Girlie, could it have been asthma? My allergist says difficulty breathing from asthma tends to get worse at night because that's when the airways are narrowest. (She actually ruled out asthma as the cause of air hunger in my daughter in post because it never bothers her while sleeping.)
Sandyfeet, my daughter's air hunger sounds like yours. We're waiting for IGeneX results for her now.
The only definitive test for asthma is the methacholine challenge. If you got adult onset or new onset asthma-like symptoms and were diagnosed based on symptoms, then you may not have asthma. I had the challenge test and it was negative.
I had lots of yawning, sighing, couldn't get a satisfying breath, rigidity in the chest wall, significant rib tightness, waking up in the night not breathing and gasping for air, and more.
Everyone thinks only babesia causes air hunger and night sweats, but according to what you're reading from among various sources, bartonella can cause those symptoms too. I think there is a lot of overlap between bartonella and babesia.
Does anyone know which of the two is easier to detect via testing? Neither showed up on my DNA Connexions test and Labcorp tests were negative.