I'm a 19 year old female and for the past 6 or 7 months i have been suffering with fairly sever shortness off breath problems (constant urge to take a deep breath) and extreme pressure in my chest along with minor chest pain that over the past week has turned into a little more sever chest pain. The pain is usually in the the the middle of my chest on my sternum. It NEVER goes away i don't have "attacks" it's just something that is there 24-7.
I have been to the doctor many times trying to figure out what this could be. the first doctor did a chest X-ray and said i had a viral pneumonia and sent me home with a z pack i came back for a follow up a week later and nothing had changed my doctor then told me she doesn't think it was even pneumonia in the first place that it was just shadows on the x-ray she then sent me to the hospital to get an EKG a PFT test and blood tests these all came back fine. I then went to a different doctor and she put me on medication for anxiety thinking it was just stress from starting college but iv been on them for about 2 months if not more any they have done very little but now I'm extremely exhausted at all times no matter if i sleep all day i still wake up exhausted. my mom was talking to a friend and she brought up something about an enlarged thymus gland in her chest that she previously had removed and she said that they couldn't find it on any test other then a CT scan she also said she had similar symptoms as I....Could this possibly be an enlarged thymus?
This is possibly the most frustrating feeling that iv ever felt and i just want it goneeee!
and its also incredibly frustrating because all the doctors that i have been to so far just tell me "I don't know what it is, I just don't know" and they all leave it at that, instead of sending me to someone who can figure it out!!
after the second time of going to the third doctor with no improvement he is finally sending my to a lung specialist. i have not gone to my appointment yet it is still a few days away this gives me a huge feeling of relief because i feel like were taking a step in the right direction.