... If the doctor gave you an inhaler - use it and see if it helps. (make sure you use it correctly). When you saw the doctor, did he make you blow into a tube that measures your lung functions? This is the test for both asthma and COPD. It will show your peak flow for asthma and FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second) for COPD.
From what you are describing, you may also... (1 replies)
... have recently been struggling for air and cant seem to get a satisfting breath I first got this sensation when I was about 11 and didnt think anything of it untill it came back again years later. ... (1 replies)
... Were you able to breath and take breath in and out when nurse told you so? ... (1 replies)
... why do i feel like I cant breath - would it be anxiety ? (0 replies)
... i just came down with a sore, dry throat. so i thought i was getting a cold. i have been sneezing and couching mucus but thats not what is worrying me, i cant breath properly and i never felt this before. when i inhale i have this whizzing sound. ... (1 replies)
... what to do if i cant breath (1 replies)
... and for about 2 years now I have had trouble getting a full deep breath. Some times are worse than others and the only way I usually feel like I get a satisfying breath is at the end of a good yawn.Sometimes I get so embarrased in public when someone catches me with my mouth wide open trying to MAKE myself yawn. ... (2 replies)
... hi roly.
i have , the same thing, how many chest infections have you had in the past and have you ever had to use steroids , mine hurts when i get chest infections a lot and sometimes just anytime, does it always hurt in the same place or does it moves around , ive been having it awhile maybe a chest xray would be a good idea just to... (2 replies)
... I also feel like I CAN get a deep breath if I am lying in a reclining position. Its worse when I am sitting upright or standing. I try to walk a little every day .... ... (10 replies)
... I would suggest that you ask for a referral to a pulmonologist. It sounds like there is more than pneumonia going on, especially considering the weight loss. Did they do a sputum culture, when you were in for pneumonis the first time? You made need a broncoscopy with washings, to determine if there is something going on, other than plain old pneumonia. Sometimes, Drs. get... (5 replies)
... weeks ago I went to he hospital with shortness of breath and chest pain and was diagnosed with pneumonia. They kept me, IVd me up with all the necessary antibiotics... ... (5 replies)
... I had similar thing where if I took deep breath my back hurt, and after a cat scan of my chest found out I have pneumonia and partial collpased lung. ... (1 replies)
... Hi I'm Ernesto, I am a 16 year old high school sophomore. I've been having difficulty taking a deep breath I can breath normally just sometime I can't take a deep breath it gets me annoyed and its been to the point where it gets me scared. ... (1 replies)
... Mine started Sept. 2010.exact same symptoms.Everyday like groundhog day,no better no worse.Cant work.People think im faking.Some calling it mystery virus.Many of my friends have it.Used to love life,now every day is anguish. (2 replies)
... I don't have anxiety though. I've had times where I've been under unbelievable levels of stress and never had trouble breathing. And vice-versa - the breathing problems when they do come on can be when I'm feeling perfectly fine.
I have an appointment with a GI in a week for the swallowing problems I've been having (and because I was diagnosed w/ bad GERD) I'll post any... (34 replies)
... r lungs stand tall lean back and open the lungs and you should get a good breath , but most of all try putting it out of your mind, as i have experienced lack of breath while typing this as it is in my mind , thats me now ,had a good stretch and hay presto , breathing good , gleefter. ... (34 replies)
... My symptoms closely correspond to yours although I have never smoked. Although I had been complaining about not being able to inhale deeply for almost 10 years, the symptoms got much worse about a year ago. Like you, I went through a whole series of scans and tests including pulmonary and cardiac stress tests. Pulmonary function was suboptimal but not terrible. Pulmonary... (6 replies)
... I have this mystery shortness of breath problem. I have read hundreds and hundreds of posts on the internet, but nobody seems to get better. ... (2 replies)
... hat when I divert my attention from the feeling, everything is fine. So anyone who has this problem can follow this. Also pray GOD since there is nothing that HE cant do. ... (35 replies)
... but always there. It is quite scary as it feels like you arer going to suffacate. It is almost as you are under water yet you dont die. Like you cant catch that breathe but you dont die. And you will go in this cycle whre you can not relax and catch that yawn. ... (2 replies)