Re: Struggling to Breathe
Hi, I used to have the same symptoms. They started when I was about 30, I went to my GP and was treated for asthma. I had smoked for substantially longer than you however. I would suggest that you go to your GP and have them test your Lung Function - a simple breathing test. This will tell you whether or not your lungs are damaged, or not performing as they should. The benefits of this test are that if there is a problem, you can get treated now, rather than take antibiotics or some other drug, which is not treating the real problem. I unfortunately did not know about this test until it was too late, by the time I was 38 I had Chronic COPD and was given 5 years to live without lung transplant. Please be aware that you do not need to smoke to get this disease, apparently our family has a genetic weakness that can also lead to this disease, my mother has only a 57% lung function and has never smoked a day in her life. Please don't panic, you are young and giving up smoking would help enormously. But please see your GP as a precaution only.