It hurts whether I take a deep breath or not, although taking that deep breath does intensify the pain somewhat. He never said anything about pleurisy, I'll have to ask him next time I go. Right now I am using albuterol which was what I was using before on a seasonal basis but now he wants me to use it everyday. It does seem to be helping somewhat with everything else except for the chest pain itself.
Thanks for sharing and I am sorry you have to deal with asthma like that, my goodness. The pain seems to have subsided for now, hasn't happened in a few days. I'm hoping that it won't come back again for a while, but if it does I'll make sure to ask about the pleurisy that you and Sherry suggested.
Congrats on your recent mod postition
First time post looking for help with Asthma/Chest pain
I had really bas Asthma as a child. It seemed to of gone away. Lately I have had very bad chest pain. Ache in my chest hard to breath. I can't seem to get my lungs to open up. I went to the doctor, and was put on a five day cycle of Prednisone a steroide to strengthen my lungs. That worked, but only temperally. I went back to the doctor and was prescribed Advir (that was way too exspensice $120 after insurance) Advir is a long acting bronchodilator + steroid inhaler. I did not get that ,but I have started singular with is a long acting bronchodilor + allergy medication inhaler. It seemed to work at first. Im using albuterol 3-6 times a days. That is crazy because I barly used at all in the last several years. Looking for any advice. My Asthma is affecting my day to day living. I hope anything I said helps you with your Asthma.