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Asthma and energy levels

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misspollysdolly Wed 15-Jun-11 10:06:07

Just a quick question for any of you who have moderate-severe asthma. Does anyone else struggle with sometimes extremely low energy levels...? I am having a completely grounded kind of day sad and am a bit worried as well as frustrated. I think I have a low level virus, which is causing a bit of chest discomfort but nothing disastrous. My asthma is fairly brittle and definitely in the moderate-severe area, and despite taking my regular treatments my chest is pretty much tight all the time.

Today I am easily breathless and easily exhausted - just going up one set of stairs to the bathroom to see to DS2 on the loo is enough to make me feel like I can hardly function sad. I am also 23 weeks pregnant, which I accept will not be helping the energy levels, but it definitely starts and ends with how my chest feels.

Not wheezing, not massively coughing, just tight and easily breathless/exhausted. Should I call and speak to the GP/asthma nurse...?!


misspollysdolly Wed 15-Jun-11 12:14:43


magso Wed 15-Jun-11 14:16:54

HI MPD - yes I do but I have also post pneumonia viral fatigue (2+years) so tend to blame that ( getting up the stairs is a struggle every day!). However when I am really tight chested I almost stop!! I get tight chested without necessarily having a wheeze.
It might be best to check with your asthma nurse.

JemimaMop Wed 15-Jun-11 14:19:45

Yes I do.

If my asthma is playing up (usually triggered by a cold or hayfever, sometimes just stress) then I get really, really tired. I suppose if you aren't taking in oxygen properly you do get tired.

I found that pregnancy made my asthma worse too.

If you are worried talk to your asthma nurse.

WentworthMillerMad Wed 15-Jun-11 20:19:57

Yes I do - I have a low level virus now, hurts when I cough and about to go to bed. Was out of breath just talking today - I am upping my serotide and vit c central!

magso Mon 20-Jun-11 17:49:29

Did you see the asthma nurse MPD? (gentle reminder)

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