This is an odd one, but does anyone else have trouble telling the difference between these two?
I’m conscious of something not feeling quite right in my chest. I don’t think it can be anything very serious, as my breathing is not compromised to any noticeable extent. I did a very steep and hard hill-climb on Tuesday, and seemed alright with that (i.e. I could keep up with people 20-25 years older, which is OK, in an MS-ish sort of way).
But today I have a kind of buzzing in my chest, and the weird thing is I’m not sure whether I’m wheezing, or whether it’s one of those internal vibrations, beloved of MS, that just happens to be in my chest this time. I wasn’t even sure if it wasn’t my bra, creaking under the strain!
I have more-or-less permanent rhinitis (runny nose) and sore throat (not necessarily anything to do with MS), which have been treated periodically, and do seem a bit worse these past few weeks. But I’m not actually conscious of having had a heavy cold lately, or that it’s migrated to my chest. I have a “scratchy” cough, but that’s almost always there, and seems to be purely a throat thing, not the chest (not deep, rattly, or productive).
But I’m starting to wonder if it’s possible to have a chest infection and not realise, or if the chest buzz is purely neuropathic. I feel OK in myself, apart from the recent upsurge in the allergy-type stuff, and this very minor buzzing.