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I can't get a deep enough breath.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 7, 2007
  • 09:13 PM

:confused: I first noticed this difficulty in breathing when I was 18 years old. It would come and go occasionally, but not to the point of making me really concerned. However, it's come back this past year (I'm 25 now), and for the last two months it's been worse than ever before. I feel like I can never get a deep enough breath. Every now and then, I get a deep breath that seems satisfying, but it doesn't help overall. I get wheezy on occasions - mostly at night, although I'm not sick. I'm in good shape, I eat healthily, and I get plenty of sleep. I used to smoke about a pack of cigarttes a week so I've never considered myself to be a full-fledged smoker. I've barely smoked at all for the last month because I thought cigarettes might be the problem, but I don't see much improvement. I also get very light-headed and see stars when I stand up. Sometimes a few of my fingers (it's always the same fingers on the same hand) turn numb and they have no color whatsoever. But that seems to happen only when it's really cold outside in the morning. I know this isn't normal, and it's starting to really concern me. Any thoughts? (besides seeing a doctor)

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  • The same thing happens with my fingers and discoloration as well as seeing stars if i stand up too fast and breathing problems. I have asthma though, and im actually sick right now, with what i'd like to call a chest cold, although It's actually like a workout to breathe and my ribs/abdomin hurts from coughing/inhaling hard.I've noticed doctors at clinics won't help much, Im being told to go to emerg at the hospital currently, cuz our breathing problems might be just the beginning of something really wrong.Go to a doctor who specifies in this, breathing problems are the worst, and leaving it untreated could really hurt you :(
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