OK, thank you. What can cause breathing difficulties and palpitations? I also have loud tinnitus, a lot of mucus, and pain in the upper back/chest. The Dr suggested it could be asthmatic bronchitis and gave antibiotics but they've not helped. It also doesn't even mention the heart in the symptoms of A/B, and the slightest exertion makes the heart beat too quickly. Is there anything I can help lessen the symptoms that's OTC until I can get proper tests? Thanks v much.
Apologies for the delay, would pneumonia not show on the X-ray? What would you suggest? TYVM
Thank you Dr Phil. Is it possible to have no cough at all with pneumonia? I actually had pneumonia in 2005 but it was very different to this. However, the pain is similar. There are 2 kinds of pain, a constant 'bruised' pressure pain, right around my chest/upper back and an intermittent sharper pain. The palpitations happen every time I move, even just to stand. It's like a constant fluttering and pulse that goes right through me, as if I had just been on a sprint/run. If you need me to rate this and start a new feed, happy to. I really need a solution but didn't think pneumonia could present so differently or without any cough. Would it still fit? Or what conditions present with the pain, a lot of mucus, tinnitus with the palpitations and breathing difficulties? The other thing is I am drinking a LOT of water, always thirsty, not sure if that is helpful or not. Thanks ever so. Appreciate your help.