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Silent/Invisible Symptoms

Coughing and wheezing are common symptoms of asthma, but they definitely aren't silent. Some people have said they experience shallow breathing, frequent respiratory infections, yawning or sighing, difficulty sleeping, etc. What are your silent asthma symptoms and how do you manage them?

  1. Chest tightness is often my first symptom, I use an albuterol inhaler to try to open it up. I also found fatigue is asthma's codependent. Trying to breath, even thinking about breathing, can be exhausting.

    1. Hi , and thanks for joining in this conversation regarding silent / invisible symptoms that may be associated with asthma.

      You make good points, especially referring to both chest tightness and fatigue. Many of our community members have shared their experiences with these symptoms, so you are definitely not alone!

      What are you able to do when you are feeling this way? How do you get past it?

      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator

  2. Never wheezed, always tightness in my chest, fatigue. Hot tea with raw honey, hot shower with a little eucalyptus

    1. Hi , and thanks for joining in this conversation about the silent / invisible symptoms that may be associated with asthma.

      Based on what you've shared here with the community, it sounds like you've found a remedy / treatment which works for you to relieve the symptoms you've mentioned.

      Keep up the good work!

      We appreciate your feedback.

      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator

  3. Same here with chest tightness, extreme fatigue and
    just a sense of foreboding that tells me grab rescue inhaler or vape....on nebulizer !! Also have COPD and pretty good at
    intuiting when and what to do.....

    This site is sooooo helpful and I have learned a lot and appreciate any tips I can apply to making my life easier
    breathing....51 year old daughter has had asthma since 2 years old and is a Science Educator for Purdue University...she is hooked on this forum and recommends it when she does seminars, classes and workshops on asthma and upper respiratory issues...thank you Leon!

    1. Hi again, - it's so good to 'see' you here again. I know you've been a member and, participating in our community, for at least a year or more. We have had conversations with you over this period of time and appreciate your kind words now, too!

      For ease of reference, here is a link to several of our conversations going back:

      It would seem you've learned quite a bit about this condition (asthma COPD overlap syndrome - ACOS), and able to manage it with your own intuition and self awareness! Keep up the good work!

      Nice to hear you and your daughter are close and managing all this together. There is nothing like family for support!

      Once again, so very good to 'see' you here. Please know you are always welcome here in our online community. We are appreciative of both your feedback and your input.

      Warmest regards,
      Leon (site moderator

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