Hi, my name is Nathan, I am a 41 year old male and new here.
For months now I have been having irritation in my chest which sometimes feels like an itch or a tickle, sometimes almost like a hairball is there. Also occasionally a feeling of "suffocation".
There is no pain, but the sensations are horrible and even keep me from sleeping properly.
I recently saw a respiratory physician who noticed slight wheezing and prescribed a Symbicort inhaler and peak flow meter. He also suggested a chest x-ray, which revealed small bilateral dark patches, which I think he said might be bronchiectasis but he is not sure so now I am awaiting a CT scan.
My peak flow over the past 2 weeks has ranged from 455 to 530 which is borderline low to normal. The inhaler has been no help so my physician told me not to continue with it.
Does anyone have any insight or advice? The CT scan is some way away and I am at my wits' end.