For the last month I have been having these deep, uncontrollable gasps for air and pain in my upper right back when inhaling deeply. At first it was just a few times a day and I wasn't worried, now it happens every few minutes and sometimes many times in a minute. I don't have asthma or allergies.
The pain you describe suggests pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the lungs) for which there are many causes. One common cause, especially in otherwise healthy young persons is a pneumothorax, a leakage of air from the lung into the chest cavity.
But there are many other causes and some of these can be serious. You should definitely be examined by a doctor and have a chest X-ray.
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