haha no i'm not overweight or out of shape. but i've thought a lot about other causes.. sleep apnea as well. my dad has sleep apnea very badly and has to sleep with a breathing machine so i thought about that. but it doesn't usually happen when i sleep. in fact, that was the first episode i had while sleeping. i have a constant tightness in my chest and about 60% of the day i spend having trouble breathing. i've looked into everythig else because i want to make sure i have a good idea of what this may be before going to a doctor and spending money on nothing. i'm pretty convinced its asthma and i'm sure my smoking doesn't help. i've been trying to cut back, doctors orders. but even when i didn't smoke, i still had this problem. soo. does the 2 puffs on my inhaler 4 times a day every day sound strange to you?
one other thing.. for a couple of weeks before and a few days after the incident, my nail beds were blueish purple. the doc said they "looked fine to him" and then cracked a joke on his way out the door so i don't think he took my question seriously. any ideas?
I have asthma and have the same issues you are having. i feel somtimes like i am having a hot flash and it goes to my chest and feel like i can not breath. lately it has been real bad to the point of waking me up last night. i think it is due to the real bad pollen count out atm though. i switched from Athmanex to Pulmicort due to insurance reasons. now my new insurance will cover asthmanex so i switched back (i did not like pulmicort). i wonder if switching is what is causing my issues right now. but i was feeling bad before i switched back so i do not think that is it.
You should get a piko machine. it is a little breath tester you can get online for about $49.00. it tests your lung capacity and the first sec out put of air for asthma. i usualy blow in the 700 and 4.10 second level. it helps to reassure me that i am not haviong an attack.