Lung problems after tearing up a floor?
Has anyone else experienced lung problems after working on their old house? I tore up a small bathroom floor over a week ago and have been having trouble since. The floor was vinyl tile (each peeled off in one piece with very little effort) and two sheets of plywood underneath which were nailed to the original floor. The nails were too small to pull for the most part, so the plywood was literally torn up using a hammer claw and a mallet.
I did wear a dust mask, but I guess it wasn't enough. I went to the doctor the day after, as I was having trouble breathing and had burning chest pain. I was told my chest x-rays were "clear" and was prescribed Albuterol, but it's been over a week and I'm still short of breath and my chest hurts every time I inhale. It really sucks. My doctor simply told me it's "lung irritation" and couldn't elaborate further. Has this happened to anyone else and if so, how long did it take to recover?