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Dorianisms: Requesting advice

So, I’ve been having trouble breathing for the last couple of days—this is something that crops up occasionally. It just feels like the upper portion of my chest (like, ribcage up) won’t expand fully. It’s not really harmful (I’m in no danger of actually being unable to breathe, just restricted…

Reblog for long answer— That sounds a lot like my asthma, actually. I don’t do any of the typical wheezing, though I do cough. If you can afford it, you might visit a pulmonologist. If you want to self-diagnose a little, see if you can bum a few puffs of albuterol from someone next time you feel constricted, and see if it does anything. It’s my understanding that albuterol is very safe; unlike my other asthma meds, which have important daily limits, I can use my inhaler every fifteen minutes if I need to (with the caveat that I will also need to see my pulmonologist right away if it’s that bad!)

I hope you feel better!


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  1. eloriane reblogged this from hypotheticalthalamus and added:
    Reblog for long answer— That sounds a lot like my asthma, actually. I don’t do any of the typical wheezing, though I do...
  2. notemily said: I would suggest abdominal breathing. Lie on your back with your hand on your stomach and concentrate on your stomach rising and falling, not your lungs. If you can get your hands on a meditation CD, try a Body Scan meditation. Good for many things.
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