances and infections may present in this way. Exam and interview should be enough to ascertain proper clinical path and work-up. ...Read more

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My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?

Its possible: Possible but unlikely at your age. What is your murmur from? Why do you take the listed medications and how much? There are quite a few things, some minimal and some serious that could do this but don't fool around with it let a doctor rule out the possible serious things. ...Read more

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Jumping on trampoline and middle chest area stared hurting, now chest still hurts and feels sore and heavy. trouble breathing, hasn't happened before.

Jumping on trampoline and middle chest area stared hurting, now chest still hurts and feels sore and heavy. trouble breathing, hasn't happened before.

Chest pain in young: person of good health, related to athletic activity especially if that activity involves twisting, contact etc is typically musculoskeletal, meaning it comes form the muscles, rib s and cartilage in the chest. Chronic MSK chest pain can be called Tzeitzes syndrome and a bruise or rib fracture can hurt too. Finally a prior history or any trouble breathing or with heart rate get checked out ...Read more

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Head feels full with pressure and heaviness. Feels difficult to breathe. Odd feeling in back of throat where tonsils are, almost like it's constricted?

Head feels full with pressure and heaviness. Feels difficult to breathe. Odd feeling in back of throat where tonsils are, almost like it's constricted?

Head pressure: Symptoms like this suggest a respiratory (upper and lower) infection, pharyngitis ortonsillitis, and maybe bronchitis with spasm of the breathing tubes. You need to be examined and a course of treatment determined. ...Read more

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My son jumps on my back,i feel my back bone is alright but feeling uncomfortable during breathing especially while sleeping?

My son jumps on my back,i feel my back bone is alright but feeling uncomfortable during breathing especially while sleeping?

Muscle spasm?: Try sleeping on your side with a small comfortable pillow under your head and neck to relieve tension on your spine. Maybe also a heating pad or warm water bottle on your back to relieve muscle spasm. If breathing still does not feel normal, please have your lungs examined by a local doctor. ...Read more

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My chest feels tight and minor trouble breathing. Is this an emergency?

My chest feels tight and minor trouble breathing. Is this an emergency?

Tough to tell: Hard to tell with so few descriptors. If you are a smoker or cocaine user and/or if you have a family history of unexplained death or heart attack below the age of 45 then this could be important. Else, you should probably schedule an appt to have it looked in to, particularly if a new problem ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp chest pain on left for 3 days. Feel fine then suddenly hurts severely when breathing or moving. Then feel fine again. Muscular?

Pinching: Sharp, shooting chest pains brought on by a deep breath, cough, or certain motions are often due to pinched intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between 2 ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious and tends to resolve without any treatment. If symptoms persist, have your physician examine your chest carefully. ...Read more