I woke up at 5 a.m. short of breath and coughing. Breathe in wheeeezzeeee, breathe out wheeeezzeeee. I couldn't fall back asleep. It was a horrible feeling. No matter what I did I could not get enough air. I wasn't going to pass out or anything but it was very uncomfortable. I don't have asthma, as far as I know. I turned to good old Dr. Internet to find out what could possibly be wrong. It's either bronchitis brought on by allergies or a side effect of GERD. I took an ibuprofen, a zantac and more allergy medicine. After about an hour I was breathing normally enough that I could fall back asleep for about a half hour before I had to wake up for work. I'm feeling better but not 100%.
Ok I'm going to call my doctor and get this checked out. My co-workers are freaking me out saying it could be asthma.