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Breathing Problems

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  • Posted By: Nickkunc
  • January 9, 2008
  • 10:33 AM

Hey, im a 19 year old male, im in good shape wieghing around 135 LBs. For quite some time now i've been having intermediate breathing problems. The best way i cant discribe it is like this. It feels i cant get a full breath, and that i have to breath more than usually due to the sensation that i'm sophicating. I have to attempt to yawn, or stick my chest out and stretch my back to get a full breath. This problem seems to happen randomly without warning, then other times i can breathe normally without any problems at all. Ive used inhalers, and advair, they do not help at all, not even a little bit. I was wondering if this could be a anxiety problem, and if its worth me getting a chest X-ray to make sure my lungs and everything is ok. Ive had this problem for about 5 years, and i get some second hand smoke from my moms smoking habits.


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  • Nickkunc,Your symptoms are very similar to mine. I would also characterize my problems as not being able to get a cleansing breath usually later in the day. When I wake up I am usually ok. Late in the day sometimes, pretty much everyday now for the last half of the day. This problem has been getting worse recently. I describe it to my wife that I just can't get enough air. Laying down helps, yawning sometimes helps. People think they are boring me when I yawn but it is just because I cannot get a good lung clearing breath. I have gone to a lung doctor and had volume tests done(7.2 liters, pretty good). I don't eat like I used to which is not a big deal, I am not losing weight but eating big meals aggravates the condition as well as talking alot, I think. I have had chest X-rays, heart volume tests, EKG, Stress Echo(?) and they were negative. I don't have a problem breathing out, just in. I have had this condition for several years but worsening lately, which is concerning. Any suggestions. I would appreciate anyone's thoughts here. People tell me it might be stress, but I don't think so. It feels like I have a mild paralysis in my diaphram muscles at times.Thanks and good luck with your condition.
    DoubleBlack 2 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 07:11 AM
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  • I'm a 21 year old female and I have been experiencing the same problems as you. I won't bore you with the details, but you should ask your doctor about vocal cord dysfunction.
    meggiemeg86 8 Replies Flag this Response
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