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Sudden shortness of breath when not doing physical work. Cause?

Sometimes when I m breathing , I feel like the air is escaping my lungs and I lose my breath. It happens sporadically maybe once a month. I remember it happening in college one time that I started to panic because I couldn t catch my breath. I wasn t doing anything strenuous. Just sitting in class. The times it s happened I haven t been physically active so I m not sure what is causing it. I m 30 now and I just got that shortness of breath and I m laying in bed watching tv. I m a few lbs over weight but in college I was in shape so I don t think it s my weight that s causing the problem. Any ideas what can be causing this?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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hi,you didnt mentioned whether you have any lung diseases in your childhood like asthma.If the the problem is due to that and you can have a chest xray to rule out and you can also consult a general physician more more details.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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