This problems started out when I discovered mold in the bottom on my trash can. Turns out, I was highly allergic to the mold and I was breathing in the spores on a daily basis for a month. Upon removing the mold, my syptoms (symptoms) resided, but I read that long exposure can lead to lung scarring. Everything was fine until I went scuba diving for lobsters and ascended too quickly to the surface possibly experiencing pulmonary barotrauma. Since then, ~6 months ago, I wake up in the middle of the night and feel painful tightess in my chest when I take in a deep breath. It is always worse during sleep, when Im lying down, and after drinking alcohol. It is possible that I have structural damage to my lungs that will take some time to heal? I have taken Prednisone and used an inhaler, but the inhaler only takes care of the associated asthma, not the tightness and pain.
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