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    I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I really hate going to the doctor unless it's 100% necessary so any advice would be great!

    For a few months now I've noticed myself wheezing occasionally and sometimes feeling tight-chested, particularly in bed at night or around cats and dust.

    A few nights ago I was at predrinks at someone's house, I hadn't drunk any more than I usually do and was definitely not overly drunk. Just as we left to go to the club I started feeling really tight-chested and as we were walking I had to stop and sit down several times due to shortness of breath. It felt a bit like a weight on my chest and like I couldn't get enough air out, rather than not being able to get enough air in (although obviously that happened as a consequence!). The whole thing had passed within about 15 minutes and it wasn't ever bad enough to consider going to hospital or anything like that, I actually felt pretty calm throughout and was able to carry on the rest of the night completely fine.

    Any ideas? I doubt it was a panic attack as I wasn't upset and have never had any issues with anxiety.
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    Erm, probably, yes. Just a mild one.

    And, go to your doctor because this is necessary.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I really hate going to the doctor unless it's 100% necessary so any advice would be great!

    For a few months now I've noticed myself wheezing occasionally and sometimes feeling tight-chested, particularly in bed at night or around cats and dust.

    A few nights ago I was at predrinks at someone's house, I hadn't drunk any more than I usually do and was definitely not overly drunk. Just as we left to go to the club I started feeling really tight-chested and as we were walking I had to stop and sit down several times due to shortness of breath. It felt a bit like a weight on my chest and like I couldn't get enough air out, rather than not being able to get enough air in (although obviously that happened as a consequence!). The whole thing had passed within about 15 minutes and it wasn't ever bad enough to consider going to hospital or anything like that, I actually felt pretty calm throughout and was able to carry on the rest of the night completely fine.

    Any ideas? I doubt it was a panic attack as I wasn't upset and have never had any issues with anxiety.
    Struggling to get air out is quite classic for asthma (generally a panic attack causes difficulty getting air in, and isn't caused by cats or dust unless you have phobias of them!!). Definitely go and see your GP very soon as you may need to get started on some treatment, as if that was an asthma attack you can get preventing the next one.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't argue with that. Definitely worth a trip to your GP fairly soon.
 
 
 
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