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Hello, was at the grocery store when suddenly it felt

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hello, was at the grocery store when suddenly it felt like my lungs were being crushed, symptoms off and on and lasted about 10 minutes
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done ecg, 2d echo and chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should get done ecg, 2d echo and chest x ray to rule out heart and lung diseases.
Please let me know if you have diabetes or hypertension.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Thanks for your prompt reply. Should have mentioned a lifetime of asthma, COPD and Sleep Apnia. I no longer have the machine, due to lack of insurance I have returned it.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get done ecg and 2d echo.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Since you have untreated sleep apnea, you should definitely get done ecg and 2d echo to rule out heart diseases.
Do you smoke?
Are you taking inhalers?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Unfortunately I do smoke, probably 5 to 6 cigarettes a day, I've been trying to ween myself of them. Yes I do 2 puffs of Symbicort daily.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should quit smoking.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
In my opinion, you should definitely quit smoking as soon as possible. There is no other alternative.
You should also get done chest x ray and PFT along with ecg and 2d echo.
Please let me know
1. Do you still have that feeling?
2. What is your recent spirometry?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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