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Doctor insights on: Short Of Breath Relieved By Lying Down

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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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Dry cough while lying down pain under lower left rib with deep breaths. Somewhat short of breath.

Dry cough while lying down pain under lower left rib with deep breaths.  Somewhat short of breath.

See your doctor : I am concerned that you might have something as serious as a pneumonia or even other conditions. Please get checked out! ...Read more

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I am having shortness of breath with standing or sitting. Relieved about 30 mins after lying down. Only health problem is hashimotos. On armour.

I am having shortness of breath with standing or sitting. Relieved about 30 mins after lying down. Only health problem is hashimotos. On armour.

See doctor: There are many causes for shortness of breath and thus you need to consult your doctor ASAP re these issues. A lung function test would be a starting point ...Read more

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Fever, chills. 2 weeks of dry violent coughing fits. Now short of breath esp on exertion or lying down, yellow sputum, wheezing. Can't talk only whisper for 8 days. & sinus infection pain, mild fever. ?

Fever, chills. 2 weeks of dry violent coughing fits. Now short of breath esp on exertion or lying down, yellow sputum, wheezing. Can't talk only whisper for 8 days. & sinus infection pain, mild fever. ?

Go to ER....: Your shortness of breath is a concerning symptom as well as your laryngitis which likely represents upper airway inflammation. You may have pneumonia so you need a chest x-ray as well as a sputum culture to diagnose the bacteria responsible for your infection. You may need supplemental oxygen as well as IV antibiotics so you should go to the nearest er asap. Let us know how you do! good luck! ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant feeling short of breath for days sitting or laying down doesnt help too much but standing is less preassure on my upprr tummy =(?

26 wks pregnant feeling short of breath for days sitting or laying down doesnt help too much but standing is less preassure on my upprr tummy =(?

Shortness of breath: depending on fetal position the diaphragm can be compressed during pregnancy leading to shortness of breath..usually the symptoms are better when standing..if your symptoms worsen or continue you should see your obstetrician ...Read more

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Short of breath while eating, talking and laying down. Feels like something squeezes air out of me. Dry cough when it happens. Non smoker. No anxiety.

Short of breath while eating, talking and laying down. Feels like something squeezes air out of me. Dry cough when it happens. Non smoker. No anxiety.

? Airways problem: Airway hyper-responsiveness, or twitchy airways can be the cause, in other words some sort of asthma. Acid reflux, overweight, physical activity + other triggers can induce symptoms in susceptible patients.A simple peak flow respiratory measurement before and after bronchodilator can give us a clue, or spirometry.At any rate you need to be evaluated by your doctor who would better direct your care ...Read more

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Had 2 viral infections back to back still have second. Lungs sound clear but short of breath worse when laying down.scared it's myocarditis?

Get it checked out: If short of breath, then best to get it checked out by a primary care physician or cardiologist. Still far and away the greater likelihood is that the infection has given you temporary respiratory impairment. But a health care professional can assist you in determining whether or not you have developed a bacterial superinfection worthy of antibiotics, or if you need an echocardiogram. ...Read more