Posted by: Beth | 2011/10/01

breathing condition, also fatigue

Why is it that when I get breathless from exerting myself physically, I can not take deep breaths for a few minutes, I have to take short rapid breaths, something like a dog panting, and only after that can I take deep breaths?

Separate question: I am fine, had winter flu then sinusistis recently but was treated with antibiotics and recovered, and yet I get very tired. I get plenty of sleep and start the day off with energy. But by midday I am dragging myself around and just need to sit down for an hour or two, sometimes lie down and sleep. Why is this?

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It is possible that you are experiencing exercise induced asthma. Your tiredness can also be linked to a light form of asthma. I suggest that you consult your doctor for blood tests and a lung function test. This way, your doctor can address all your symptoms.


Dr Anrich

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