|Alcohol/Shortness of breath?
Oct 31, 2000
I am asking this question in either a HIV or non HIV setting as I dont know if this is actually HIV related or not. For a while now I have been getting a sort of shortness of breath, not so bad I cant breath but sort of as my though my neck is squashed in or something. I have tried puffing on one of those things that people who are asmatic and stuff use to test the amount of air in there lungs or whatever and when I feel fine and when I am short of breath I can blow the same amount of air. I having been trying to work out a common cause of this happening and it seems to be alcohol. I dont make a habit of drinking loads these days although I will likely have a few drinks in any week. However if I go to an event where I am likely to drink A LOT (a wedding or something) I seem to get this shortness of breath thing for 2 weeks before I get over it (and not totally then). Can you shed any light on this?
| Response from Dr. Henry
This forum is for persons with HIV (or their docs) to ask specific questions about the side effects of HIV treatment or symptoms related to HIV/AIDS. Your symptoms would unlikely be related to HIV infection per se. You should discuss with your primary care doc. KH
Keith Henry, M.D.
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