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Do I need to go to the hospital ?

For the past few days, I've been having breathing problems when lying down & conscious, & during deep sleep, I've had to wake up & gasp for air & couldn't breathe. Right now, I'm having trouble breathing. Yes, I'm 5'2" & approximately 275 lbs., but my psychiatric medications, depression, & stress caused me to gain weight. One of my brothers is so mentally abusive that he told me that dying of obesity is a stupid way to die, & that he's not ready to go to another funeral. It's NOT MY fault I'm obese. Now, I'm 23 yrs. old & he threatened to tell my FORMER foster mother to get a rescue team for me. Why is he trying to stress me out & scare me, enough for me to have an increased risk of death by a heart attack or stroke? I already had 2 strokes @ the age of 5. I tried to tell my biological mom what he said, & she didn't want to hear it, but I have to hear her babble about my other brother & talk a hole in my head & she's a motor mouth who won't shut up.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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Hi,
you require to attend the psychiatrist and some change of treatment as your depression becomes chronic as you gets ideas of dying and emotionally disturbed.
Unnecessary ideas coming in your mind.
so consult your psychiatrist as soon as possible.
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If when you lie down at night you can't breathe, you need to get to the hospital now!! It sounds like you are going into congestive heart failure. this is not funny. I should know, I've have had heart failure for the last 10 years, so I know the symptoms and it has nothing to do with your weight. The fact that you had 2 strokes at 5 lets me know that you have some kind of cardio issue. Get to the emergency room now!!
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