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Wheezing/asthma

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Medal Mon 14-Oct-13 14:54:40

I've been having trouble breathing the last few days. I have a cold and a bit of a tickly cough, could be linked? The strange thing is I have never struggled to breathe like this before, chest heaving, heart pounding and still unable to get enough breath and it's a little scary! I used an inhaler which hasn't really helped.

Seeing my GP a bit later on but would appreciate any advice or experiences in the meantime, thanks.

It sounds to me as if it could be linked. [Disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional.] I have asthma, but sometimes AFAIK it's possible to have asthma-like symptoms with coughs and colds without being asthmatic.

giraffesCantGoGuising Wed 16-Oct-13 05:49:25

Hi how did you get onw th GP?

I developed asthma as an adult exactly 3 years ago this month! Started with a cold and chest infection and struggling for breath. Never had anything like to before. I now have brittle asthma sad Do keep getting it checked as untreated asthma can cause damage to lungs.

Maybe get taught proper inhaler technique? And also use a spacer. See if it helps more then.

Medal Wed 16-Oct-13 11:18:58

I got a more effective inhaler, was recommended a spacer, and am to take an antihistamine daily. Thanks for checking! Seem to be the same as in it getting worse only recently, weird!

giraffesCantGoGuising Wed 16-Oct-13 20:18:11

I get this, always at this time of year and worse if I have a cough or a cold but only in the last 5 years or so.

The GP doesn't know why, just calls it seasonal.

Glad you got it sorted.

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