Reply To: Trunk/respiratory weakness?

November 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Seems like we have the same symptoms regarding trunk weakness. I feel like there is an elephant sitting on my chest all day everyday (not so much in my abs). I read that it could be a side effect of the Gabapentin I am taking. I have noticed that a lot of my muscles have atrophied in some way after I stopped working. Nowadays, I try to do exercises and at least one chore (laundry or making the bed), once a day everyday. I, too, am worried about getting a cold. I rarely leave my house for fear of coming into contact with someone sick. I would hate to have a stuffy nose when I already have trouble breathing and swallowing. You are not alone. Hope this helps.