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Old 01-13-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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I just turned 50 (ugh!) and for the past 7 years whenever it is windy outside in the winter the wind catches me in such a way that i feel i am suffocating and losing my breath, and have to either turn around and walk backwards to diffuse the problem(totally ridiculous) or use one of those cloth mouth/nose covers they sell during the winter months. today was the worst i ever had it.

I don't know what to make of it. why did it start when i was 43? i have obstructive sleep apnea, not sure if that has anything to do with it. my doctor recently told me my nasal passages and sinuses are clogged, so maybe the airway is partially obstructed? but for 7 years?

does anyone else have this going on?
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Sometimes when it's veeeery cold and windy out it IS hard to catch your breath...I just pull up my scarf to cover my mouth, and breathe through that......enjoy your 50's rlrl...it's a great decade in life.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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thanks for the reply. what i was trying to find out was what happened to me at 43 that changed?
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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It's normal, I'm 24 and it has been happening to me for MANY years lol
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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thanks for the reply. what i was trying to find out was what happened to me at 43 that changed?
You got older. That's what happened to you. Why are you looking to get actual diagnoses for illnesses that you don't have? I recommend a therapist to discuss your continual need for medical diagnoses whenever you have any kinds of symptoms. I think that should be a priority for you at this point. You're worrying yourself into another illness.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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You got older. That's what happened to you. Why are you looking to get actual diagnoses for illnesses that you don't have? I recommend a therapist to discuss your continual need for medical diagnoses whenever you have any kinds of symptoms. I think that should be a priority for you at this point. You're worrying yourself into another illness.
I have to agree with this. You do seem to have a tendency to be a hypochondriac.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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You got older. That's what happened to you. Why are you looking to get actual diagnoses for illnesses that you don't have? I recommend a therapist to discuss your continual need for medical diagnoses whenever you have any kinds of symptoms. I think that should be a priority for you at this point. You're worrying yourself into another illness.
Yes, worrying has a way of reducing your immune system, which can snowball into other illnesses. Recommending A therapist? A doctor? Ain't gonna do it! With 5,6,7 opinions, even though the decisions may be identical, that still may not cut it!

Working in a LTC/Rehab facility, don't get me going on this subject!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:00 AM
 
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My husband and I had a bizarre experience with the cold and wind a few weeks ago. The temperature dropped very low, it was about 7 degrees, which is not normal for where we live. When we went outside it was as if we could feel the fluids in our eyes begin to thicken. Our vision was blurred.

Has anyone else felt that?

It was so weird. We know it's probably because it was so cold, and because we are not used to that sort of cold.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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tj lover--i have worked with the mentally ill in outpatient treatment for over 20 years so i can relate

anyway i started on detox 7 that i got from Walgreens. it's a powder and a tablet you take in the AM and you take another tab in the PM. i have 5 more days to go. i feel better already. i think it's a buildup of yeast (candidiasis) from the antibiotics.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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I just turned 50 (ugh!) and for the past 7 years whenever it is windy outside in the winter the wind catches me in such a way that i feel i am suffocating and losing my breath, and have to either turn around and walk backwards to diffuse the problem(totally ridiculous) or use one of those cloth mouth/nose covers they sell during the winter months. today was the worst i ever had it.
it may be nothing, but what you have described (chest pain and/or breathlessness triggered by walking into the wind, especially in the cold) is not an unheard of presentation of angina - you should probably consider mentioning it to your doctor, if you havent already.
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