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hi i have got ashma i am a electrician and when i lift anything i get a tight pain in chest which then leads to breathing inhaler works after a while.if i cough when i get this pain i have a black out up to now it lasts about 30 seconds.the other problem i get regular is a very bad pain in the back of my shoulder which penertrates through to my chest again this really restricts my breathing.a massage helps.all of this has restricted what i can do.i only got ashma in 2009.but cant hold a job down now due to my breathing problem.i have never been out of work in 30 years.with out fail every night i wake up at 3am coughing weasing cant catch my breath.can any of the above be solved thanks

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replied February 6th, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The pains which you are having seem to be muscular pains only and I don’t think you need to worry much regarding the same.

I’ll suggest using a topical analgesic (painkiller) cream. However, you should be a little cautious while taking aspirin for the relief of pain as it can cause worsening of the asthma.

The cough which wakes you up in the middle of the night are likely due to a poor control of the asthma and thus you need to consult a chest physician and you’ll likely need some more drugs like inhalational steroids for a good control of the asthma.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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