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Early today, Fri, 9/10/10, I got this sharp shooting pain on the left side of my temple. I took 2 Magnesium capsules and later realized it was gone. Later in the afternoon it came back - it would last only seconds. I went to bed and at 2:00 AM I awoke to go to the bathroom and the pain was still there. I took another Magnesium which hasn't helped. I went online to research headaches and found interesting stuff about ice pick headaches which is what this seems to be only now at 3:00AM when I move my head I feel the pain - it seems to be there all the time now and there is a heaviness on that side of my head. Back in December 2009 I went to an ophthalmologist as I was getting strange zigzag blurry spots in my eyes and was told it was migraines in the eye. I had read Magnesium was excellent for migraines and took 2 - within 30 minutes my eyes cleared up. It's happened 5 more times since then and every time I take the Magnesium it's gone within 20-25 minutes. Right now i...
Difficulty breathing - first aid; Dyspnea - first aid; Shortness of breath - first aid
The following symptoms are often associated with difficulty breathing:
Bluish lips, fingers, and fingernails
Chest moving in an unusual way as the person breathes (may indicate an airway or chest injury)
Chest pain (could be a heart attack or injury; sharp chest pain could be pulmonary embolism or collapsed lung)
, or sleepiness
(if the person also has phlegm/sputum, this may be pneumonia; a barking cough in a child is croup)
Gurgling, wheezing , or whistling sounds
Using chest and neck muscles to breathe
Alternative Names Rapid deep breathing; Breathing - rapid and deep; Overbreathing; Fast deep breathing; Respiratory rate - rapid and deep Home Care Your doctor will look for other medical illnesses before diagnosing hyperventilation syndrome. If your doctor has explained that you hyperventilate from anxiety, stress, or panic, there are steps you can take at home. You, your friends, and family can learn techniques to stop you from hyperventilating when it happens and to prevent future attacks. If you start hyperventilating, the goal is to raise the carbon dioxide level in your blood, which will put an end to most of your symptoms. There are several ways to do this: Get reassurance from a friend or family member to help relax your breathing. Words like "you are doing fine," "you are not having a heart attack," and "you are not going to die" are very helpful. It is extremely important that the person helping you remain calm and deliver these messages with a soft, relaxed tone. To increase your ...
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