I'm new to this forum & would really appreciate some advice... I'm 22 & for the last 6 months or so have been havin problems breathing, not severely but every day am aware that breathing requires more effort than it used to and especially when I'm sittin still I sometimes have to take a really deep breath to feel that I'm gettin enough air in... weird thing is I'm really active, do lots of sport and never have any trouble during/after excercise, also I never get cough/wheezing/tight chest that seem to be common asthma symptoms....
I finally went to doctors today and he made me do a peak flow reading, the best I got was 360 & he looked horrified, said that for someone my age/height (I'm 5'8 and in good shape) it should be about 490... this really scared me... he prescribed me a peak flow meter to ""practise"" with at home and said that the ""poor"" readings were probably due to lack of practise, but I've tried several times since I got home and never got above 350, now before going to sleep its 320.... in all honesty, is this really a low pf for a tall, healthy 22 year old or is he overreacting??
Doctor said that it didn't seem like asthma due to lack of any other real symptoms, and has sent me for an ""emergency"" chest x-ray tomorrow, thing is he didn't give me any clue as to what it could be instead... so I'm really scared!!
Sorry to have gone on & on, and if I've posted in the forum despite probably not having asthma, I just really wanted some advice from people who seem to know what thy're talkin about.