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DS sometimes breathes differently at night. Should I be worried?

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Spongesecret008 Tue 14-Mar-17 11:14:49

My ds is usually a very quiet sleeper. He hardly moves and his breathing is very quiet. He had viral induced wheeze over a month ago and since then I have noticed sometimes he is breathing much louder when he is sleeping. This is usually after midnight sometimes in the morning before he wakes. I notice his body moves a lot more than normal. His neck muscles are moving, his shoulders are going up and down and his stomach goes in a lot. There is also a tiny wheeze sound but hardly noticeable.

The doctor checked his chest and everything sounds fine. He said what I described sounds ok but that I should film it.

I don't want to go back to the doctor with a video if I am worrying about nothing. I can be over anxious about my ds because he has had a lot of things to worry about in the past. Can someone explain to me about breathing at night time. What sort of things would you worry about? Is big deep breathing something to worry about? Is it because he had viral induced wheeze a month ago that he is still not breathing the same as before?

Ds does seem to be a bit anxious at the moment. He was checked for a urine infection because he was needing to go to the toilet a lot. I have realised that it is because he is anxious. Not sure if this could be related to his breathing.

Any words of advice would be very welcome. Thank you.

Millie2013 Tue 14-Mar-17 11:25:26

I'd do what GP suggests and film it and let him/her take a look. DD was diagnosed initially with a viral wheeze, but it never went away and she's now being treated for asthma (which for her, is always worse at night)

GP did say that viral induced wheezes can persist, but better to settle your anxiety and get it checked again smile

Spongesecret008 Tue 14-Mar-17 12:27:04

Thank you Millie. If it is asthma what would they do? He was given a blue inhaler when he had viral induced wheeze. The GP said most children grow out of asthma is that correct? Ds has had a lot of chest infections and wheezing episodes since he had bronchiolitis when he was 2 months old. He is 8 now. I will film it and see the GP though I have a feeling he will say DS is ok but as you say better to settle my anxiety.

Thank you very much for the advice

Sunshineandlaughter Wed 15-Mar-17 21:02:34

Yes film it and see what GP says. Could be adenoids?

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