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having breathing trouble - not sure what it is

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2006
  • 03:54 AM


For the past three weeks I have had trouble breathing. My chest feels heavy and I am not able to get a good breath. I am a 36 year old female - non smoker. I had a cold last week and really had trouble, but this started before that. I get out of breath doing anything - I work out daily and I am in shape. I feel like I have to breathe with my mouth open and still it is never comfortable.

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  • Could be asthma or an infection but you would probably have a cough with that.Could also be a heart problem...if I were you I would go to a doctor and have some tests done. Good Luck
    aliviel27 6 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 08:39 AM
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  • My daughter has been having that same problem--she feels like she needs to take deep breaths and she gulps for air all day long. She also has joint aches and a rash and is being tested for lupus. But the breathing problem seems to bother her the most. If you have other similar symptoms, you may ask about lupus.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 06:44 PM
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