Breathless after coughing

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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?   

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  • chris2


    The GP gave me some antibiotics and ticked me off for not calling for help when it started but I wouldn't have been able to speak let alone get to the phone. Anyway after hunting around on discussion forums I believe it was an episode of laryngospasm. I've picked up some tips on what to do if it happens again. Never would be too soon.  


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