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Gasping for breath

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2006
  • 09:57 PM


Not sure if I actually have a problem, I may just be annoyed by asthma.

Often (everyday) I have to gasp for extra air while talking. I usually breathe very deeply. Sometimes, while resting, I breathe deeply enough that people check to make sure I'm still "here". I do have asthma. I don't think it is very bad, or out of control, I just take extra time to breathe while jogging, playing out-of-doors, etc.

My BP averages 115/65; and my pulse averages 70 bpm. I am not over weight, and I live a fairly active life.

Is there an underlying problem, or am I just nuts?

~ Lucky

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  • have you ever had a pulmonary funcyion test (PFT)? You should insist on it. Make sure you are not oxygen dep due to ashma. They say thats why I am.Take care.:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 10:55 PM
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  • Maybe you need to talk to your doctor about upping your asthma meds, if you are on them, and if not go in and get some. Also my asthma wasn't under control untill I started taking allergy meds, maybe thats also part of the problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 03:58 AM
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