Hello, my name is Nathan and I am quite young. I have had bad fiberglass exposures for a few months in my home. I am since out of there but even a month later there is no improvement. Constant chest pains, back pains, and side pains are continuously felt throughout the day. Tight throat and chest often make me feel short of breath, dry aches in my lungs that are tiny in size but hurt something fierce. I am experiencing constant headache throughout the day, I wake up 2-4 times a night because of the pains. I have a dry cough with dry mouth, mucus always shows tiny white blotches in it with blood strains as a minor occurrence. I have a bloated stomach and have been taking Omneprazole daily yet there is no change. I have acid reflux taste in my mouth, along with a burning in the center of my chest which isn't terrible, but is probably doing a lot of damage from the reflux. Doctors have done chest XRays but to no avail, they say it was just Bronchitis yet this was a month ago. I have plenty more symptoms but it's dragging on in all this text. Below I've given a lot of information that I've come across but I need to know if this is now permanent. Are there any treatments? Cures? Will I get COPD from this or will I eventually heal. If I have been taking Omneprazole daily what should the doctor need to do to diagnose my problems?
-Fiberglass helps cause Bronchitis and asthma inflammation in the lungs. So I definitely had Bronchitis but the pains are all still here.
-Fiberglass causes intestinal problems if it gets stuck, especially in the small intestine. This can cause bloating, GERD, and more if there is blockage. I was constipated for weeks and now I have diarrhea with floating stool every day surrounded by tiny amounts of white bubbles and fat acids.
-Don't know if this is factual but does Fiberglass eventually leave the lungs? I read constant detailed accounts of people who have had these problems for years yet people keep saying the Fiberglass is transported out by Macrophages. It seems there is conflicting reports here, or people are talking about different scenarios.
I am very young and I am extremely scared and uncertain. I want to find out more information and knowledge to help me potentially beat this. We're in the wrong century for Artificial Lungs but we're in the right century for the internet! If anyone is out there I truly am in need of answers. I've already searched far and wide but I am looking for peoples help now as I don't have many to help me in real life. Thank you for your time, stay safe!