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This is Dr. David
you could be having sleep apnea if you are snoring and your airway is closing up when you are sleeping keeping you from being able to fall asleep.
or you could be having bad asthma causing wheezing.
you should get a pulmonary function test to check your lungs to see if a bronchodilator would help open up your airways
what medications are you taking?
have you had a pulmonary function test before?
where you blow into a tube and a computer checks how your lungs are functioning?
I take liquid fluoxetine, omeprazole, atenolol,lorazepam,warfain,symvistatin
are you overweight?
this can make it difficult for you to take deep breaths and expand your lungs.
if you have heart problems, or a weak heart, this can cause fluid to back up in your lungs and legs to cause breathing problems and swelling.
I used to be overweight but have not been for a year now
do you have heart problems?
are you willing to see your doctor and get a pulmonary function test?
I have atrial fibrillation
that is why you are taking the warfarin
do you snore heavily at night time?
heavy snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea
which is when your throat can close up and cause you to wake up from deep sleep
o I do not snore. I take the warfarin because I have had 2 mini-strokes.I take atenolol for high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation.
you need to get a pulmonary function test
and also a chest xray or chest CT scan
have you had a chest xray or chest CT scan recently?
I had a chest x-ray about 6 months ago and this was clear
you need a new chest xray
do you have any other questions for me?