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    Hi.
    I've been noticing it more lately, that i keep getting short of breath.
    I dont mean like when i've been walking or anything, just standing or sitting and i cant seem to catch a decent breath. I'm not fat or particularly panicked....it's annoying as i end up heavy breathing down the phone
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    do more exercise (i know boring) that should help your lungs
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    do you get pains in your chest???
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    Nope, no pains. And i do exercise regularly. Well, i've had 2 weeks off due to hospital and surgery but i noticed it before then :-\
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    how come you didn't ask while you were at tthe hospital? i'm sure it will just go away if you're healthy, but if you're worried then i would go see a doctor good luck xXx
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    Because i had enough on my plate while i was in hospital.cheers.x
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    what was wrong? x
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    They're still not sure. abdominal pains. had a laparoscopy but nothing wrong with my womb. I didn't fair too well with the anaesthetic though so was a bit of a traumatic stay :s
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    Check your blood...You may have anemia (lack of red blood cells)
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    or folate deficiency (like my mum)...
    Yeah do the blood test
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    (Original post by shushimeng)
    Check your blood...You may have anemia (lack of red blood cells)
    Yes anemia can be the cause, also you may have asthma, Pneumothorax (likely), Pneumonia, Emphysema/Tuberculosis (not likely)
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    I think it's probably anxiety that's causing it, not necessarily full-blown panic attacks but the same idea. Espesh with the hospital stuff. Hope your ok.
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    it could be asthma. i was diagnosed with very mild asthma a few years ago, after i experienced the same symptoms as you - i'd just be sitting around or trying to sleep and i wouldn't be able to catch my breath properly. my parents kept complaining because i was taking really deep breaths to try and get comfortable and it sounded like i was constantly sighing. i think that kind of mild asthma can be cured over time, and helped by exercise, but that's not true in of all cases - i had been diagnosed as asthmatic as a baby, but my mum didn't want me to take medication for it because she thought it would go away on its own. unfortunately, it didn't.
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    My mum's got a blood test thingy at the moment (prick test) so i may give that a go!
    Thanks for all help guys
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    (Original post by Mrs. Political)
    do more exercise (i know boring) that should help your lungs
    No don't, at least not until you know what it is! Some types of asthma can be triggered by exercise (mine is) so you'd just make it worse if it is that. It wouldn't help if it were lack of iron either (though it might not be either of those). It does sound like asthma though; your description sounds like what i get when I have an attack - you might want to look into it so you can get an inhaler.
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    (Original post by tritogeneia1)
    No don't, at least not until you know what it is! Some types of asthma can be triggered by exercise (mine is) so you'd just make it worse if it is that. It wouldn't help if it were lack of iron either (though it might not be either of those). It does sound like asthma though; your description sounds like what i get when I have an attack - you might want to look into it so you can get an inhaler.
    eep!
    im sick of going to my doctors tho i always seem to be in there and im sure they think i'm a hypochondriac
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    (Original post by Fleece)
    Nope, no pains. And i do exercise regularly. Well, i've had 2 weeks off due to hospital and surgery but i noticed it before then :-\
    hang on a sec. did you get out of breath before you were in hospital? were you laid up in bed or something for an amount of time?
    Have you coughed up any pinky phlem, found yourself coughing more in general, or had any pain in your side when you take a deep breath in?
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    (Original post by Vhisko)
    Yes anemia can be the cause, also you may have asthma, Pneumothorax (likely), Pneumonia, Emphysema/Tuberculosis (not likely)
    you're full of poo
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    you're full of poo
    :rofl:
    I think she'd know if she had a pneumothorax!! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    hang on a sec. did you get out of breath before you were in hospital? were you laid up in bed or something for an amount of time?
    Have you coughed up any pinky phlem, found yourself coughing more in general, or had any pain in your side when you take a deep breath in?
    :-s dont tell me ive picked something up in hosp! No i think i was the same before hospital....
 
 
 
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