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Wish I could find an answer to the issue

Living with Asthma has been relatively easy up until a year ago. Started developing an issue where it became difficult breathing in. Went through all sets of tests from doctors. Tried different preventative inhalers. Xray was fine. Pulmonary tests fine. Everyone says nothing wrong with my lungs, my output is above normal. But what the heck is going on?


Has anyone been through this type of issue? Trouble breathing in, but fine breathing out.


Love my two to three cups of coffee a day. 55 year old male, do not smoke. Had the house tested for mold, 14 year old dog is small, does not shed.


Wish there was a magic pill to make me better. That rescue inhaler always made me feel better when my lungs were tight.


  1. Hi ruttrow, and thanks for your post - you've raised a valid concern. You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), but your 'issue', as you called it, certainly deserves a reply.


    Generally speaking, having a rescue inhaler (which was previously helpful when your lungs were tight), which does not help now, may call for a different medication, if the diagnosis is still asthma, this may help. It may seem obvious, but you may want to ask your doctor about this.


    Asthma is an 'obstructive' disease, which means those affected, typically cannot exhale sufficient breath. This is because the airways are narrowed from bronchospasm and/or inflammation. Not being able to inspire fully or properly may be indicative of another medical issue altogether.


    You may want to look into this issue further with an alternate medical team. What do you think? As you pointed out, in the absence of abnormal test results (pulmonary function, x-rays, other inhalers as well as other testing), makes this even more puzzling and challenging!

    What do you think?

    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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