I am Eileen and my age is 53. I was diagnosed with mild emphysema, asthma and also sleep apnea. It becomes very difficult for me to breathe because of chest tightness and heaviness. I also experience a dull pain. I am prescribed to take combivent and prednisone for seven days. When I took both the medicines I felt a little relaxed for a while. After that, I can’t understand what is actually happening to me. My difficulty in breathing increased with bronchitis. Can anyone explain what is felt when one gets an asthma attack? Do I suffer from an asthma attack?