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What does Symbicort do to the lungs?

Bronchitis vs Pneumonia - What's the difference between them?

Why is it called non-small cell lung cancer?

Gurgling/vibrations in or around my lungs after laying on back and taking deep breath?

It only happens when laying on my back and taking a deep breath... But it's driving me crazy! IM a 32 yrold female 5'6 140 lbs. No other symptoms. No medical problems. I was in the hospital over a year ago . I was very sick with fever and horrible back pain turns out I had fluid around my... read more

Discomfort in lungs/diaphragm/chest and tightness of throat 5 days after vomiting?

Last sunday I had a hangover and threw up (since then I have given up the alcohol and addressed my problem with that). During the vomiting, I was leaning against a building (not sure if that's relevant, but friends have commented that an odd posture might be the cause of the issue). Since... read more

Lump on chest pain around heart/left lung area?

I have recently been having some pain that I thought was to do with my heart, but I have felt around my chest area and on the left side I have found a small lump but it feels like it should be apart of my bone, it feels very hard. I get sharp pains around my heart/left lung area at least once a... read more

Advice on Keytruda results My mom has been diagnosed with Stage IV advanced non-small cell lung?

... cancer. Her PDL-1's are at 80% without any abnormal EFGR or ALK genes. I have read that this exact type of cancer is what Keytruda excels at addressing. Has anyone else had this diagnosis? I realize everyone reacts differently, but I am curious as to how soon after treatment you may have... read more

What time of day/night is best to take furosemide?

I have AF of the heart and have a build up of fluid on lungs, I developed swelling in all joints mostly ankles and knees, I was giving furosemide 40 mg. What time of day would I benefit from taking this tablets

Albuterol/Ipratropium - Do I eat before or after using the nebulizer inhaler? I have altzhiemers, so

... swollowing is difficult. And weak lungs

Tessalon - Is there another Rx tablet which can be used as a substitute to benzonatate 200 mg.?

... capsules? I am a senior and part D Medicare does not include benzonatate for coughs. My cough is from scar tissue in the lungs, not a cold. I'm looking for a substitute on my health ins. formulary. Medicare denied me after I sent an appeal. The Rx is $135. Per month! I am on a SS fixed... read more

Wake up feeling short of breath and weird feeling in chest/ lungs?

I work nights and on my nights I can sleep. 9 times out of 10 if I get a call I will wake up with a tight feeling in my chest. It s the weirdest feeling not like a pain but it does feel harder to breathe especially to take deeper breaths. When I try to take a deep breath it s like my lungs can t... read more

Keytruda - Keytruda use beyond 2 years?

I've taken over 40 infusions since 8/2021 for stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer. My oncologist respects my staying on for 'peace of mind' but she suggested stopping as of about 4 months ago. There seems to be very little formal research on extended use of this immunotherapy and... read more

When I try to take a breath it fills like my lungs are already full of air?

I feel like I have been swimming under water for too long and my chest burns and feel so much pressure. Since my COPD has progressed I have been having very bloody stools. I have had a scope done to make sure there was not a problem with my colon. I have always had excellent blood pressure but now... read more

Leukocytosis - my WBC test was 14.1.Is that number terribly high? Should I be overly concened ?

Ive been very ill with copd; respiratory failure; paralyzed right diaphragm upward;severe sleep apnea; had mersa in my lungs also while I was inpatient 1 1/2 yrs. ago. Ive been doing better. New dr. so I think she's overly concerned about one blood test. Should I be worried & really check... read more

Blood Thinners - Are those taking Apixaban at higher risk of complications from Coronavirus?

The guidance on who is vulnerable in the UK is very vague. Are those on anticoagulants at higher risk? I had blood clots on my lungs twice last year and have asthma.

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