2. Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is typically caused by disorders of the lungs or heart. The sensation is that of having difficulty breathing. This feeling of running out of air is often explained as the inability to breathe fast enough or deeply enough.
Pleurisy symptoms also include experiencing shortness of breath as the individual tries to minimize breathing in and out. Since the associated pain of pleurisy is linked with breathing patterns, trying to regulate natural breathing rhythms can result in feeling out of breath.