Patient Comments: Pulmonary Edema - Symptoms & Signs


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Comment from: AlgoRhymes, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

I have all the symptoms of pulmonary edema that are listed in the article.

Comment from: carmwoman, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

Well, I am not sure what I have, I have been diagnosed by 4 medical doctors as having COPD. However I doubt this as I do not cough. Now I have found out I also have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which I agree with. I have just found out one of the symptoms of CKD can be shortness of breath, which I have had continuously for 5 years, now it is so bad it has limited me from doing most things. I also have had Crohn’s disease for 58 years, but I can put up with all other things, not this chronic breathlessness, or dyspnea. That is the worst thing, it is like someone choking me. I have been researching day and night for years now, trying to find an answer to my misery, and a backup of waste or fluid around my lungs, causing pulmonary edema could be the reason.

Comment from: Lesley, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

My episode of acute pulmonary edema was secondary to a heart attack. I was in the emergency ward of a small country hospital after going by ambulance. Suddenly I was in APO but it is all hazy from here. What I do remember is that I was terrified and was fighting for my life. I had one breath left and no matter what the doctors tried to do I fought them. As they tried to apply a CPAP mask, I felt they were suffocating me but all the while I could not be settled until they sedated me. Finally I was flown by helicopter to the nearest major hospital where I had a stent put in. I am so thankful for the professionalism, the skill and care of all staff as otherwise I wouldn't be here. I look back now and can't believe how close I came to dying.

Comment from: allymcb, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

They are still trying to figure it out for me- although this sounds spot on. I have been on chemotherapy for cancer which caused my left ventricle to not work well. I had to stop treatment for 5 months. The dry cough which gets worse laying down started in that time. I had pneumonia and another breathless trip to emergency in the middle of the night. I am easily winded, breathless, some chest pain, and feel like I am older than I am.

Comment from: myanna, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

My symptoms included crackling when breathing, vomiting, and I had no energy.


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