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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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  • Davo
    2 months ago

    Feel like my lungs are cramped , because of bloating caused by cortasteroids ,was taking pulmicort turbohaler stopped that now trying flixotide inhaler,starting today ,IV always been a bit active mowing grass going shopping vaccuming house chores swimming a bit,but lately really breathless when doing things,I live in a very hot climate NSW Australia surrounded by bush fires and smoke it’s been going on for 2 mths now ,my wife is also breathless coughing and she has no asthma .any info wishes all.

  • aleqmiller moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi there, Davo. I’m so sorry to hear you are having a hard time breathing due to the climate and bush fires. Here are a couple resources from the site that may be helpful to read:
    Hope you are staying safe out there! Sincerely, Aleq ( Team Member).

  • 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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