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I have pain in my lungs and also trouble while taking breath

I am a 31 yr old female, My back hurts soo bad in my lung area and i find myself gasping for air i went to the ER a few days ago all bloodwork, EKG ,stess test all came back normal, i do have copd and asthma and i am a current smoker trying to quit! Could the pain in my back mean my lungs are failing? i have severe anxiety and this scares me. also i have diahrea, nausea , dizziness and because of the feeling of not getting enough air is making my anxiety worse. I do have a fracture in my spine area but i have had this for awhile and JUST now getting the breathing problems, also i am on a bi pap with 2 liters 02 at night and i believe its too much air going into my lungs since i have lost soo much weight in the last year! about 40 lbs but i am still 75 lbs overweight
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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The breathing problem could be related to your anxiety which can contribute to all symptoms but this could not be the only cause. It would be wise to follow what ever advice was offered in such a situation to make you feel better. You need to stop smoking as it can cause severe problems other than COPD. Prevent hyperventilating which can make you dizzy and faint. Get on the oxygen for some relief. You need to be on proper treatment for your anxiety dear, from your Pshychiatrist. It is of utmost importance.
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