Posted 2/18/2020 9:13 PM (GMT -6)
Does anyone else have my symptoms??
I have been diagnosed with possible asthma or a component of asthma. I have no coughing, no wheezing, no phlem, no nothing most asthma sufferers have. I have daily difficulty taking a deep breath. Normally you don't need to take a deep breath but my body tells me I need to then I can't, then 15 seconds later I can! This goes on all day. I sometimes have to yawn to catch my breath . I don't feel panicked or like I can't breathe. Some days are better and some are worse, none are normal. I sleep well and don't wake up. I also go for periods of time, hours maybe , and no problem, but no day goes w/o some trouble. This started over a year ago and I have just lived with it till recently when I got tested by pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic. Took the methacholine test and flunked it tho I passed the other breathing tests. I am frustrated by not being able to control this (so I am sure stress is playing some part). The dr. wants to start me on Advair. All I read about these drugs scare me and I really don't want to take it, but also don't want to live with this forever.
Thanks to anyone who might have the same symptoms.....