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I have had it a few months, but have noticed it getting worse in the last couple of weeks. I don't have it all the time, only when I'm talking on the phone, trying to have a conversation with my friends, or whilst I am eating. When it happens it is quite severe, I have to stop talking/eating. It lasts for a little while after the event but is happening most days to some extent. I don't notice any sounds associated with the shortness of breath, I just feel like I am out of breath. I have only seen my primary doctor who didn't know what the issue was, but I have had medical tests previously due to some other conditions that I have which are Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. However I don't associate the shortness of breath with these, because I have had them a while and the shortness of breath is a relatively new symptom for me.
Thank you for the information. I had an endoscopy in early 2013 due to nausea/vomiting, do you think this should be repeated then in light of my new symptom? I have noticed that after talking for a while that my voice gets hoarse, I feel like I'm straining my voice, would this fit in and possibly be related to the shortness of breath? I also mentioned this to my primary doctor earlier as I've complained of that before and they, again, weren't sure. When you said voice earlier I thought you meant any noise on breathing such as wheezing, sorry for the confusion on my part!
Thank you very much, I will get a referral to an ENT doctor as soon as I can. This has reassured me and I at least have a direction to go in now! Many thanks.