Hi. I'm a 19 year old male with breathing problems. I've tried searching the forums and only found short-term problems similar to mine. Basically, for as long as I can remember, I've never been able to breathe properly. I always yawn quite a lot because I can never get a "good" breath. Sometimes I have to yawn multiple times just for that to work as well. It does tend to go away when I'm busy doing something, but as soon as I think of it, the breathing problem returns. It seems to be worse at night. I'll often wake up (at least once a night) not being able to breathe. I sit up and yawn a couple times and I feel much better. During these episodes I start to sweat and get very hot. I can actually feel the pillow heating up when I'm lying on it and trying to breathe.
As I said, I've always had some type of breathing problem for as long as I can remember. My parents have even told me that when I was born I was blue and the doctors had to spray oxygen in my face. I eventually turned a normal pink after that. I also remember episodes occuring as a kid as well.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be? Could it possibly be an inherited disease or some other type of abnormality that has caused these problems since the beginning?
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