This only is happening at sedentary activities. When he is playing
sports or very busy, he doesn't do it. I'm leaving him alone and I'm going to tell DH If he notices it Not to say anything.
I tho k it's a bit of an obsessive thing and hope it will pass.
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I don't always do it after milk though, so it seems it's like concentrated milk things to sort of put it.. like ice cream or a bowl of milk. Even after diet soda I find myself kinda wanting to do it but not as severe. but it's not gasping or choking to death it's these big deep breaths to get more air.
My DD started to do this about 1 month ago. I noticed that you posted this awhile ago. What did you do and how is your DS doing with the deep breathing? I have made an appointment with a Ped. Pulm. and hope to get some answers. It's very unsettling and wonder what it could possibly be?
My daughter did this exact same thing. I had asked her about it (she does have allergies) and she said it was only because she couldn't get enough into her nose. She kept wanting to breathe that way and ended up having to "catch up" every few breaths. This worried me for a while, too. Her allergist said that coughing is the sign to watch for asthma and she does cough when she gets very upset (so, not asthma but worth watching).
This had gone on for a while when she finally was old enough to use her words to answer my questions. Bottom line? Her nose is chronically stuffed up, probably due to her extensive allergies. A kid's nasal irrigation kit could help, easier to get started on than a neti pot, but you could try that too. Honestly, we've done nothing but explore options and she doesn't do this anymore. I think she has learned to mouth-breathe a little when she doesn't feel like she's getting enough through her nose. Yeah, we should do the sinus rinse, sure, but she seems to have adjusted. She's 6.5 now.
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This happens to me too. It feels like I'm not getting enough air through normal breathing and sometimes it's difficult to take a deep breath to get more air, unless I yawn. I asked a doctor about it when I was in my teens and they did some tests and said my air intake was fine, but of course it wasn't bothering me when they were testing. It comes and goes, having cool air or a fan blowing in my face helps me.
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This description is the very definition of asthma, or of another respiratory or pulmonary issue.
Lying down is the TOUGHEST thing to do when you have asthma. It messes up your ability to exhale and the way your bronchioles respond.
It's normal NOT to be comfortable lying down if you have asthma or something like pneumonia.
Please, hit up a doctor, a PA, a Nurse Practitioner, and have your son tell them what's happening. Get him tested, see if he responds to simple meds.
I say this with lots of love and understanding...I've had asthma all my life but wasn't diagnosed until I got sick (with pneumonia, bronchitis, and laryngitis all at once) and almost died when I was 12. :/ Not a happy experience.
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I have always had this problem, especially when laying down flat but sometimes when just sitting around also. It is like even if I breathe deep, I just can't get enough oxygen. It helps me to open a window or generally just having air move around me. It also helps to lower the temperature in the room somewhat...and to do a thorough cleaning session with damp rags to really catch the dust. Hoovering and dusting doesn't really catch dust the same way as a good damp rag does.
In any case, don't dismiss it since it can actually be something and in the meantime, just open a window to let in some fresh air.
I do this too, after a chest Xray (former smoker here) and pulmonary capacity test or something like that, was diagnosed with mild asthma. They gave me an inhaler I didn't use for two years and I didn't bother to refill the prescription. For me, I only notice it when I have a cold, even if the cold is too mild for coughing, runny nose, etc., this will be a symptom.
I would definitely get it checked out, you don't want to mess around with asthma.
Which reminds me maybe I should refill that prescription.