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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
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Im not feeling Im getting enough air and

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I'm not feeling I'm getting enough air and feeling very lightheaded..I didn't sleep last night due to my left arm tingling and throbbing.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
Do you smoke ?
Any history of anxiety ? panic attacks ?
Any history of respiratory illness ? Cough ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Dr Anil Kumar's Post: Yes I smoke, no history of anxiety or panic attacks. However I was diagnosed at the age of 3 w/ a heart murmur and at age 15 complained of pain, EKG wich again revealed a heart murmur "that I wld grow out of" Something is wrong..airing my personal business online is not something I usually do..I am truly scared of what might be happening to me.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
In my opinion you need a X -Ray Chest ( P.A view) ,Lung function test, EKG examination for further evaluation. You need to be seen by a doctor for further medical investigations apart from auscultation ..
Following possibilities needs to be ruled out pulmonary pathology like bronchitis etc especially since you have a history of smoking .
Also EKG will evaluate the heart as well .
Also your vitals like BP and Pulse needs to be checked as well .
If symptoms persists a visit to ER can also be considered..

I hope this helps
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It feels like I am not getting enough air into my lungs causing dizziness,lightheadness and pressure in the chest, is it possible I have had a stroke?
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
Warning signs of stroke

Well with these symptoms a visit to ER for basic evaluation should definetly be considered especially EKG and Chest X -Ray .