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Lungs feel heavy & full of cement

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Hello, I'm a 19 year old female. My lungs ache constantly, and give off a sharp pain when I try to breathe. They feel heavy all the time, like they're full of cement. It gets worse with activity, especially with physical activity. As for my headache, my head pounds, kinda like thunder. Its really achy all over and causes me nausea. I'm always coughing up flem. I have recently came into contact with several people at work who had pneumonia since I am in retail. Help?
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replied February 21st, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

From the history provided the exact cause affecting you cannot be determined without a physical examination and additional investigations.

You might need tests including a Chest Xray, CT scan , pulmonary function tests, complete blood counts (to rule out anemia).

The conditions that can cause symptoms as in you include pneumonitis, musculoskeletal pain, panic attacks, etc.

You might consider consulting your treating doctor for additional information and further treatment.

I hope this helps.

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