I just spent a week in the hospital with bronchial asthma attack and was sent to see a pulmanary doctor today. He told me that asthma is not a disease that can be definitely diagnosised (he compared it to being pregnant. You are either pregnant or not and asthma is not definite like that). He said that the feeling of not being able to catch my breath and get a satisfying breath is all in my head. My brain stem is not receiving the signal that my lungs are clear and that I do not need to take a deep breath. So I am over extending my lungs. And if I dont feel better in a month he would put me on valium so that I would relax. Has anyone ever heard of this before? I am so confused. ThanksView Thread
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