Casting a wide net and exploring a few avenues as trying to work out what's wrong as its driving me nuts.
Since 2015 I get periods of breathlessness. It was bad in part of 2017 then nothing at all in 2018. Since early Jan this year following a cold and lots of work stress I am breathless again, same feelings as before. Not sleeping. Lying flat seems to make it worse. I yawn a lot when feeling short of breath. It comes and goes throughout the day and it there roughly half the day.
The weird thing is that I can do aerobic excercise fine. Regularly swim cycle or cross train. Cycling off road up and down hills for 10 miles..no problem, I am fairly fit. If anything exercise makes me feel better when doing it and for a while after. I can however then get breathless lying on the sofa that evening and the breathlessness has been on off since Jan and we are now late March.
I had spriometry ecg echocardio and bloods when I had this in 2016..same symptoms and feelings and they found nothing wrong.
Since my cold in early Jan one nostril or the other has been constantly blocked and my nose is snotty and sometimes feels like it's running into the back of my throat so I often spit white sputum. Saw an ear nose thirst specialist and was told have deviated septum and ome nasal inflammation .. but not enough that it needs an operation
I will admit to being terrified this is copd. Mainly because of the lying down thing seeming to be a symptom I have googled (God i wish I never started googling health issues!!l...but then I don't understand why my exercising is fine and spiro was fine. Any thoughts appreciated.