First just to say I am going to try and see my GP today but would welcome some thoughts. About a week ago I got my first cold in 15 years, Not flu imo but quite nasty with aches and pains and feeling wiped out. Now I am getting bouts of intense coughing. Sometimes it feels as if the air is gradually being knocked out my lungs till I am 'running on empty'. Usually I pick up straight away but last night I woke up in bed coughing then found I couldn't take in any air. I sat up in bed gasping for air for what seemed an eternity. I thought I was going to pass out.
I'm not someone who goes to the docs with a cold or even flu but this was terrifying. Does it ring any bells with anyone?