I just got over a head cold about 2 days ago and now I think I may have something else. My lungs feel like they are shrinking and being squeezed when I breath in and expanding like a big ballon when I breath out. Also when I breath out it feels like someone is pushing down very hard in my lungs. Usually when I breath in hard I cough up mucus. These feeling come and go every couple of minuets. I can hardly say a full sentence without coughing badly too. I've been taking alka setzer plus, NyQuil day and night for the past 2 days.
Your description of your difficulty breathing suggests that you may have asthma, even if you didn’t know you had it until now, and the infection has precipitated an asthma attack. Other possibilities would include bronchitis or bronchiolitis.
I strongly suggest that you arranged to have your lungs examined by your doctor now because if you have asthma, this would be a good time to establish the diagnosis.
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