• 2 months ago

    Long term lung issues

    I was born with mucous in my lungs after my mother smoked during her pregnancy. I eventually improved, but years later on and off, I'd have issues pop up. Breathing difficulties that would stem from being around potent chemicals and pushing myself too far physically. I would wake up short of breath afterwards, and this would continue until I took liquid sleeping medication and I could feel my lungs calm, and I could breathe easier.

    I have no idea what to call this... what I deal with. It's not constant, it's erratic and I can never tell when it's about to happen. But it's very worrisome for myself and family. Due to financial limitations I have not been able to determine what is happening to me. I was wondering if anyone has any insight into what's happening to me, or if someone is dealing with something similar. Is this asthma? Something else? I just want a better understanding of what's happening to me.


  • 1 month ago

    RE: Long term lung issues

    Hi there and welcome.

    I think it's important you talk to your doctor about these symptoms. Shortness of breath upon waking up can be due to a multitude of reasons, including sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. You can read more about sleep apnea here: http://wb.md/2iHBqmR

    This is clearly a problem for you and you deserve to have it recognized, diagnosed, and receive treatment so you can get some relief.

    Please follow up with a doctor and share your concerns and all your symptoms.

    Let us know how you're doing (((hugs)))