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those with asthma

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candyfluff Sun 09-Aug-09 18:57:25

what does it feel like ?
i mean in general not when ur having an attack
,im probably being silly but the last few days ive woken up with what i decribe as a gravelly voice and a tight throat,ive also been suffering with anxiety related hyperventilation syndrome and wondered if this in turn may have given me asthma?

candyfluff Sun 09-Aug-09 19:30:39


Grandhighpoohba Sun 09-Aug-09 20:53:44

When you are not having an attack, you feel completely normal!

IME, asthma, during an attack, feels like someone had bound your chest very tightly with huge elastic bands, and you have to fight to pull in air, so each breath is short and shallow. And sounds screechy and wheezey. Sore muscles in the back also seems normal the next day, pulled from all the effort to breathe. Never had a gravelly voice or a tight throat, its all lower down than that.

If you are worried, ask your doctor to do a peak flow measurement, to check your lung capacity.

Hope this helps, and you feel better soon smile

CyradisTheSeer Sun 09-Aug-09 23:15:39

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