I've been having trouble taking deep breaths for about six weeks. About 1 out of 5/6 attempts is succesful. when this began, it was much worse. I had a chest x ray and it was negative, and a facial CT that came back ok to. I have no Temp, and somewhat of a dry cough, to no cough at all. It is NOT anxiety. I have this when I sleep, or on vacation. So far i have take a 14 day supply of amoxacillin, the diskus of advair, and now on my last day of a 5 day, 5mg prednisone pill. My chest feels funny. Kinda tingly. The prednisone has helped loosen the muscles around the chest, but I'm still experiencing everything else.