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Where to start i am a male 29 yrs of age i stopped smoking 22 months ago. In february i had a pain in my right breast and thought cancer so went and got it looked at. They gave me a ultra sound and told me that it was fat so to start exercising and it would go away so when summer rolled round (im in canada) july 1st i started walking 5 days a week. almost 2 months in i have lost about 18 to pounds but i still had that breast pain and every now and then a sligh pressing pain in different parts of my chest. I went back to the doctor and he said i may have pulled my sternum so go to my chriopractor and that should fix it. I did that and it has gone away from the most part. What he had said at the time was he does not think it is a lung issue cause im not coughing alot. I did tell him i have a very slight half cough but he said its nothing to be concerned about my chest sounds clear so i went on my way but my cough over the last month has gradually gotten worse now its a dry horse cough that comes every couple hours between one or 2 coughs and its gone with some small almost half like half breath coughs its hard to explain. I was not worried about my breathing untill my mother mentioned this weekend that my great grandmother had emphysema or Ashma she could not be sure but said it was from working in the mines or something. Needlse to say that sent me on a downward spyril once i looked it up and i have been worried about my breathing since to the point i feel like my chest is closing and i can eat if i try eat i get a funny like empty/tingly feeling in my chest and just don't want to eat. I am constantly now trying to get a depth break but most of the time i cant get that deep catch and keep on trying or yawning to get it and when i do get it i feel relieved for a moment and then have to try again. I will mention if i am busy and not thinking about it i don't seem to have any issue but then i start thinking on it again and it comes back. I went to my doctor yesterday and he listend to my lungs again and said they sound normal they abit congested but nothing he would be concerned about. When i told him about my family he said he wants to test me for Ashma cause of my family history though my great grandmother only got it from work related issues. He is sending me for a breathing test but said it will take 2 to 3 months for them to book an appointment so now im reading all over the place dreading this, The only symptom i really seem to have is the couch im not coughing up any flem though i do have some thick spit in my mouth. I have a 18th month old daughter and i read the life expectancy is 5 years i don't want to miss out on my daughters whole like i don't know what to do am i worrying about nothing or do i have emphasema/COPD
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