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asthma and deep breaths?

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lazymongoose Thu 16-Jun-16 23:25:50

Hi before I start I'm a newbie my first proper post grin
Okay back in February I was diagnosed with asthma put on the brown and blue inhaler and left to get on with it. Anyway every time I take deep breath my chest is tight and it makes me cough, is this just the asthma or an underlying problem? Doesn't help I have major anxiety and always think to worst i don't want to bother the doctor if this is normal for asthma, doesn't seem to be improving though and I find i'm always breathing deep to check, sounds silly I know. Also when I wake up in the morning it's hard to take a good breath with out coughing loads and my chest tightening, just looking for some reassurance really smile

PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Jun-16 23:29:35

That's definitely consistent with your asthma, and it means your treatment isn't quite right yet. Definitely go back for a medication review. The doctor will be really pleased to see you-it often takes a bit of trial and error to find the right dosages/combinations of inhalers. You shouldn't be feeling like you can't take a deep breath.

lazymongoose Fri 17-Jun-16 10:51:41

Thank you for your reply, I'm glad that it sounds like it's just my Asthma. I shall go back and see the doctor and see if I can sort this out.

OpposableThumbs2 Fri 17-Jun-16 19:33:33

Ask if your practice has an asthma nurse. I have always found them to be more knowledgeable than the doctors. Do keep going back though until you feel is under control.

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