I have Emphysema and Asthma. Both have been diagnosed quite some time ago. I recently had a review with the specialist who advised that my Emphsema was significant ...... whatever that means. I also had a chest xray which my GP confirmed I had Bronchiectasis, although my CT scan stated no Bronchiectasis but some lung fibrosis (this has never been discussed with me).
At Easter I had 3 chest infections over a period of 6 weeks or so. Since then I have noticed that I get breathless when bending or kneeling. I have also noticed that, when at rest, I appear to voluntarily take an extra breath or two, such like a child would do when sobbing. I have also noted that when I am breathless I tend to breath out as if breathing through a straw. Both of these actions are completely voluntary. Are these additional symptoms of my condition or just some odd newly formed habits that I have?
I would appreciate to hear from anyone else who has experienced these habits.