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Some background: I've had breathing issues for about 3 years now and it's gotten worse over the last year. If I do mild exercise such as hitting a ball in a batting cage, sometimes it takes every amount of effort to not faint even though it's not rigorous exercise by any means. If I do something like sprint down the block, it takes me an hour to recover with my breathing. I also wheeze about 75% of the time I breathe even when I'm just sitting down and will sometimes struggle a bit for air even when just lying around.
The doctor I'm seeing now thinks it might exercise-induced asthma. I've been on meds for about a week for it and just got a chest x-ray. The results concluded: "No pneumonia. Slight flattening diaphragms, may be seen with airways disease and hyperinflation".
Everything I read about flattening diaphragms points more to COPD than asthma, but could it be both? My doctor is slow to respond so wanted to see if anyone had an idea before I eventually hear back from him.
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