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What causes shortness of breath along with dry cough?

For the last month, I find myself starving for air. I ve had a productive AND dry cough for a year. I usually exercise twice a week and play tennis once a week. But, now, the smallest task has me fatigued and panting for air. The phlegm is white: others have asked. My heart seems a bit different lately. Usually, it feels sound and strong. Now, it seems some-what labored and when I m lying down, there s a mild, mild ache that I assume is an overused pectorial muscle on my left side (I m left-handed). And a couple of times, last week I felt disoriented for about five to ten seconds. I take albuterol for asthma; Spiriva Respimat 2x2.5mcg once daily; Glipizide 10mg and Metformin 500mg--both twice a day; Losartan 25mg once daily; Robaxin for neck-shoulder spasm; Testosterone 100mg injection once per week. I was in great health until Agent Orange kicked in about fifteen years ago. (I m 68yo.)
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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shortness of breath it is not possible to specify the c rerecord and coronary insufficiency. ecg can be taken and cardiologist canbe shown it for analysis it is not connected activity of pectoral muscleitmaynot be posible to specify activity of pectoral muscle except ultrasound. without reason you are arriving at diagnosis ataxia due to involvment of medulla oblongata pectoralis major muscle is attached to deltoid it help in attachment of arm with trunk clavicular part treatment of metformin losartan inj testosterone is not helpful for fertility or vigour
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