I am a fifteen year old female having trouble breathing whether I am active or at rest. I feel as if I am unable to get a FULL breath of air.
I would say that I get an acceptable breath only about 25% of the time but in order to do so, I have to really exert myself and make a large effort to get it. I also seem to be able to catch my breath sometimes through the abnormally huge amount of yawning.
this problem has been occurring for quite some time, and my lungs are starting to get sore from breathing deeply constantly
I saw my doctor about it a couple of months ago, but she seems to be dismissing it as asthma, which I had as a small child, but it hasn't re-surfaced in 6 years. She gave me a puffer to take, but it hasn't helped.
apart from the air hunger I haven't really been getting any other symptoms other than the dizziness from breathing deeply so often
Even if whatever is causing this isn't serious, it is a huge personal problem for me as it is making it almost impossible to work and go to school, not to mention my personal life. And the pure discomfort it is causing it really starting to get to me. My life is basically on hold right now.