Air hunger very severe scared

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hi i am a 26 year old male who has had severe air hunger for going on a entire year its very bad i gasp and gulp air every minute of every single day im gasping yawning sighing and gulping once a minute at the very least... ive had ekgs normal blood test normal ct scans normal x-rays normal blood clot test normal and ent normal i also went to a pulmonologist the first time i went my spirometry was 75 the normal reading is 80 and he didn't Know why he suspected asthma so he did a spirometry with a inhaler my test showed no improvments... i came back again did another spirometry and this time the results were normal 85 but he still seen a mild abnormality he wasnt concerned he officially ruled out the lungs.... well i began feeling sicker past few days and i went ti a mee doctor for another opinion and this family doctor did another Spirometry the readings were back in the 70's this time at 72 he said he wasn't sure he said potentially asthma or psychosomatic causing it but i know its not who can relate and share there story... please do nothi i am a 26 year old male who has had severe air hunger for going on a entire year its very bad i gasp and gulp air every minute of every single day im gasping yawning sighing and gulping once a minute at the very least... ive had ekgs normal blood test normal ct scans normal x-rays normal blood clot test normal and ent normal i also went to a pulmonologist the first time i went my spirometry was 75 the normal reading is 80 and he didn't Know why he suspected asthma so he did a spirometry with a inhaler my test showed no improvments... i came back again did another spirometry and this time the results were normal 85 but he still seen a mild abnormality he wasnt concerned he officially ruled out the lungs.... well i began feeling sicker past few days and i went ti a mee doctor for another opinion and this family doctor did another Spirometry the readings were back in the 70's this time at 72 he said he wasn't sure he said potentially asthma or psychosomatic causing it but i know its not who can relate and share there story... please do not forget i gasp for air 24/7 every single minute searching for a deep and satisfying Breath... forget i gasp for air 24/7 every single minute searching for a deep and satisfying Breath...

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    Hi

    are you in the uk or america?

    you seem really stressed but dont seem to be getting anywhere with it which is not doing you any good.

    id suggest you need to see a Specialist

    i apologise about the typing my ipad has amind of its own tonight!

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    Cantbreathe, I'm in a very similar situation. About a year ago I went out and donated blood, then came home and started hyperventilating violently as I sorted my clean laundry. We ruled out the blood donation as a cause, but beyond that a whole team of specialists and family doctors have almost unanimously written me off as "anxious" and "psychogenic." I've been through two pulmonology clinics, two emergency room visits, cardiology, an allergist, and of course psychiatry at everyone's insistence. The psychiatrist was actually the most supportive of the group, writing emphatically that this is NOT mental health-related and that I need more somatic testing. All my tests have come back normal.

    I finally got a referral to pulmonology at a teaching hospital and was assigned to a doc who happens to be a research fellow. It's made all the difference, probably because he has the mentality of appreciating an intellectual challenge. His theory is adult onset asthma, and he's promised me that if he's wrong, he won't give up on me. I've been doing pulmonary rehab and it's helped a lot with the air hunger - now I only get it mildly when I exercise or talk a lot. I also took Advair for three months, but I'm not really sure whether it helped or not.

    It might help if you think back to the months leading up to the air hunger - did anything change in your surroundings? Your diet? Any exposure to chemicals or smoke? I live in Oregon so I've had to adapt to forest fire season getting more dramatic over the past few years. I also had a mouse infestation in my house this year, which has a correlation to asthma. Just a couple of thoughts. I hope you feel better soon.

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    One more thought, and I apologize in advance if you've already done this. Try to identify what triggers the episodes of air hunger and any environmental factors as well. For myself, I've noticed that I respond negatively to chemical cleaners, perfumes, strong body odor, and certain cooking oils. My biggest trigger for air hunger is talking, followed by exercise and bending/stooping over. I've learned all this through trial and error.

    Whatever is going on, there is probably some pattern to it. The more information you can glean on your own, the more you can help your medical team. Again, best of wishes.

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