Hope you are all ok. I wondered if anyone had experienced the following?
Normally, I am very wheezy but haven't been for the past few weeks.
Initially, 5 weeks ago, I got a chest infection followed by a virus and swollen glands, which included a trip to A&E and 5 trips to the GP's in the past 5 weeks and another booked for tomorrow.
I feel absolutely exhausted and as soon as I go out of the house and start walking about or doing anything, I feel my chest tightening and feel really light headed and weak. I also seem to be getting a lot of pain in the base of my lungs. In particular on my right side, where I initially had the infection. The GP seemed very uninterested in the pain and said it must be muscular from coughing, I said I hadn't hardly coughed but they didn't offer any additional explanations! The GP did listen to my chest and said that I wasn't wheezy so they doubt it is my asthma?? I am sure it is. I get so out of breath. I have previously had physio for hyper ventilation syndrome so I am trying to do my breathing exercises. I know what because I am not wheezing, it just sounds like I panting! Even my partner keeps saying, 'slow your breathing', I wish I could!!
I haven't been to work for 5 weeks now and I have now been referred to occupational health, who I am seeing on Friday. Does anyone know what to expect at one of these appointments as I am a bit worried about it.
I feel really low and as if people don't understand how ill I feel because I look well. Then I wonder if it is all in my head but again as soon as I go out, I feel like I could collapse because I feel so short of breath and weak.
Does anyone else seem to be suffering like this?
It is difficult because it is different symptoms to normal.