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Right Side pain on Right side

When I start having severe asthma, or asthmatic bronchitas, my right side of my chest hurts and becomes more severe as it progresses to my back. The pain in my back which I have discussed it with my Doctors say this is my lung area.
It usually starts in mid August and continues through winter. I call this my asthma bronchtas season. These problems started out mildly about 7 years ago but has become worse and I can't miss nebulizer treatments 2x a day. I still hack at night. During the day, I have constant mild right pain towards my breastbone and chest has become sore even to touch.
I would really like to know if anyone has experienced any or all these symptoms.
Thank you for any responses. K

  1. I get occasional soreness on my left side. I think it’s muscle soreness from violent sneezing and huffing up mucus when asthma is acting up. Lungs have no nerves, so they cannot emit pain … so my pulmo tells me.

    1. Hi Otter, and thanks for joining in the conversation here, based on the post by our fellow member, .
      Although, I respect the opinion of your pulmonary physician, I would like to share with you something further about lung pain.
      Our community advocate, , authored an article here recently, in which he shared his life experiences managing this condition (asthma), and lung pain. I thought you might find it interesting (and helpful), to read.
      What do you think?
      Leon (site moderator

  2. I experience tighten and pain in my chest. Especially when I take a deep breath.

    1. I was recently working with other asthma educators and patients, and we had a debate on lung pain. People can absolutely fell lung pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, or it's hard to take a deep breath, this can be a sign that your asthma is not as controlled as it can be. Have shared this information with your doctor? ~ Lorene, site moderator

  3. Yes. It feels tight like an elephant is stepping on my chest .

    1. Thank you for joining the conversation. Hopefully this is something you do not experience very often. What do you do when this happens? Wishing you all the best. John. community moderator.

  4. Yes

    1. That's hard, Cheryl. Have you found anything that helps? Thinking about you. -Melissa, asthma team

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