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Feeling like its laborious to breathe and/or getting "tired" of breathing?
I was diagnosed with asthma about 12 years ago, but I don't particularly remember those symptoms I mentioned in the title. I recently had an onset of my worsening asthma symptoms with a severe sinus infection, but until the last week or so, my asthma has been pretty much under control (only using my albuterol inhailer about once a week). I also take inhailed steroids daily and have been on Prednisone numerous times in the past.
I'm just wondering, are those usual symptoms, or can asthma not cause those? I mostly notice the "feeling tired of breathing" a few hours into an attack if the nebulizer doesn't work. It's like I have to consciously think to breathe, and at some points (when I'm exhaused from days of not sleeping while being sick) I get really dizzy, notice that I haven't taken a breath in in 15-20 seconds, and then get startled and start breathing again (of course, thinking "breathe in" to myself). My chest gets really sore after this because it's such a struggle to just breathe in... and it feels like I can only take a half of a breath, no matter how hard to try to breathe in. Sometimes my wheezing sounds like one of those high-pitched dog whistles, but for the most part, I don't wheeze at all. Oh, and I get a dry, hacking cough too.
Thanks if someone can help because I'm pretty worried about this! :)
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- 1st of all how often are you using the nebulizer?
you can only use that if you really NEED to!! if your on it more than twice a day then its down to the DR's im afraid!! to much of the nebulizer can damage your lungs as the drugs are harsh!! so small doses is fine but you feel like you need it all the time then you must go to the dr's!!#1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:06:00 GMT