Hi, I am new to this board and have a question. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 12 years ago. Whether I really have it or something else still runs through my mind though, which is why I want to know if anyone else has this problem. For about 3 months now, I have been having trouble breathing. First, about a year ago, I was always having to clear my throat. Mostly after eating. Then sometimes I would get a real hoarse voice. Sometimes it would all go away and so I just forget about it. Then the clearing of the throat came back, followed by a heaviness in my chest.Now I have this everyday, usually right when I wake up and stand up I feel it in my chest, not long after, I ususally feel like someone has their hands around my throat, almost like it is swelling, but with NO sore throat. Sometimes I have pain along with this that goes along my jaw area and my ears. I get this feeling like I can't swallow, but I can. Also, sometimes I get this itch in my chin that is under the skin. Which kind of sounds like asthma and allergies, right...but if so, why do I get better if I lay down? And I never have these problems when I am asleep. Also, I went to Er once with this because I thought maybe it was asthma, and my oxygen was great like 97%. So they said it couldn't be asthma, but they referred me to an allergist who had blow, and I was at 77%. So naturally she said asthma, but I think they just say it period, when it may be something else. I know you know what I mean , because I have been told I had all kinds of diseases over the years that were wrong. Just want to know if anyone else has symptoms like this. Thanks a lot, I would really appreciate any input.