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Right... so I'm going to try my luck maybe one of you might know.

I'm a 23 years old male without a month and I've had this problem since I was 12-13 years old. Sometimes it faded for a while sometimes it came back. Now it's back and no doctor gave me a certain answer.

When I was borned apparently my neurons are quite agitated. I had at 3 years old a kind of epilepsy, but not that kind you might think. My iris started.. jumping. Basically I saw the furniture started jumping around, everything and at a poin I saw it upside down. My doctors said it was a minor epilepsy.

Nowadays it (apparently) evolved into a breathing problem.
Time to time I get a suffocation feeling in my throat and which I can't control it at all. I try to breath normaly and sometimes it fades away. Moost of the time, I need to take deep or very deep breaths or cough pretty loud(dry, no blood,no septum, nothing).

And this goes on and on for years! I need help.


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replied August 24th, 2015
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A53575
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the difficulty in breathing. Difficulty in breathing or shortness in breath is called dyspnea. It can be due to many causes, important ones being:

1) Pulmonary or lung causes like asthma, upper airway obstruction, pneumonia etc
2) Cardiac or heart problems like heart arrthyhmias, cardiomyopathy or heart failure
3) Anemia
4) Epiglottitis
5) Generalized anxiety disorder
6) Guillain-Barre syndrome
7) Myasthenia gravis

You need a detailed and comprehensive workup done to confirm the causes. The primary investigations which need to be done are hemoglobin levels, ECG, chest x-rays, CT chest and maybe Echocardiography heart. Other tests include spirometry, pulse oximetry and exercise treadmill testing.

You should consult a chest physician and get these investigations done. Treatment depends on the confirmation of diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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replied August 14th, 2015
I want to add the fact that doctors did analyze me and said my lungs are healthy. My heart as well, only but the pulse is a bit accelerated.

They say it's because the mind provokes me this suffocation. What should I do?
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