I've noticed for awhile now that whenever I try to take a deep breath my lungs get the sensation of being really cold and force me to stop with a feeling like im about to choke, kind of how they feel when you walk outside in 0 degree weather and take that first breath, other then that ive had no med. Problems and have always been healthy...Any ideas :/, oh and I also wake up in the morning alot with a sore chest, dunno why...
Yes all of you should see an asthma specialist especially dieby, when you feel your throat constriction that could be a sign of vocal cord dysfunction, do u feel like your being strangled when very stressed or over exhert your self. VCD is treated by retraining the vocal cords, it can also be confused as asthma, especially if you have a heavy raspy wheezing. You all should have a simple test called a "sperometry test" it's when they test your lung function capacity, u must see a specilist for this test. The "boot" on the chest is when i gage my self to seek medical help. If it feels like a "shoe" on the chest, it means your probably inflammed, if u have a "boot" on your chest, u absolutly need to see a doctor. Some of you may have a combination of these issues that take time to sort out, so please seek advice. If u wake up tired from sleep and feel like you have the boot on your chest and have difficulty walking, then go to the ER, asked to be referred to a specialist. For the VCD, if u get NO relief from asthma drugs, then definatly seek out an EAR, NOSE & THROAT doctor or and ENT for short, i thought when my specialist was frusterated with me constantly coming back into the hospital (he has been my lung specilist since, well 20 years now, so he knows me well)He said "Wanda, I want you to see and ENT and go to Speech therapy" I was like what the heck, i don't have time, WELL IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE. I now don;t feel like i am being strangled and when i get that panicky feeling, i have tools to treat it.. So go friends, be open and honest with your lung specilists, don't feel bad to ask your family doctor for a refferal, its a good thing for you all. As for the cold thing, i have noticed that as well this year, and i think it might be pollution on my part. Please let us know how you r doing. god bless WW
If your healthy and all of sudden have lung issues you need to ask what is different in your life, smoking or an injury, if you feel worse go to the er, u need to do the work with the doctors to find an answer!
I have gotten the cold sensation before. Do you notice you get it more frequently if you use your inhaler more? I always assumed my feeling was from the inhaler. Like if I used albuterol a few times in a day I might get it.
I have found my lungs are hurting more when out in the cold and i really think pollution may be an issue. If it keep happening you need to see an asthma specialists, someone who knows lungs.. not just a family doctor!
I would go to your doctor and ask to see an allergy/asthma specialist. They will check for allergies as this can affect your breathing, and can send you for a lung function test. I suddenly had breathing issues and we're still sorting it out, but they sd I'm asthmatic & I have inhalers now which help. Asthma you can get tightness in chest, a lot of mucus in throat as your airways are inflamed and constricting... please go to a doctor as you can have lung scarring and damage if not treated properly if it's asthma.
I have been feeling this cold sensation when I breathe in. I am almost 8 months pregnant and I was assuming that the shortness of breath and lack of lung capacity had something to do with my pregnancy. Is this the case or do I have other health issues yo be worried about