Lasts few weeks it's felt as if someone was sitting on my chest. At first it didn't hurt overly, uncomfortable but not really painful - not like a throat difficulty but a chest thing, hard to catch my breath. It has slowly developed over the last few weeks into a cough, and pain. It still feels like someone is sitting on my chest, breathless, but it's hurting a fair bit, too, especially when I breathe deeply or cough at all (which is reasonably frequently.)
Tired almost all the time, whether I get a full night's sleep or not. Voice croaly often, but no cold sympoms at all. Achy, having flares with the EM reasonably frequently. Headacjes often, sometimes light sensitive. Issues with fine motor skills sometimed. Having issues with concentration, memory, thinking overall often, especially when stressed or especially tired.
So I know there's a bit happening, but trying to find out, just now, how to breathe properly again.
Friend and hubby have been pressuring me for a little to go to the hospital, to not wait until next week for results, etc. - have been saying I simply don't look well, either, not myself at all, obviouslysomething happening, hubby thought maybe pneumonia or something. So after a fair bit of prodding and simply not being able to breathe this morning, feeling simply like crap, I submitted, rang the hospital and went in.
So - long story short. No pneumonia, chest sounds fairly clear. Temp. Normal. ECG normal (have recently had some heartburn, pain in gut/back, so they checked that, too.)
Was sent home with the 'come back during the week, don't have bloods yet so can't do anything there,no sign of chest infection.'. If it doesn't ease by the time I can get an appt, then I'll likely have to go for a drive, get an xrsy done. I don't know that he could have done much note considering, but I still can't breathe.
Is there anything I can do? Steam/warmth don't help. Coughmixture not really, just makes me sleepier. Cold, I have noticed tonight, does make it a bit worse. Activity makes it worse. Resting often eases it bit. Little worse if I'm really sleepy.
But I'm struggling to do things as a general whole of late alresdy, not being able to breathe on top of that is just knocking me flat. Does anyone else have any other ideas for coping with it?