I wondered if womeone could help me, or if anyone has a similar experience.
I don't have much asthma during the night (I doesn't wake me up) but when I wake up in the morning I often have chest pains, and my chest feels tight, like there's a weight on it. For some reason, this seems to be worse if I sleep on my back, or if I sleep late in the morning.The pain usually eases once I stand up, take deep, regular breaths, and take my morning dose of seretide, but the tightness is hard to get rid off: it usually stays with me most of the day and my breathing feels more shallow, even if I take Ventoline. It is very frustrating, I feel this spoils my days off work as I can't enjoy whatever I'm doing as much as I normally would.
I have mentionned this to my GP and to the doctor at the respiratory clinic, but they don't seem to take it seriously, since I don't have attacks or wheeze. I realise it could be worse, but still I'd like to get rid of it. Would breathing exercices or breathing physiotherapy help?
I have mild asthma, triggered by excercise and allergies, but rarely wheeze and usually have a normal peak-flow. My most common syptoms are cough (I cough a lot, all days, all day long) and chest tightness.
Thanks if anyone can help!