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Hard time breathing, help?

Asked by xStarlightx (416points) October 6th, 2011

So for the past two days I’ve been having a really hard time breathing. I’ll list my symptoms.

- Can’t take a deep breath
– Coughing for no reason, no mucus at all
– If I walk more then a few feet I get winded.
– Wheezing
– If I inhale I have a sharp pain in the left center of my chest
– The pain has significantly increased.
– I’ve taken my inhaler and it hasn’t worked.

Now I have had Pulmonary Embolisms before so I am very worried it could be something like that again but then again I don’t want to rush to the ER if I have nothing to worry about. I’ve also have had a lot of swelling in my left leg, I’ve had DVT in my left leg too so I don’t know if its all related to one another.

Should I go to the ER? I don’t currently have a doctor I can see.

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21 Answers

Judi's avatar

Yes. Go to the ER.

jrpowell's avatar

Oh god. Get to the ER ASAP. I have went to the ER for less. They won’t be mad.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Please, go to the ER. This is the perfect example of what it’s for.

augustlan's avatar

ER, now. Please.

And please keep us posted. We’ll worry about you!

xStarlightx's avatar

I’m trying to find a ride there but everyone is asleep and I don’t want to wake up my mom because she has work in the morning x.x;

Judi's avatar

I am sure your mom would rather take you to the ER than find you dead or unconscious in the morning.

jrpowell's avatar

Wake her the fuck up or steal money from her purse to call a cab.

augustlan's avatar

If I were your mom, I’d want to be woken up. Otherwise, call an ambulance.

dreamwolf's avatar

Sounds like diabetes doing something, go to the ER RIGHT NOW! Before they have to sever a leg.

Bellatrix's avatar

I do hope this young woman is on the way to the hospital.

Bellatrix's avatar

If hospitals where she is are like hospitals where I am, three hours is not long enough to pass before we get an update. Be a few hours.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

Doctor time!

ashley2011's avatar

Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if breathing difficulty comes on suddenly or seriously interferes with your breathing.

YoBob's avatar

To echo everyone else:


augustlan's avatar


xStarlightx's avatar

Thank you for all of your answers and support, Fluther family <3 It turns out that I had an infection that was compromising my breathing and also making me very week and tired. They have me on Keflax (sp?) and I’m to take that four times a day. They also gave me pain medication to help with my chest and leg pain. A few of my test were elevated and it turns out I even had a fever and I didn’t even realize it till I got there. I’m so sorry for not responding sooner, they kept me for a few days and to be honest I’ve just been sleeping a lot. They also have me on oxygen so I can take deeper breaths. If you all have any more questions please feel free to ask and again thank you all so much <3

Judi's avatar

So glad you went!!

Bellatrix's avatar

No worries on the delay in getting back to us. We were all just worried about you. Good you are on the road to being well again.

augustlan's avatar

I’m so glad you went in, and are on the mend now. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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