Conditions with symptom: 'breathlessness'
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I had spinal fusion when I was 17,I am now 45 but it didn't go to plan,I am now getting rib and chest pain and breathlessness
I also had spinal fusion at 18 years old, and at age 61, I experienced the same symptoms, as you. I then went to the finest scoliosis surgeon on the West Coast, in the United States. He reconstructed my spine, to a healthier status, with titanium steel, and another fusion, using my original bony material. Hope this helps.
I’m 17 and think I have this condition, I say ‘think’ because I am female and so my breasts seem to make it look less severe, though my bras never sits flat against my chest- there is always a gap. I don't notice the feeling of breathlessness or any such associated symptoms on a day to day basis, though I rarely engage in any major exercise. However, I get severely light headed and I think I have bad circulation in my feet (they become very cold and loose all their colour, though there is no numbness) and I don't know whether these are associated symptoms. In addition, I get severe pain in my shoulders resulting in bad posture as I simply find a position that causes the least pain. I do notice that when hunched over I often find it difficult to breathe and can feel my heart beat (it feels that though my entire chest begins to pulse). I am unsure whether this is due to bad posture or potentially my funnelled chest, can you help determine what symptoms are associated with what? Thanks.
Oh my goodness!!! I have exactly the same problems. Everything you said applies to me, only I play a lot of sport, and so I often have trouble breathing, and get dizzy. I have an extremely healthy diet and fitness, so I know it's not because I'm unfit. My only difference is that I'm 15 and have delayed puberty, so it is therefore more obvious to me! I have terrible posture, due to back problems I've been having. I know I have not really answered your question, but even the feet thing applies YO me!!
As a teenager I used to sweat excessively under my arms. I was prescribed a roll on antiperspirant to be applied at night which itched like mad. I had to stop using it as the reaction was so bad I was not getting any sleep. Once I reached my 20's this stopped which was fantastic, I could lead a perfectly normal life. I had 2 daughters, had a bilateral oophorectomy in my early 30's due to debilitating PMT. Prior to this operation I had Zoladex injections in my stomach for 2 years to determine the cause of my PMT, the one positive of this is that I would not go through the menopause. I now suffer from cranial and facial sweating which is making my life very difficult. Even housework leaves me dripping (like I have just had a shower and not used a towel to dry off the excess water). I also find that my hair on the top of my head is thinning excessively. Whether the 2 are linked I don't know. I have been suffering (badly) with depression for the past year and I am taking Venlafaxin 5 x 75mg tablets per day. Whilst one of the side effects is excessive sweating, I cannot put this down to the antidepressants as it has been happening long before I began them. I am at my wits end now and feel that my quality of life is suffering immeasurably because of this. I am 55 years old and I am not going through the menopause. I was tested last year on the back of another issue with breathlessness to determine if any of the tissue had been left behind after my oophorectomy. the results were negative. I truly hope that someone can help me.
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