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Asthma and Pain – Does it exist?

Does asthma leave you feeling in pain? Do you feel like pain is a common symptom associated with asthma? Many members in our community expressed that pain is common when it comes to asthma. Asthma attacks, coughing, wheezing are all things that we may define as painful. Asthma is an invisible illness and so is pain.

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  • FeelingShy
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much for focusing on pain. Pain is usually my first and dominate symptom…usually starting in my back and then spreading to my entire ribcage. Before being diagnosed I even had the cause and effect confused: I thought I was only breathing hard because of the pain. I am relieved to know this isn’t completely unheard of.

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Feelingshy (Looks like I saw your second post first but here is how I responded to you).
    Thanks for your post about asthma and pain. We appreciate you sharing your personal experiences with our online community. No reason to feel shy – you are always welcome here!
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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