Orthopnoea, smoking addiction - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
how can i help you
User : So you're a real, licensed doctor?
proceed with your problems
User : I have breathing problems. Sometimes I wake up at night gasping for air, sometimes I wake up and all I need is a glass of cold water to feel as though I can breathe again.
The problem hits at various points through out the day.
your age and occupation
User : It usually seems to be triggered by stress or anxiety.
I'm almost 19, and I'm a Domino's delivery driver.
are you obese?
No, I'm 5 foot 10 and weigh about 150
I can also never EVER sleep with my mouth closed. I can NOT breathe adequately through my nose while sleeping.
does any of your parents have heart problems
None that they've been diagnosed with.
So no, to my knowledge, they do not.
Doctor : k
do you get chest pain?
User : Only when I get heart burn. Other than that, no. My chest just feels heavy.
do you have the same breathing prob in day time also
do you smoke or consume alchohol
I also have to sigh deeply every 5 minutes or so. It makes it feel as though it refreshes my lungs so I can continue breathing
I do smoke, and I only drink on occassion.
since how many yrs u r smoking
how many cig per day/
User : I've been smoking for about 3 years and anywhere from 5 to 15 cigarettes a day.
do you have cough or evening fever or weight loss in recent past
No. I don't have a coughing problem. And no for both of those other questions.
Better get 1 spirometry test for breathing capacity analysis
and get back to us with the reports
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