Doctor insights on:
O2 Sat Short Of Breath
Shortness of breath w/normal Oxygen saturation? My Oxy Sat is usually 98 but I've been experiencing shortness of breath, especially when lying flat??
Short of breath : Hard to tell. Need to see a doc and get labs, chest xray and an exam. Young for CHF. That's where one would start. ...Read more
I'm bedridden with CFS. Feel short of breath at all times. Can't hold breath or even speak a sentence. Is this typical of deconditioning? O2 "normal"
See you doc: If you have been bedridden for an extended period, you may have developed blood clots in you legs that may have dislodged and gone into your lungs, causing potentially, a pulmonary embolism. Even if you O2 is normal, is that with oxygen supplementation? Are you completely still or does it drop with activity? Regardless, your symptoms are not normal, even for a pt with CFS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occasional 'catches' of breath like all air has gone from my chest, lasts 5 secs & with dizziness. Light heart pain. Flutters too. ECG, bloods fine.
Tachycardia: It sounds like you may be having short bursts of tachycardia (likely SVT in view of your age). A heart rate of 180-220 is common, may only last a few seconds, and would produce all the symptoms you describe. Ask your doctor for a 30 day event monitor exam to nail the diagnosis. It's easily treatable. Meanwhile, avoid nicotine and caffeine. ...Read more
2 days of lyrica, (pregabalin) nighttime chest pain. 2nd shortness of breathe, felt throat had closed, felt like passing out O2 97%, pulse 13O. anxiety or <3 attac?
May be anxiety, but: Sensation of tightness around throat often is muscle tension of the throat muscles caused by some underlying stress. Sense of not getting a full breath usually hyperventilation where one takes short breaths in and out and can also be anxiety. When breathing is shallow, air does not get to the end of the lung tubes where o2 exchanges w co2; tingly lips, fingers, lightheaded? As always, c ur doc. ...Read more
Cough (dry/little wet) w/pain. Fatigue. 94 O2. 152/96 BP. Shaking. No fever. Short of breath & 100 pulse/rest. Asthmatic. Albuterol every 30min. ER?
Yes: Call 911 and go to hospital. You are requiring your albuterol too often at home. You need to be assessed to see if you need blood work, XRs, an IV and different meds to make you better. Generally anyone requiring their albuterol medication more often than every 4 hours needs to be assessed. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 days have felt short of breath. EKG, peak flow, and pulse ox all normal. Chest feels tight and hard to get a deep satisfying breath. Is this anxiety?
I woke up with racing heart, short of breath 9/12 . Asthma 1st time in life. Advair 500/50, ventolin. How to soothe irritated throat & chest?
Heart racing: Not sure about the timing of your events, but heart racing can be secondary to both inhalers, ventolin and advair. Shortness of breath is from asthma. Depending on when your palpitations started, if they occurred after starting the inhalers, ask your doctor for xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler, it may be better tolerated and has the same effect as ventolin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pants too tight->felt overheated & short of breath. Loosened pants;took 2min to cool & catch breath despite deep breathing. 2nd time in 4yrs. Serious?
Humm: Humm... Don't think anyone will have enough info to say something coherent... I guess it depends on your waste line. If you think you are short of breath and needed to unbutton to catch your breath having to do so by being a male with a waste of 32 is different than 38. For all we know you might have sleep apnea. ...Read more
My husbands oxygen level came at 93% he is overweight and feels shortness of breath on exertion. He has no lung desease.feels headache most of the tim?
Obstruct SLEEP APNEA: He appears to have obstructive sleep apnea. This is where the airway is blocked when he sleeps. This leads to decreased oxygen in the blood and the tissues and a rise in CO2 which causes headache and in the long term early dementia, difficulty losing weight, and elevated blood pressure. It can also lead to heart disease. This is a serious condition. Needs sleep study and see lung MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shortness of breath 5 days, chest xray normal ddimer negative feels as though someone is sat on my chest oxygen sats 100 cannot sleep because of it?
Some possibilities: If I was seeing you as a patient with that story, I would be running an EKG, checking your blood counts (low blood counts can cause shortness of breath), and taking you for a walk while measuring your oxygen sats (as many heart and lung conditions can present as a significant lowering of this number with exercise). Anxiety can cause SOB and could keep you awake, but shouldn't wake you from sleep. ...Read more
Very fatigued & kind of weak sometimes get this weird feeling in chest, hard to take a deep breath in. More short of breath with exercise than my norm?
Short of air o2 low 90's cough i taste snot chest discomfort hard to take my inhalers wheezy is thus signs of pneumonia?
Is a run of skipped beats of nore than 15 a minute dangerous? No pain except shortness of breath. My pulse about 115.
It is: Don't fool yourself and go get checked. ...Read more
Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?
See cardiologist. : "Funny heart beat" can be anything from atrial or ventricular premature contractions. Considering your other symptoms however you should get evaluated by a cardiologist sooner than later and get an accurate diagnosis. Cardiac problems can be very serious and should not ge considered benign till evaluated by a cardiologist. ...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
Experiencing shortness of breath, heart in throat feeling & feeling of heart skipping a beat for 4 consecutive days. Feelings come and go. Ok to run?
Need a diagnosis.: It's impossible to guide you in this forum, since (1) we are limited to 400 characters in our reply, which is insufficient to engage in a back-and-forth dialogue, & (2) we need a diagnosis in order to properly advise you. Your condition may be benign. It may be due to an arrhythmia or serious heart problem. It's impossible to know w/o taking history, exam, & possibly testing. Use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- O2 sat
- What is the lowest o2 sat?
- Why am i short of breath but my oxygen sats are good?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Gerd short of breath
- Short of breath walking uphill
- Shortness of breath
- Short of breath on exertion cause
- Talk to a cardiologist online