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What causes difficulty breathing?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Nov 2014
Question: Since last night it felt harder to breathe. Ive had a cold feeling on my forehead, feels literally like an ice cube on it, headache, off center and then when i went to bed, i noticed my left nostril felt weird when i was breathing. What is this and how does this happen?
I took pictures bc when i breathe my left nostril almost completely closes. Should i be really concerned?
Bio: ive had brain scan to rule out tumors or stroke a month ago bc i have this come and go tightness on the left side of my face.
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Answered by Dr. Sabyasachi Das (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hello, thanks for posting in healthcaremagic.

The symptoms that you have mentioned does not fit into any diagnosis. There is no single organic disease giving rise to all this symptoms.

I feel you are suffering from excessive anxiety or depression which is getting manifested in so many weird symptoms.

I would suggest you to socialise more. Get involved in pleasure giving activities like sports movies shopping etc. U can take meficines like Tab typlin 20 1 tab at bed time daily. This will help.

Take lots of colourful fruits and vegetables which contains lots of mineral vitamins and antioxidents.

Lastly make friends and be confident of yourself.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sabyasachi Das (5 minutes later)
So you feel the nostril thing will subside then? Yes ive had agreat amount of stress lately
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Answered by Dr. Sabyasachi Das (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
i think so

Detailed Answer:
U can use otrivin nasal drop for some relief. But I feel every problem that you are having is rooted some where witj your stress. You can also personally visit a psychiatrist who can greatly help you to over come stress.

You can visit someone personally and no one has to know.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sabyasachi Das (6 minutes later)
Thanks for your insight. Ive been having a lot of weird symptoms over the past couple of months but ive had a ton of stress. My facial tightness and burning comes and goes, it feels like every time i breathe im outside in the cold and it is odd. Ive seen my PCP and she doesnt even know
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Answered by Dr. Sabyasachi Das (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
hope this will help.

Detailed Answer:
Feel free to contact whenever needed.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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What causes difficulty breathing?

Brief Answer: anxiety Detailed Answer: Hello, thanks for posting in healthcaremagic. The symptoms that you have mentioned does not fit into any diagnosis. There is no single organic disease giving rise to all this symptoms. I feel you are suffering from excessive anxiety or depression which is getting manifested in so many weird symptoms. I would suggest you to socialise more. Get involved in pleasure giving activities like sports movies shopping etc. U can take meficines like Tab typlin 20 1 tab at bed time daily. This will help. Take lots of colourful fruits and vegetables which contains lots of mineral vitamins and antioxidents. Lastly make friends and be confident of yourself. Hope this helps.