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Chest Tight Permanent?

In late October, I had an important soccer tournament where I played through my asthma by using my nebulizer. During that week, my chest was tight and it sometimes hurt to breathe. Now, in January, my asthma has died down but my chest is still tight. I can go on runs still but the middle of my chest above my sternum is constantly tight. In addition, my throat near the Adam's apple seems to have pressure and it helps to burp. My asthma seems more sensitive, reacting to allergens like pets when it hasn't for about 5 years. Did I permanently damage my lungs? If it helps, the only medication I take daily is Qvar and a Singulair pill, but those have never caused me problems before my asthma attack in October.

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341655 tn?1240368839
if it helps to burp maybe it has something to do with your esophogus and acid reflux?  Something to ask your doctor about.
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372680 tn?1228161610
"In late October, I had an important soccer tournament where I played through my asthma by using my nebulizer."

Dear lord, why?  No, no, no.  Naughty soccer play -- if you told your doctor that, he'd punch you in the face.  If he doesn't, I would.

I've never heard of asthma relief through burping (I bet that's super hot, btw), so I'm wondering if you're also having an acid reflux-type deal.

Asthma + allergies do go hand-in-hand, albeit not -always-, so get tested if you haven't been or take an over-the-counter allergy med to see if it helps?

You can always talk about different asthma medications if you're still having a tight chest.

And to reitterate a previous point: no playing soccer when you can't breathe.  Do it again and I punch you.
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