Is it usual to have chest pain during an acute exacerbation which is made worse by breathing in deeply?
My son was in costa last week and consultant on ward round kept moaning he had lousy peak flows because he wasn't trying. She told him to take a really deep breath before doing it. He said he couldn't as it was hurting his chest to breath deeply. He did it for her and his pf went up from 140 to 200. He was obviously in pain as he had watery eyes afterwards. The consultant wrote in his notes he could do better pf's but didn't want to.
Is this usual?