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Hannah21

774d

Think I have asthma anyone know Legit symptoms ??

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    • Snowy

      772d

      @Hannah21 you definitely could have asthma! I'm certainly not trying to say you don't. I think it's worth a doctor visit to get checked out.

    • Jcm13

      773d

      There is also allergy induced, my son has that. Getting his allergies under control helped. My sister has a constant dry cough with her asthma. It’s a bit complicated so see a doctor if you can.

    • Snowy

      774d

      Exercise induced vs. Non-exercise induced are different options. Part of me wants to say "if you have asthma, you'd KNOW you have asthma" but I've always hated that explanation, not to mention I got diagnosed relatively late when I probably had it for years and no one diagnosed it and I never made the connection. I finally went into the doctor when I had an asthma attack bad enough where I thought I was going to pass out. For me, it feels like someone is somehow squeezing my chest - like I can't move air in or out easily. My lungs burn and I can feel mucous form in my bronchi as I breathe. I imagine the biggest part that differentiates asthma from just being really out of breath, at least to me, is when I stop exercising/moving and I try to catch my breath, it stays bad and hard to breathe. If I'm just out of breath (which happens, I'm wildly out of shape), when I stop moving, I catch my breath within a minute or 2 and there isn't much of any pain or lasting effects. After an asthma attack, my lungs hurt for hours or days (depending on the severity of the attack), I cough up mucous, my chest hurts, and my accessory breathing muscles hurt/are sore. Asthma attacks can be very scary. You feel like you can't breathe - because your breathing IS severely impared. I don't recommend that feeling to anyone, it's horrible. If you truely have asthma, definitely go to the doctor. You can get a rescue inhaler to help when you have an attack and if it's bad enough, there are daily medications too. Best of luck! Feel free to reply or reach out with questions :)

      • Hannah21

        772d

        @Snowy I feel the same with the mucus and the tight chest though

        • Snowy

          772d

          @Hannah21 you definitely could have asthma! I'm certainly not trying to say you don't. I think it's worth a doctor visit to get checked out.

    • Waffle1

      774d

      For me I sometimes get hit with shortness of breath out of nowhere and sometimes when I exercise and doing anything that requires repeated movements. Symptoms differ for everyone but if you feel you do have it try to get an inhaler prescribed to you it’s always helpful to keep it near especially since asthma can show up out of nowhere at anytime. Hope this helps! ^^

      • Hannah21

        774d

        @Waffle1 I get out of breath a lot and can only breathe through my mouth

        • Snowy

          774d

          @Hannah21 from the "only breathe through my mouth" thing, you may have an issue with your nose/sinuses instead. I had a deviated septum that made breathing through my nose difficult until I had surgery to straighten it. Not saying that's YOUR problem, but that was the case for me. I happen to ALSO have asthma in addition tho too, it certainly doesn't have to be one or the other. Of course it warrents a doctor's appointment though! They will be able to help differentiate between nose problems and lung problems.

        • Waffle1

          774d

          @Hannah21 In that case I would say to definitely get it checked out there’s a lot of ways for asthma and your symptoms can be improved once you have the proper treatment. Breathing through your mouth can also cause breathing issue when you sleep for example severe dry mouth. :( I hope you feel better soon if you have any questions feel free to ask ^^

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