Difficulty breathing :(

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penny471
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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 8/16/2014 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

I've been experiencing symptoms where it feels like my airway passage narrows. This has been occurring for the past 3 days.

I was diagnosed with bronchial asthma a few years ago but hardly ever have symptoms unless it's triggered with the flu or the common cold so I normally don't take any medication. I do keep Advair on me, though, just in case.

These symptoms that I've been experiencing for the past few days are really weird. Usually, when I have an asthma attack, I have wheezing going on but with this, there's no wheezing at all and my airway passage just seems to get really narrow and it'll do that for a couple hours and then go away as if nothing happened. The symptoms will occur again a few hours later.

In the past, I have experienced an anaphylaxis shock and I feel like this is very similar to that but without all the swelling of the face and the bumps on the skin.

What could this be? It's got me really worried and I know perhaps I need to see a dr soon.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
DX UC in 2008 (left-sided), had symptoms since 2006.
DX colorectal cancer Stage 1: Sept 2012.
Total colectomy: Nov 2012.
Take down: May 2013.

Other DX: Bronchial asthma (since 2009), anaphylaxis shock (2012).

penny471
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Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 8/16/2014 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Forgot to note that I'm not sneezing or coughing at all. It does feel like there's oxygen going in me (sorry, strange way to word it...) but it's just that it feels like someone is squeezing my airway path making it extremely hard to inhale. Makes me just want to cry.

I do take a Kipres pill before bed and have been using my Advair inhaler once a day and while there's temporary relief, it comes back within a few hours and the prescription says to only use the inhaler once a day.
DX UC in 2008 (left-sided), had symptoms since 2006.
DX colorectal cancer Stage 1: Sept 2012.
Total colectomy: Nov 2012.
Take down: May 2013.

Other DX: Bronchial asthma (since 2009), anaphylaxis shock (2012).

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 8/18/2014 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Call your doctor! Write all this down and take it with you to your doctor's appointment. Sounds like you need to be re-evualated...maybe another inhaler would help, but get a doctors appointment, like yesterday...
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