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About 3 weeks ago, i started to experience symptoms id never had before. I had trouble breathing, almost to the point where i was gasping for air. My lungs hurt/felt sore, my chest was tight. I had some sinus blockage and the nasty green/yellow phlegm coming up. No cough and no fever. It got so bad i went to the ER ad they did the blood tests and ECG. Both looked good. I took a few chest x-ray's and the doctor said i had pneumonia. I'm guessing it was the viral kind because i didnt have a fever and really only had the sinus blockage and pressure plus the chest and breathing problems. The doc gave me a weeks worth of cipro. I started to feel better towards the end of the cycle of anti-biotic but not really 100%. About a week passed and the problems came back. I woke up in the middle of the night and ended up going back to the ER (different place). Yes i know racking up the bills lol. They didnt do any blood work and but put me on breathing treatments (nebulizer) and took x-rays. This time i was told no pneumonia, even though i felt the way i had the first time. Was told it was bronchitis and was given no anti-biotics and just an inhaler.

Anyway, i ended up going to my family doctor as a follow up and was put on zthromiacin/max (spelling) for a 5 day cycle because i still had a very tough time breathing and thought even with bronchitis anti-biotics was the best route.

Today, i feel as i did before. It comes and goes in spurts but there are times, more often than not, where my lungs feel very sore and heavy. I've had sinus headaches and it feels like my throat is tight. No fever, no cough and i cant get any mucus/phlegm up. I do get that weakness and the pins and needles feeling through my arms and legs here and there. I get very winded while doing things that normally wouldnt wind me.

My family has allergy problems and my mother has had asthma for her entire life bu t ive never had a problem. I'm in decent shape, 25 and generally very healthy. I do have heartburn but don't really think its connected. Is it possible i could be getting adult asthma? With no other real glaring symptoms is it possible that i could still have an infection in my lungs (pnuemonia/bronchitis).
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replied May 17th, 2009
Exact Same Symptoms
Wow, that is crazy to see this post on here. I have been feeling this exact way. I am a 25 year old healthy male (atleast i hope so). I used to smoke and quit in January (2009) and about a month or so back i started feeling like i had a weight on my chest constantly and am getting winded doing stuff that shouldn't wind someone like me. I feel a little discomfort in the chest, my throat feels a little tight, and i feel like i constantly have to keep track and think about when to breath. I also feel like i have to hock a loogie but nothin ever comes up. Although i can put it in the back of my mind when i am busy but most other times it seems to be there all day every day. My doctor first wrote it off because i have a slight anxiety problem (by the way valum helps alot when it gets real bad during an attack). After it didn't go away and constant complaining by me he put me on albuterol (inhaler) and azithromyacin (5-day/250mg). I have one more day before the antibiotics supposedly will stop working and i feel the same. Kind feel lost and not sure what it is, just want it to be over with. Let me know if you figure it out. good luck.
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replied February 11th, 2010
constantly gasping for air,hawk up loogies,feeling of passing ou
I know yall are looking for an answer and I hate to say it but I have had the same problems as well, except worse. I have been having this problem for about 2 and a half years now. It has got way worse. I have been to the ER several times, had x-rays, reg doctor and care now. I have been told the same things, Asthma, Bronchitis, Allergies, pneumonia, you name it. I have tried everything. It will be bad for about a week, then go away for about a week. Sometimes longer sometimes shorter. Except now I have started to feel like I am going to pass out or die. Also, after every few hours I finally get a hard ball of dried mucus stuck behind the thing that dangles in the back of my throat. I literally have to scrape it out myself and it takes about 30 min bec it seriously gets stuck. Also from all the constant hawking up I have to do (which is sometimes worthless) my throat gets so dry and freezing cold to where it is irritable to breath. I feel like I am going to throw up sometimes, and my stomach even gets swolen. I need an answer or suggestions badly b/c I am worried sick. I am only a 23 year old women and I know there has got to be something seriously wrong I just need to find out what it is and hope its not too late to treat. Please if anyone has any idea besides the things I listed let me know. Could I have a heart problem, cancer anxiety?
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replied May 9th, 2010
You guys need to see a pulmonoligist ( lung respiratory doc). Likely need singulair and an inhaler you take everyday for maintinence ( Asmanex or another similar) plus a rescue inhaler like Xopanex or albuterol. Was nonstop with my asthmatic children until they were put on similar treatment. HTH!Suffering with Allergic bronchitis myself due to the windy weather and allergies.
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replied September 8th, 2010
Allergies
Yup, I started developing heartburn when i was 25 after I got over that... I started getting all the time,turns out to be chronic sinus infections... went to the allergist and results were: I have severe "really really bad allergies" (what my doctor wrote on my file in capital letters). I never had a problem before. The shock was I went to an allergist and I was allergic to everything but food. The highest on the list was cats, which I had one since I was born (even slept in the crib with me) and my current cat sleeps in the same bed as well. Puzzling I say, or sucks getting older
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replied November 5th, 2011
Sore lungs helped by humidifier
I have mild asthma from the mold a bad window installer caused in my house. When my lungs get sore from high winds coming into my drafty house or being outside (lots of gas wells & car pollution), I fire up the humidifier & in a few hours I have relief. You'd be surprised how dry the air is (in TX anyway) &, even w/o asthma, it really helps to get the humidity up just under 50%. Don't go over that tho. I also get relief when it rains which was a big clue for getting a humidifier.
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replied January 9th, 2012
Boy oh boy
This is what is wrong with your crazy US health system. In the UK we go to the ear, nose and throat specialist - for free - and get diagnosed. I had these symptoms a while back and it was a chest infection, related to a seasonal sinus infection... but who knows with you. Go and see you doctor and stay away from interweb diagnosis it's dangerous.
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replied January 16th, 2012
Yes the health system in the U.S. has become crazy since our current president forced the same crap that you have down our throats. Socialism works great if you like staying broke. I look forward to seeing an ENT person for free, as soon they will being getting their degrees from a local community college. Can't wait for that indeed... Seems to me the "interweb" will be a much safer alternative, and basicly "free" as you seem to like for everything to be.
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replied May 26th, 2012
Don't be an idiot! The best trained doctors and nurses in the world are trained here! Just because you don't understand a system does not make it bad it just makes you ignorant! Go see your doctor if you can afford one Smile
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replied May 26th, 2012
Don't be an idiot! The best trained doctors and nurses in the world are trained here! Just because you don't understand a system does not make it bad it just makes you ignorant! Go see your doctor if you can afford one Smile
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replied February 9th, 2013
Bad news - very few people make enough income to become rich. No form of government allows for most people become rich. Now if you are talking about being just above broke - yes, this exists. Every so often, if people are willing to joi the ranks of the circus master, then you are allowed to make a substantial amount of money. You will not see yourself in this light - but there is no amount of money in the world that can make everybody wealthy. If you were part of the group of few you are truly wealthy, then you would make your philanthropic endeavors in land conservation, public education, government programs, libraries, books, tv/movies, news stations, newspapers. This is the best form of control and you are untouchable because very few people know about who is actually owners of our banking system, our education system, and all systems with complex regulations, curriculums, agendas. Only in our solidarity of acknowedging these undercurrents are the many able to live comfortably - the ISMs, socialism, capitalism, etc are ways to keep you and me busy while the few - no matter what ism exists - continue to live and make decisions in our countries. If you want to know who is behind these undercurrents - look to those entities, families, that have been around for a LONG time, not a guy who is there for 4 t 8 years. And be careful, the "precious" ring of wealth is hard to resist and can only thrive when there are enough people to serve it.
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replied June 26th, 2012
I bumped into ur form
Did u ever find out what it was am haveing the same thing
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replied April 12th, 2013
I'm 20 and my lungs and chest hurts so bad every night I feel likk I can't say a sentence without weakness in my chest I do smoke and can not quit I played football and basketball was very active I just need anwsers
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replied January 11th, 2014
sore lungs
I was diagnosed with Pleurisy. Inflammation of the linings around the lungs and it felt like what you are describing! but then another doctor treated me for pneumonia and the symptoms went away... so? who knows! LOL
But in the winter time i have to take extra special care of my breathing with a humidifier and mucinex if i get a chest cold. I develop bronchitis and pneumonia easily.
WELL I have a horrendous chest cold I am fighting off with a homemade elixir- boiling water poured over sliced lemon, honey, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and apple cider vinegar. Works pretty good but hasn't totally cleared me up yet. So I am thinking about doing a H202 inhalant. Some say it is risky and others say it has saved their lives and cured these lung condition for good!
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