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Chest Pain & Breathing issues

 
 
Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 08:11 am
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to come here to ask for some information.

21 year old, Male

Back in January I had an incident where I had a bad cold and was sent to the ER because I had difficulty breathing. I was given a shot for allergy that was supposedly causing a swelling in my neck blocking my air way.

Didn't follow up since I felt normal the next days.

Fast forward a couple of months and I've been having this weird feeling in my back whenever I sit in certain positions. I've also been getting severe chest pain throughout the days and also having some breathing issues. I feel as if I have liquid inside my throat, but whenever I cough it's a dry one. It's at a point that I also feel exhausted from all these symptoms and is starting to become nauseated.

I've been going to my Dr, she claims she hears no issue with my lungs. Had some bloodtest to determine if I was allergic to something, this came negative a couple of days ago. I was prescribed an inhaler since she claims I have asthma. I've been taking the inhaler twice a day for the past 3 days, but the symptoms are only getting worse.

My Dr is currently on vacation for about 2 weeks.

Can anyone try to help me out or point me in the right direction?
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 08:19 am
@dylan987,
Find another doctor. Don't wait for doctor to return.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 08:36 am
@Ragman,
That, or call the office and ask to speak to the replacement doctor. MD's that I've known with various medical practices always have another doctor on call.

Ragman's advice may be the better choice.
dylan987
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 09:31 am
@Ragman,
Thank you for your reply.

I went to my Dr's office to see if there was another Dr on call, there was.

I went to his office and spoke to the secretary and explained to her my situation, since you usually don't get attended if you call days ahead of time for an appointment.

Although the Dr didn't see me, he did change my medication to a less harsh one, claiming that the one I was using was too harsh and is actually not a good inhaler. Within the hour I will have the new medicine/inhaler.

The old one was "Ventolin Cfkvr 200do+in"

I was told if my condition doesn't improve by this evening to go to the Dr on call's office again.
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dylan987
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 09:33 am
@ossobucotemp,
Thank you for your reply.

I went to my Dr's office to see if there was another Dr on call, there was.

I went to his office and spoke to the secretary and explained to her my situation, since you usually don't get attended if you call days ahead of time for an appointment.

Although the Dr didn't see me, he did change my medication to a less harsh one, claiming that the one I was using was too harsh and is actually not a good inhaler. Within the hour I will have the new medicine/inhaler.

The old one was "Ventolin Cfkvr 200do+in"

I was told if my condition doesn't improve by this evening to go to the Dr on call's office again.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2016 09:58 am
@dylan987,
Good!
Let us know how it goes.
SherryDurr
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2016 11:18 pm
@ossobucotemp,
Hi there, I want to suggest you that chest pain and breathing issue can a problem of severe cough you can contact to another doctor who have its specialization.
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natonic
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:31 pm
@dylan987,
Hi,

I am sorry to hear your situation. Looks like you have an asthma.

Asthma is an inflammation and narrowing of the airways that can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Pneumonia is lung inflammation caused by infection. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, chills, sweating, fever, muscle pain, and exhaustion.

Best to get another doctor.

Regards,
Ross
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SimonFarquharson
 
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Reply Sat 12 Nov, 2016 01:09 am
Strange how they would come up with a diagnosis of asthma without doing any sort of pulmonary testing or drug trials, or were there more tests that you simply didn't talk about?
The reason I am saying this is because if it is confirmed as asthma then the issue is finding out which medications to take and possibly which activities/triggers to avoid, but if they are only guessing, and prescribing Ventolin then the medical system there is mighty different than what I'm used to.
There are many other things that can cause chest pain and the problems you mention, so if you don't trust what your doctors are doing or think that they are just not thorough enough then maybe you should find a different doctor, or like others have said, get a referral for a specialist.
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