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Shortness of breath, chest and back pain, diarrhea. Anxiety or pneumonia?

Ok i have been short of breathe and my upper body chest and back are in pain like pulled muscles but i havent did anything to pull a muscle thought it was anxiety but its hard on me breathing and this has been going on for 6 days and i also have me please people are syaing it might be pneumonia and i hade double pneumonia when i was younger
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks For Your Question. First Thing You Have To Do Is Keep Yourself Hydrated As You Have Loose Motions, Drink ORS Solution And Antibiotic Related To This Disease. Eat Bioactive Curd, juice, soup. About Chest If You Are In Doubt, Do The Chest X Ray. It Will Show You Reason Why But If It Is Clear, Need TB Test To Confirm The Other Diagnose. Sure Soon Things Will Be Fine Otherwise I Am Here To Help You. Get Well Soon.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nupur K's  Response
Hello chharris3,

Welcome to the forum. Your symptoms are indicating that you need to get yourself thoroughly investigated. Shortness of breath ( dysnea) that you have been experiencing can be due to various causes like any lung disease ( COPD), asthma, since you have a previous history of having pneumonia, you need to get radiology done. X-Ray chest to diagnose or rule out ant disease.

Shortness of breath may be experienced when airflow into your lungs ( through the bronchioles ) are insufficient. If this is the cause you need to get physiotherapy done and increase your lung capacity. Your treatment will also include some vital medications ( antibiotics, anti-oxidants, antihistaminics, and medicines lke deriphylline to do away with bronchospasm ), you may need to get your blood tests done also to help you get relief from your problems.

For the back pain change your mattress and take some muscle relaxant. You can spray or apply a painkiller locally for relief, till you see a doctor.

Eat well, take care of your diet and do not neglect your self. Health is wealth, take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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