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Sleep Apnea causing snoring while sleeping - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi Doctor , lately Ive been waking up at night having trouble breathing
Doctor :  
User :   and sometimes I breathe really fast like im running a marathon
Doctor :  
User :   and I have been coughing on and off
Doctor :  
User :   What could be causing it?
Doctor :  
may i know your age?
User :   18
User :   My roomate always tell me that I breathe really fast and loud when Im sleeping
User :   she wondered if thats normal?
Doctor :   so you have snoring?
User :   No
User :   just breathing really loud and fast
User :   like I can catch my breath
User :   cant*
Doctor :  
breathing loud means?
User :   Um , i think it means I sound like I sometimes gasp for air
User :   And that she can hear that
Doctor :   ok
User :   I use to have asthma when I was a kid
User :   but its been non active for 3 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   So is it normal?
Doctor :   loud breathing means it is noisy breathing and is a form of snoring

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