I’m having breathing problems when coughing and wondered if anyone out there has had any similar experience.
I’m suffering with a cough for the first time since I was diagnosed with MS 3 years ago. The coughing fits are out of control - So much so that I don’t feel safe to drive. But the thing that is really bothering me is that, after one of these fits, I cannot breath for about 30 seconds. I am fighting to suck air into my lungs but it won’t happen. In fact, I think air is being sucked into my stomach instead because when it’s over, I burp it all out. This all happens about 5 to 10 times a day, but always when I wake.
2 years ago, I had swallowing problems associated with my MS - And it was a little similar to this in some ways - There’s some gadget in your throat that decides whether you’re swallowing food or breathing air, and that got confused then, so I wondered if it is getting confused now, triggered by the cough.
Has anyone out there had a similar experience? If yes, please let me know how it went. I’m hoping that getting rid of the cough will get rid of the breathing problem.