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This is probably going to look like me pulling a stunt, but I assure you it isn't. I simply don't know what else to do right now but write this down somewhere.

 

To cut a long story short, I can't breathe properly, and its not the asthma (which I have, but this is something different). After last night, it feels like my lung capacity is down to 25%. Every time i take my focus off breathing my body wakes me up because its like im not getting enough oxygen or something. I've been up for at least 24 hours now, and now I'm shaking all over and my hands arms and practically my whole body is tingling. I'm having enough trouble hitting the keys to type this right now. And it feels like i'm only half there, everything is slightly hazy, and i feel exhausted.

Basically, it feels like my body is falling apart.

 

I'm leaving to catch a train back home from canterbury for the weekend in20 minuts for several reasons, but I also have a coldplay concert to go to on saturday and right now i feel like i simply am not in a fit state to go to it. I'm going to call up my GP later today even though last time 3 years ago I consulted him he was just putting it down to asthma (because this problem isn't really new, it just got 10x worse). So yeah, i dont have high hopes for him fixing this problem anytime soon. I just want to know why the hell this is happening to me and what the hell it is so at least i go go seek out some information on wiki or something so i can take it from there. But I just feel so helpless right now.

 

I really can't type anymore, its taken long enough to type this out, but I probably won't be in a fit state to go back to using a computer anytime soon. I don't really expect any sympathy or advice, I wouldn't know what to say myself anyway. I wish that I can edit this thread in a few days and pretend this never happened. but I just had to write this down somewhere because quite frankly, I'm scared. :sad:

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Hi dear Zemy,

This sounds awfull to go through ! It reminds when I had hyperventilation years ago, on a regular basis. It was incapacitating and full of anguish. And it came back regularly. Until I understood it was a nervous condition and there is something to do about it.

Hopefully your GP will help!

For me it is only when I could apply yoga breathing on time that it stopped, and in time did not come back anymore. As soon as my heart started to beat faster I would breathe to my belly and find a rithm that is comfortable. Then the tingling , stiffness in limbs and pain in chest would recease. I hope you find a way to help very soon.

I really hope you get over this for good.

Keep faith

Lauren.

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Dude, i totally feel the same from time to time!

Sometimes i'm already sleeping and i wake up crying, exhausted, with my heart beating so fucken fast and i can't feel my arms, and my mouth. I went to the hospital few times, made blood exams, cardio exams, etc, and nothing. It's really weird. And sometimes i'm totally ok, for example in the bus going to uni, and suddenly my heart starts beating out of control and i just feel like throwing up and faint right there.

Hope u can solve that :(

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This is probably going to look like me pulling a stunt, but I assure you it isn't. I simply don't know what else to do right now but write this down somewhere.

 

To cut a long story short, I can't breathe properly, and its not the asthma (which I have, but this is something different). After last night, it feels like my lung capacity is down to 25%. Every time i take my focus off breathing my body wakes me up because its like im not getting enough oxygen or something. I've been up for at least 24 hours now, and now I'm shaking all over and my hands arms and practically my whole body is tingling. I'm having enough trouble hitting the keys to type this right now. And it feels like i'm only half there, everything is slightly hazy, and i feel exhausted.

Basically, it feels like my body is falling apart.

 

I'm leaving to catch a train back home from canterbury for the weekend in20 minuts for several reasons, but I also have a coldplay concert to go to on saturday and right now i feel like i simply am not in a fit state to go to it. I'm going to call up my GP later today even though last time 3 years ago I consulted him he was just putting it down to asthma (because this problem isn't really new, it just got 10x worse). So yeah, i dont have high hopes for him fixing this problem anytime soon. I just want to know why the hell this is happening to me and what the hell it is so at least i go go seek out some information on wiki or something so i can take it from there. But I just feel so helpless right now.

 

I really can't type anymore, its taken long enough to type this out, but I probably won't be in a fit state to go back to using a computer anytime soon. I don't really expect any sympathy or advice, I wouldn't know what to say myself anyway. I wish that I can edit this thread in a few days and pretend this never happened. but I just had to write this down somewhere because quite frankly, I'm scared. :sad:

 

 

Stop being scared & be proactive. I know how scary it is, but your best option now is to head for A&E, & forget the GP. They can assess you in A&E, and if they think it is the asthma they'll either try you on a reliever & see if that works, or hook you straight up to the nebuliser. And if they think its not, they'll be able to run tests to sort you out.

 

If you don't feel like that, the other option is to ring NHS direct. You'll speak to a receptionist, who'll refer you to a nurse, who'll put you on to a doctor. If they feel from what you say that its urgent, they'll tell you to go to hospital. Which is why I suggested A&E first, saves you struggling for breath for too much longer & having to try to explain everything on the phone. Plus, with breathing problems, you generally get triaged at A&E to a higher priority anyway.

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Zemy, I hope they find out whats wrong with you. I remember having this thing that was similar when I was seven where my windpipe was closing up for whatever reason and I wsa suffucating because I could get enough air. I was in hospital for at least a week on medication and a drip. The reason Im telling you this is, don't take you chances, see a doc., or go to hospital. I hope everything gets better soon.

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oh my god, semy. this is why you haven't been around.

 

i hope by the time that i talk to you next you've been to the hospital, because this doesn't sound like a GP thing. i hope they know exactly what it is and how to fix it, because you're kinda freaking me out. anything with not getting enough air means you need to get to the ER as soon as possible. you better be there. i'm webMD-ing this, but it's not like i can really talk to you about what i'm finding anyway.

 

i'm thinking about you, and i hope this all goes away soon. drop me a line when you feel up to it? :\

 

:hug:

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Umm.. Yes! Get some help ASAP!;) My Aunt is on oxygen for emphysema, and she really gets short of breath at times, and I know people who have acute asthma attacks, but better get some professional help ASAP, and see a knowledgeable specialist. It could also be from an allergic reaction to something - lots of triggering mechanisms.. But yea, go see a doc rightaway!

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hi.. :hug:

 

i know i don't really know you, but, i'm so sorry this is happening to you.. i know how it feels to not be able to breathe, i probably haven't experienced anything near the hell you're going through, but i really believe you have to keep your hopes up that everything is going to be ok. because nobody can encourage you to keep fighting more than you can encourage yourself. and i probably sound like a public service announcement or something of the sort. but i just really want you to be ok emotionally so you can get through all of this with more ease.

aand. now i feel the need to say something cheesy like.. "everything is not lost."

heh..

 

 

and plus i see you have your friends here that love you. :)

i reallyeallyreally hope everything works out for you. ♥

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Semy, this is in really bad taste.

But I wanted to post it anyways. Hopefully you can have a little chuckle about it. I know you appreciate Radiohead...and wouldn't mean this in a mean way.

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdFTNy_UTGU]YouTube - Radiohead Exit Music live (high audio quality)[/ame]

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I'm really sorry for freaking everyone out :sad:.

 

Just to say, I did pretty much go to A&E straight away, I didn't even get to read past the first comment before packing away my laptop to catch the train to my home town (but thanks for the advice and concern though :nice:). So I didn't waste any time, just so you know. Unfortunately, after several general tests and a quick Xray, they could find nothing suspicious at all. But the doctor I saw seemed to be the first that actually understood the symptoms i was describing. He's written a note detailing the problem so my GP can refer my to a respiratory specialist on monday, and I'm HOPING that within a few weeks they can start to see what the hell is wrong with me.

 

Despite my visit to the hospital though, my breathing condition is still pretty much the same - no tingling or numbness or shaking since yesterday, but breathing is still an effort, and uncomfortable. I'll live, though, but I just hope the specialist(s) can get to the bottom of this.

 

Well I don't really want to dwell on the subject seeing as my first post was probably more than enough to deal with, so thanks for your comforting words and for putting up with such a depressing post, and hopefully i won't feel compelled to make another thread like this out of desperation.

 

- Semy

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