Hello, I am a 33 year old female experiencing intermittent chronic lung pain.
About 8 months ago I had a really severe infection in my chest. I had sudden onset of breathing difficulty, profuse sweating and alot of chest pain, poor breath sounds with rattling in my chest. I was subsequently put on Biaxin, prednisone, duramax and albuterol along with another med to control my cough. Since then, I have had chronic problems with breathing and pain. I have been on oral steriods at least four times in the past few months along with singulair and now advair and albuterol as required. My doctor says this is Asthma now, but I still have pretty significant intermittent chest pain when breathing especially on exertion without wheezing. They keep telling me my chest is clear. Is it normal to have pain with Asthma?? I have never even had a chest x-ray or PFT testing. I was perfectly healthy prior to this illness and I have never had environmental allergies or Asthma which is now what the doctor says I have despite the pain. ANY exposure to smoke or environmental allergens now cause me significant distress. Does this sound like typical Asthma symptoms? I am wondering if I should have an evaluation by a Pulmonologist.