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   Posted 5/18/2015 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I’m new here and I hope I’m in the right forum. I don’t know what it is and I’m not even sure how to look for it but what is it when you have trouble breathing in the morning?

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   Posted 5/19/2015 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you expand more on your question? Such as your age, do you smoke, take medications, have a history of allergies or asthma?
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   Posted 11/4/2015 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry! I am 20 now and I have never been fully tested for asthma since I was 12. I started having trouble breathing in the morning last May. My asthmatic sister thought I also have asthma and advised that I use albuterol inhaler.

I have used my albuterol inhaler within a week. 200 puffs. Steroid inhalers have never worked for me except advair. I'll be alright during the day but at night I wake up at least 5 or 6 times unable to breath. My air passage just completely closes up. But lately it has been getting worse. I'm at the point where walking to my car and getting in has me wheezing and needing to take my inhaler. I'm not obese or overweight I guess. I've weighed 150 for the past 5 years and I'm 5'8". Nothing new in my life. I'm just not sure what's going on with my body. Any info on what I need to do or what's wrong would be very appreciated.

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   Posted 12/2/2015 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
i hope you have insurance because you should see a doctor. asthma is a very serious condition although "everybody has asthma". sometimes changes in the weather can set off an attack as I well know. if you have allergies that means you have a low immune system and you can pick up a virus and your breathing goes down. even without allergies, viruses can play havoc with anyone with any kind of breathing problem. BELIEVE ME I KNOW.

don't wait to become so sick you have to go to an emergency room. see a doctor asap. though you sister is trying to help you, she is not a doctor (I would think) and you need professional help for this problem.

asthma is a serious illness and I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 12/3/2015 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a lot of things that can cause nighttime breathing issues: asthma, GERD, post nasal drip, sleep apnea, etc. and the treatment for all of them would be different. Your best bet would be to see your doctor and get the correct diagnosis.

If you've been diagnosed with asthma before, then maybe it is your asthma and it isn't being well controlled. Which again would merit a visit to your doctor.

Hope you feel better soon.
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