I have been told that this arises from a cellular problem.Hi,Dave
I have exactly the same issue. Its actually one of the most debilitating symptoms i have. Not only that even the smallest exertion like getting out of bed leaves me out of breath, im at the point where most of the time i steuggle to speak because lack of air and energy in the chest. Very hard to explain. Its a mixture of breathlesness with weakness in the chest area, trembling, pain, gasping for air. Im also in the Uk. One doctor said its anxiety!!! I lost it a bit.
Because of the inability to speak i almost isolated myself completely, i simply struggle to keep a five minute conversation without gasping for air.
I am planning to do a chest x ray, probably privately since i doubt a gp would send me for one... they just refuse to listen or even try to umderstand...
I will keep you imformed if that x ray will show anything.
All the best and dont loose hope.
Mine improved, but now I have asthma that I didn't have then. I had trouble at times being able to speak for the same issue you mentioned and this was long before I ever had asthma. I have been ill with ME over 27 years. Please rest rest rest and find a way to get the best nutrition possible. No one, especially a non-expert physician will ever understand fully what they haven't lived themselves. You must be a decision maker when it is too difficult to make decisions. This is in order just to stay alive.