I recently left the hospital after staying for 4 days for sudden weakness, confusion and sudden bad headache with blurry vision.
This was 2 weeks ago and the since the day I left until today, I've had a shortness of breath and odd pressure feeling near my throat. I also have a dry cough that is worse when I speak or try to sing etc. This occurs all day and is present even when lying down. The blurry vision and headache have since resolved. However, I still have the breathing issues and do not feel 'right.'
I don't seem to have any heart burn, but I've been sitting down for very long periods since then. The only other symptoms are loose stools and slight tinnitus.
Incidentally, while in the hospital I had a lumbar puncture and CT brain/neck scan with contrast. Both were negative. I also had a non-contrast MRI and chest x-ray. The only oddities on my blood test lately were high CO2 29 mmol/L and low Anion gap of 5 mmol/L.
My work takes me to places with unknown chemicals sometimes(searching through people's estate junkpiles). I'm wondering now, if this could be a cause and I might have possibly inhaled or ingested something by accident. I'm not sure if the standard CBC/metabolic panel would pick this up.
I've never had any previous breathing problems and I'm in good shape 6ft 167lbs 38yo. Non smoker, non drinker, non drugs.
Any ideas, recommendations or insight would be appreciated. Thanks.View Thread