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Old 01-05-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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COPD?? Lung CANCER??

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As i was smoking, i felt that my lungs got congested. So i told myself that i am gonna quit this bad habit. The following day, i got chest pains, and i was feeling discomfort in my chest for a week. In that week i could only sleep straight as both side of my ribs was in pain. i had chest pains on 25/10/08. While having this discomforts, i went swimming, felt good, then when i was watching tv or something, my lungs feels congested again.

On the 1/11/2008, i went to the hospital, did a ekg,ecg,x-ray all cleared bythe doctors. oxygen level in the lungs are running at full capacity as well. Reason on why went for the check up coz could not stand the congestion anymore. Then on the 6/11/2008, suddenly i had blood in sputum when i spit. it was fresh blood. freaked me out, and i went to see the ENT specialist. he told me that blood is from the nose. He put me on medication. On 10/11/2008, as i was taking out phelgm, when i spit on a tissue paper, i saw two dots of blood. Again i freaked out, went to the ENT specialist and then demanded to do a chest ct scan eventhough he says that it is not needed. It came out negative, good news!!! phew.....Everything was clear.

Then the following days, everyday when i take out phelgm, there is a dot of blood. ( about 10 days this happens ). Then no more dot of blood everyday. So everyday, i have nose congestion now, soemtimes i can breath with both of sides of my nose, usually some part will be congested.

After the ct scan was cleared, i still have pains at the strenum and under the strenum, then on 12/11/08, i went for a massage, this girl massage me and the pain under the strenum dissappeared. The pain at the strenum was still there, but slowly the pain went up and to the side, the pain was now at the chest bone/breast bone. Then my left shoulder blade begin to stiffen up, and now i will always need to move it to be comfortable. When i take deep breaths now, sometimes my left chest/breast bone is like blocking my breathing, then when i move the shoulder blade, then take deep breath, there is no problem. Then i started tonitice that my ribs on left and right started to have strains when i breath, or after eating a full meal or moving. To tell u the truth, now i am not sure whether the strain is a muscular pain or not!!

These days, after this months, i still have breathing difficulties. I can just sit and then feel that my breathing is not well. i need to take deeper breaths, sometimes slightly noisy, unsure if it is due to the nose congestion. Then when i go to gym, i could walk for an hour on a treadmill, speed 6.0. I could climb 20 stories of stairs at my condo. Then i noticed one thing, these days when i got to gym, to walk i get tired faster. Could this be due to the fact that i am not consistently exercising. Also, i did a stress test on 18/12/08, they say taht i am allright. But on the same day, i took a lung function test, teh heart doctor asked me whether i am asmatic? i say no, he asked me twice.On the same day, my mom brought me to see a lung specialist, he told my mom that the result is typical of a smoker. After 3 months i should be better as long as i quit smoking. Yes indeed i am getting better if compared to 25/10/08, but when i talk to people and get tired, my head suddenly yells, is this gonna be COPD?? i can talk to people at times and don;t get tired as well. When i feel anxiety is worst.

I really am depressed now. The guilt, the fear, my physical condition is killing me softly. now and then i always need to strech my upper body to stretch my bones. How do i differentiate muscular pains from those which is not. Soemtimes when i breath my right ribs ( side and back ) will hurt.

What is wrong? My feet is now aching!! I used to have numbness in my arms and feet, now that disappears. So, are this symptoms of COPD?lung cancer? smoking cessation??

 
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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Re: COPD?? Lung CANCER??

i am still having pains at my chest. but it is at the bones i.e chest bones/ribs. sometimes there is totally no pain, then there will be times when there is pain. sometimes feel like can;t breath properly, sometimes feel very well. really don;t know what is wrong!! breathing using my stomach feels better than breathing with the chest.when i laugh, the middle, at the sternum will feel one kind. like pain but not very painful. Feels like the lungs wanna come off!! could this be a lung problem? muscle weak?? nerve problem??

 
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Re: COPD?? Lung CANCER??

hello,

i have stopped smoking since 25/10/08 whereby i had chest pains. altogether as of today, i have not had a ciggaratte for 2 months 19 days. This morning, before i was able to drink water, i coughed, flam came out. tasted blood in my mouth. saw streaks of blood in the spit. then spit again, tasted blood again, this time no streaks of blood. however maybe there is a mixture of blood in the spit taht cannot be seen as i did taste blood. Then, there is no more taste of blood. Can't really recall when was the last time that i had bleeding nose. then i tried to cough more, then there is flam, brownish/black, like stains coming out from my lungs. Question? can the blood be from the lungs? after the coughs, i feel weaker. is this pschological or really there is a lung problem? it has been 2 months 19 days but i have not recovered from this episode of chest pain and lung problem!! is this lung infection taking too long to go away? honestly. do u think that i am gonna have cancer??

 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:44 AM   #4
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Hi,

its me again. i am feeling cold. When i am walking and there is a breeze i feel cold. when i sit at home with no fan turned on, i also feel cold. no fever, no cough, just sometimes clearing throat. breathing has been better tahn 2 over months ago. Sleeping has been good until 2 days ago. Soemtimes when i talk, i still feel tired. a little breathless. my chest sometimes hurt, soemtimes not. probably it is muscular. can be pain for a while then ok for the whole day. When i cough at times, i have to touch the center of my chest at the strenum, feels like my chest wanna come out. is this cancer or copd?? what is wrong with me?

 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #5
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took temperature yesterday, got a mild fever at 38.7 degrees celcius. when i was sleeping my strenum hurt, in the middle, the part that joins the lungs i think. then the pain went down to the acid reflux area. Could feel sourish taste in my mouth. breathing was not very good yesterday. nose all got congested. still feeling cold.

 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:57 AM   #6
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how can i improve my lung fuction, so that the next time i take my lung function test, i hope taht it will be better? or is it no way that the lung can get better?only way is becoming worst?

 
Old 01-18-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Re: COPD?? Lung CANCER??

hi,

i am still feeling cold from the inside. was sitting at home the whole day. thinking...wassup?? i could walk on a threadmill at speed 5.5,6.0,6.5,7.0 intervals of 3 minutes for more than half hr, i could walk at speed of 6.0 for 45 minutes, 5.0 fro 15 minutes to make it a total of 1hr of breeze walking, but when i lie on my right to watch tv, my ribs feels a bit discomfort and then feels like not enuff air in the lungs!! anybody has this kinda symptoms?? what is going on? copd?? lung cancer?? asthma?? somebody, pls reply!! i really need help!!

 
Old 01-21-2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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gosh,

alas the coldness went off. Did some chinese therapy thingy due to heatiness. but now, i still find that my lungs are not up to mark. still have this breathing difficulty. i feel that my lungs are slightly stronger, still not be able to breath like last time. i purposely sing lou today to exersice my lungs, feel that my lungs are tired. not normal.

 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #9
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i am again having breathing difficulty. when i take a deep breath, feels like i am getting balance of the air going thru a sponge. sigh... i am going to die!!

 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:09 AM   #10
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Re: COPD?? Lung CANCER??

hi guys,

i have been coughing for quite sometime, but it is not those loud coughs, everyday. i feel like coughing especially when i take deep breath, makes my lungs wanna cough. i am still having pains at my sternum at the center just above the diafram. at the bone connecting the two parts. sometimes the pain is there sometimes it is just below at the soft spot. is this esofagus cancer?? when i take deep breath, i will feel uncomfortable. copd?? guys what doctors should i see? i can sit in a room without fan and my family members are saying that they are hot!!

 
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