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Wed, Aug 14 5:05pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

I also forgot to mention that my doctor recommended me to drink some alkaline water. It's pretty much at every store, but it is a little pricey. She said it will help balance the ph in your stomach and it's filled with great electrolytes, so I'm also trying this out!

Wed, Aug 14 5:01pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

I'm taking one 40mg capsule at night so all at once. Yes, my doctor gave me a prescription for this. I will definitely send some updates on here as I continue with it!!

Wed, Aug 14 10:59am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

I went and saw a pulmonologist a couple days ago and my doctor thought right away that I had asthma. I did the asthma test and passed it with flying colors so no asthma. He still said to try using an inhaler since he has no idea what it could be. I won't be doing that I don't think. I went to my ENT doctor yesterday and they diagnosed me with silent reflux by using a camera to see down my throat! She said all of our symptoms can be caused by this as other people here have stated. I've start taking Omeprazole 40mg every night when I'm going to bed. I really hope this will help me figure this out!!! I'm having high hope right now.

Fri, Aug 9 11:41am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

No, I have not had any chest x-rays or CT scans. I think I might look into getting these done and seeing a pulmonologist and GI. It’s just that this is an awful time for my as I go back to my out of state college where I have no medical doctors or anything in about a week. So I just don’t know what to do at the moment. @merpreb

Fri, Aug 9 11:07am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Hi all! I have just finished reading this whole thread. I also have all of these exact symptoms. I am a 20 year old female who is healthy and I also play college soccer and am about to return to school. So this situation is very scary for me. I started noticing this "air hunger" on June 28, so I've had it for about 6 weeks. I first noticed this happening while I was on my cruise trip and we were in Puerto Rico. We went snorkeling that day and a little bit after that I noticed this breathing thing occurring. I have to "fight" to get a breath, I crave that deep satisfying breath, I can only sometimes get that deep breath, I normally try to get the deep breath through my mouth (I don't know why but it makes it easier it seems), I also have chest/heart pain that is on my left side and makes me want to try to massage my heart, I have had a fast heart rate from this which I think is just caused by anxiety bc of not being able to breathe right. I have had all bloodwork done and everything seems fine. I have had a lot of heart exams done as well. I wore a heart monitor for 2 weeks and everything seems fine. I have an average heart rate of 90 which is higher than it used to be. I have a feeling I'm dealing with some anxiety because of these symptoms, but I don't believe it is causing it. I have not seen a pulmonologist, ENT, or GI. My doctors all are trying to write this off as I know most of you have experienced also. They are trying to pin it on stress and anxiety of course. I was prescribed lexapro which is an anti-depressant and anxiety medication. I am very hesitant to try it as messing with my neurotransmitters scares me a lot and I don't believe this will fix the problem. I also have a therapy appointment in a few weeks. Have any of you tried anxiety medication or therapy to help this? I am wondering if it is mainly a mental thing as all of us have gone through so many examinations and all come back normal. Let's please keep this forum going, so we can maybe solve this!! Please give me any advice 🙂

Fri, Aug 9 10:55am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Hi! Has the lexapro helped your breathing symptoms?

Fri, Aug 9 12:36am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Hi! I have been having all these symptoms just like yourself and everyone else here. My primary doctor also prescribed me Lexapro. Did you end up taking this medication? Please let me know!!! 🙂