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Tightness in Chest

  • 21-03-2022 4:22am
    Registered Users Posts: 11,933 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    Tested positive last Thursday and I feel a sort of heaviness in my lungs, I can breath but it’s like it’s more effort to fill my lungs with air.

    anyune experienced this, I’m fully vaccinated with an additional dose due to underlying health issues

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Mam1996

    You should contact your out of hours doc if you're finding it hard to breathe. Please don't wait for a diagnosis here. It may amount to absolutely nothing but if you have underlying issues it's best to be safe than sorry.

    Hope you feel better soon

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭ Phil.x

    Yes I had it, mine lasted a short time when I was going to sleep, I felt I had to sit up and take a big breath. It is a common symptom.

    It will be a great day when salad box ryan and the crazy gang are no more.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,933 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    They will have me admitted to hospital if I say I have breathing problems and I’ve got enough to deal with at the minute rather than being in a Covid isolation ward

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭ apache

    I found it very hard to breathe like someone was sitting on my chest. Some people get that symptom.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,933 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    I can breathe but it just feels like to inhale/exhale takes more effort than it should.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ morebabies

    I have that symptom too but when I check oxygen level on my oximeter, it's normal, I'm on day 7 now. Anyone else have any idea how long it lasts?

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ morebabies

    Also I'd recommend getting an oximeter for home, they're only about€20 in chemist or online, it'll put your mind at rest as to your oxygen level if you feel the same as I do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,933 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    Think I sorted it.

    I took Decongestants without reading the leaflet, which says don’t take if you have high blood pressure so what I was feeling was probably. My BP going nuts

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 67,670 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty

    To be clear you should not be seeking medical advice on this site. The fact you stated "They will have me admitted to hospital if I say I have breathing problems" says it all - you should be seeking professional help

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