Hello everyone, recently I've been havng issues with my asthma, and would like some advice from some like minded people if that's alright. I've already set up an appointment at the doctor's, but honestly I'm just trying to find a little peace of mind from others who might have an idea of what might be going on.
For about the last 2 weeks or so, I've been having issues with my asthma, which include a pain around my shoulders and slight chest pressure. I also had a somewhat severe asthma attack Sunday night which led me to coughing up a light yellow mucus (I apoligize for those who are squemish). After this attack my lungs felt oddly clearer and not in so much distress.
However, recently I've felt like something is "stuck" in my chest for a couple days and I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm not having coughing fits, however coughing does help relieve the tension of the area at times. The cough is dry most of the time I should add. All of this has affected my work recently as well, since I work a very labor intensive job that frequently makes my shoulders, back, and other areas sore, which adds to the overall problem as well. For example, my symptoms calm down when I'm at rest or coming down from doing work. However, once I start working (usually moving heavy objects) my back and chest start to feel tight and my lungs feel like they're in a vice. I'm at a loss as to what to do honestly. I'm not exactly sure if I pulled a muscle and it strained my back, causing the deeper muscles in my body to react as well, if something changed in me recently, I'm honestly quite clueless. I've had asthma all my life and I've not felt quite like this before.
I did recently adopt a new cat, however during my initial time with him over the last month, I didn't have any allergy flares or asthma problems with him here. I have also recently burned my esophagus , that being last week. I've mostly felt that I've healed from it, however I'm not sure if its compounding onto my current problem.
I apoligize for all the information, and I know its just advice here and not medical help, but any peace of mind to my current situation would be lovely. I hope you all have a wonderful day.