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Headache, sore jaw, blood on pillow in morning, cough, breathing problem, pleurisy

I have been waking up with spots of blood on my pillow. My wife says I often cough and stop breathing and wake up gasping like I ve been under water for a few minutes. I wake up with headaches and my teeth and jaw are sore. I m about 6 foot, 175 lbs, and have had to ER visits over the last 5 years with a diagnosis of pleurisy . I ve seen doctors, dentists, and sleep specialists, but I haven t had any relief.
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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Thanks for posting query to HCM.
Cough at night with breathlessness may be due to both respiratory as well as cardiac disease. you have got normal weight with a body mass index of 23.7 kg/m2 .
What I feel is you must get your cardiac status tested with a cardiologist and along with you need to do a simple breathing test called spirometry to rule out any obstructive airway disease.

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Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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