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 Is it normal that I am very irritable when I am suffering my asthma due to my GERD?
Please help me what to do, I hate myself and other people close to me!...

 When coughing up mucus?
I wondered, if you cough up mucus and swallow it, its it right back where it started, or does it go up from the lungs then down into your stomach?...

 My son is smoking!??
If he was your son what would you do?
What are some excuses I will hear?
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what would yall do, what answers would i expect from him he is under 18 in 8th grade ...

 My son is one week and two days old?
i've noticed that he is gasping for air and starts breathing heavily. now when it happens i only here it once and it scares the **** out of me. it's an awkward sound but you know something ...

 How many people on here have asthma?
Either severe or moderate? And do you take Advair? I have had my asthma more under control with Advair than any other drug in my past 19 years of having asthma. Does anyone know if they are working ...

 Down syndrom?
is down syndrome recessive or dominant
(back up your answer plz)...

 Help me, I snore terribly that I get scared to stay overnight at any place other than my home.?

 My 8 yr old son keeps throwing up and won't keep anything down?
he has asthma, so he's used to taking the occasional cough supressant, and children's chest/ cold meds, but this morning no matter what I give him it won't stay down
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 What are the symptoms of High and Low Blood pressures and incase of emergency what is the first aid to be prov

 How can the ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) be useful in the evaluation of patient complaining chest pain

 My brother has a high fever, help!!!?
My brother might have Pneumonia. He's not the type of guy that gets sick real easy. In fact he is pretty healthy and strong and works out often.

Last Wednesday night he went out ...

 COPD and pain medication?
I can't seem to get a straight answer from the doc's. My dads in a lot of pain. Will pain medication put him at risk for more problems, or will it help with his breathlessness?...

 Why do i get chronic upper respiratory tract infections?
for th second winter I have developed a chronic upper resp tract infection
,while spending the winter in sunny spain.
Prior to this I worked as a nurse and rarely got colds of any sort.

 What is sleep aoena?

 Are there any dangers/negative effects of Prednisone?
I use it for emergencies only for asthma, and it definitely works but makes my feet tingle and have hot flashes, and makes me feel tired, out of it, warm, etc.

Any dangers or negative ...

 Anxiety? chest pains whats wrong with me?
I started having heavy breathing and just exhausted on Tuesday and its the same day I should have started my period. My bf called his mom whos a RN and told her my symptoms and she said if i had any ...

 This is a health question?
What are some cause of "water" in your lungs? Is it treatable??

i know the best thing would be to go to the doctor..but it's for my grandma. my family really doesn't ...

 What can be done to prevent snoring?

 It's been 5 weeks since my last cigarette, how long before I stop wanting one?

 Does my daughter have pneumonia?
My daughter has blueish gray lips and has been fighting an upper respitary infection for two weeks. She is tube feed and last night she vomited her whole feed. She has not been eating nothing now for ...

I need to get a portable oxygen tank but my doctor won't write me a prescription - what can I do?
hello all

I was wondering if anyone knew of anyone who was selling or renting (or giving away) an oxygen tank for one's home.

I found a place that rents them out for 65$ per month, however you require a doctor's prescription. I called my primary doctor but she insists that I see a pulmonary specialist and have that person see if I am fit for an oxygen tank.

This could take up to a month and b/c technically my oxygen levels in my lungs are satisfactory, he/she would not give me a prescription.

in the meantime, by the time I get to sleep at night, my body is so taxed and strained that my muscles tremble and my heart beats like it's going to go out of my chest which keeps me up at night.

It's not a nervous panic related thing. Since May, i've lost over 50 pounds due to a low appetite and other times being bed bound and just not eating enough. Add that to the exposure to heat exhaustion (and chronic illness, etc) and my body is just taxed beyond taxed.

what can a gal do?

Find out the names of the makers of these tanks and write or call them and ask if they have programs for folks like you. They may be able to help, but without a prescription, it will be very difficult, even to rent one. Good Luck!!!

If your doc won't rx it, you probably don't need it. Why do you want o? If your lungs are satisfactory, why do you think you need it? R U trying to get high?

Nurse Angie, above, is so right. Oxygen, if not needed, can be harmful to you. And it's not necessarily the answer for you if you are feeling tired & overcome by heat. Maybe you need to take it real easy with physical exhertion. And, perhaps you should see a Pulmonary Doc to rule out any lung disorders.
I wish you well.

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you could try to join www.freecycle.org that is a site that when people are tired of things, they give them to others that want them for free. they have this for almost if not, every county and state. if that dont help, maybe a friend down the line might have one, or try a medical resale shop. Also..... that doctor.... If I were you, I would get a new family doctor as that one seems as useless as most of them are. { afterall, who are they kidding.. we already know that if the situation don't benefit them, we can get screwed. kind of like the government in ways..... lol }

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