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randibear
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i woke up last night feeling like i had an elephant on my chest. i literally couldn't breath, was gasping for breath.

today feel a little better but not much. still want to gasp for air. my chest is just sore.

herx or what?

now once i did cough up sold yellow crap but none since, so i don't know if i have something coming or not.

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Have you called your Doc???? Shortness of breath can be a sign of a serious drug reaction!

I have read that it can be an effect of one of the co-infections too, but I cannot remember which one right now - sorry!

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I would be worrying about my HEART!

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True that lymetoo!

Have you been screened for Babesia??
Just found this youtube video of Dr. H, of ILADs ... in the last few seconds of this film he describes "coughing and air hunger" as symptoms of Babs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRBXpOPMxNE&feature=related

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Yeah, I was going to ask about babesia.

Air hunger is one of my WORST symptoms and I have been taking arteminisin and it is gone right now... *knock on wood.

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randibear
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have lyme and bart. no babs that i know of.

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Randi.. that is a symptom of a heart attack in women.

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yep, i know. disconcerting. if it continues i'm going to er.

just sitting here my chest hurts.

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keep us posted

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well tu, i know this sounds crazy but i called my sister and she suggested this might be the problem.

i have gained a ton, and i mean a ton, of weight. i have a large chest. when i lay flat the fat actually laws up against my throat so i sleep alot of times sitting half up.

could this weight be part of the problem?

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I am kind of with the others Randibear......

Best to have your heart checked. I have gained a lot of weight and understand about laying flat.

Have you ever dealt with chest pains before?

Best to be checked.....you will worry all of us sick!

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The weight puts a huge strain on your heart. Not the breasts, the fat around the heart.
It is harder for your heart any time you do ANYthing while carrying around excess weight.

Hope all is OK... I know your husband will have a fit, but if you continue with this... do NOT delay going to the ER!!!

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Hi there <<<<< Randibear >>>>>,

I have to agree,this is not something to mess w/ if it hasn't stopped...please go in.

Meanwhile can you drink warm liquids??? I do sometimes, when my chest hurts,and I have pain.

If it is respiratory flu/allergy/cold related,a bit of your fav' warm beverage may help.

I am having some nice hot coffee,as the wind makes my chest hurt and painful to breathe. I also sleep setting part way up.

I know it is stressful too, and that is not helping anything, TxC' and I have you in our prayers dear friend!

BBL to check in. Jus'Silverwolfi

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Randi, this is from the humaworm. Take one day off till your lungs cleared. Try to sit in bed.
The die-off in the lungs can take days.

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Is the humaworm ,same as HH capsules
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you asked: "Is the humaworm ,same as HH capsules?"

No. Not at all.

You can search Google for the "Humaworm" site for detail.

HH stands for Houttuynia.

You might refer to the collection of links posted for you the other day on Houttuynia (and you might want to copy and paste that to your desk-top research file):

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/115326?#000010
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Lots of things appear to be able to cause these symptoms, but I agree with the others that you need to rule out heart problems as soon as possible.

I have had a lot of air hunger on and off over the years of the illness and the lung problems I have had more recently seem to be yeast-related, as they have improved quite a bit on a combination of occasional Diflucan, extra strict with anti-candida diet and also use of a salt pipe.

Babesia is also associated with breathing difficulty, as others have said.

Hope to hear that you've been checked out and things are better for you soon.

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would the humaworm cause me to cough up that solid yellow icky stuff??

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YES!!

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A lung infection would also cause you to cough up yellow stuff. You really do need to get to a doctor to have your lungs and heart checked out. Prayers and Blessings Randibear!

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Humaworm contains antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic herbs which can loosen up the infections and cause them to be expelled.

It is actually a good sign that the herbs or pharma meds are working when you cough stuff up.
Drinking more water is also a good idea since it is a natural expectorant.
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how are you feeling?

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Hope you're OK. I hope you take this issue seriously and get to the ER for evaluation. Guessing is not a wise idea with symptoms like this. Good luck.
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i started feeling bad yesterday, had a very rough night, flashing lights in eyes, and this morning the severe headache started.

i slept in until about 10 and checked bp. it was 166 over 90, high for me.

it's run high all day. nausa and diahhrea.

so something is going on.

doc says i have migraine and tension headaches. wonder if that's what's going on.

the head pain is a little better but i still have a lot of temple pain and sick to stomach feeling.

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Are you still taking the Humaworm?

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no, i stopped it.

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My experience has been that if I take an antiparasitic and start getting the flashing lights, headache,sob diarrhea etc, then it would be a reaction to the parasites dying off.

You didn't report these symptoms before taking the Humaworm, so logically speaking it sounds like you are herxing.

I am not discounting that if you feel you need to go to the ER then by all means you should go. Hopefully the symptoms will calm down soon and you will feel better.

If you decide to continue the Humaworm after that, starting back with a lower dose might be better.

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The "flashing lights" and severe headache sounds like a migraine, and you can also get abdominal discomfort/pain with that.
Didn't your doc give you a med for this recently?
Has it helped?


What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure?
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/heart-failure-symptoms
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure


Congestive heart failure is due to a weakening of the heart muscle, and this can be helped by taking large doses of CoEnzyme Q10.

Shortness of breath is a prime symptom, but look at the list and see what you think.

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nope the topamax made me much worse. the imitrex helped a little bit but not much.

so far nothing has helped with the pain.

i am still so terrified that i might have that temporal arteritis. scared to death in fact.

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