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Please can anyone help diagnose this problem (drs can't) involves breathing and bowel issues

(8 Posts)
activate Tue 28-Jun-11 17:24:42

I have very very mild asthma

I have been experiencing odd symptoms that do not feel asthmatic - I feel like I cannot breathe deeply enough - this is often connected with a need to evacuate my bowels - it lasts from 20 mins to an hour (some of it may well be panic) and leaves me feeling absolutely exhausted

Dr says there's no connections and gives me that look (you know the look like you're mad)

I am not generally anxious though have previously had panic attacks associate with a serious, potentially life-threatening neuro condition (I believe that is a normal human response though)

activate Tue 28-Jun-11 17:25:16

I know that it is not asthmatic as my peak flow is unaffected and I can speak in full sentences

Cattleprod Tue 28-Jun-11 17:28:24

It might be anxiety - I know when I get some sort of shock or scare I immediately need to evacuate my bowels, and the breathing is often one of the symptoms of a panic attack.

activate Tue 28-Jun-11 17:30:29

No I don't think it is - as I explained before I've got experience of both

thanks though

I'm trying to find a biological reason - I've seen some info on GERD and breathing problems but don't have GERD

jalopy Tue 28-Jun-11 18:15:16

Do you get an episode after eating?

ThingOne Tue 28-Jun-11 22:47:17

Gluten intolerance/coeliac? Or dairy intolerance?

Go gluten free for six weeks, seriously, as if you were a coeliac (google the UK charity with good links about what to eat) and see if it changes your asthma.

Mine is radically different. I have had "mild" "allergic" asthma for 20+ years with the odd horrible flare up. I have been dairy free for a year an gluten free for nine months and I now notice the asthmatic response before the gut response. And the gut response is fairly quick.

I'm not quite sure what this makes my diagnosis. May find out eventually!

ThingOne Tue 28-Jun-11 22:55:43

Need to add I have extensive bowel ishoos investigated and considered by docs. So not talking out of my arse* about my body's response.

* sorry, I do a crap line in shit puns

Kayteee Tue 28-Jun-11 23:06:52

Is there any chance you could be pg? I only ask because these are the symptoms I had previous to a diagnosis of an ectopic pg. Don't mean to scare but just saw your message and felt I had to mention it.

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