Originally Posted by claflamme
Hello everyone. I have a simiar question I am not anemic now but I have had a few drops in my rbc in the past. But On mondayMarch 19th I got real pain and shortness of breath felt almost like asthma attack I do have asthma, but hasn't really bothered me. I went to the dr and they put the o2 sensor on my finger and resting it was 100 and walking around the office once I was short of breath and went down to 93, I am only 26 and this has not happened before. The dr sent me for a cat scan of my lungs. I am going back tomorrow for the results. What could cause this? I still easily get short of breath and it has been almost 2 weeks now.
Thanks for any info .
I don't smoke either.
I followed up with my dr yesterday. And she put the oxygen sensor on my finger while resting and it was fine at 99-100%. Then we walked about 20 ft and it dropped to 90% I got a little dizzy she had me sit and checked my pulse and it was 115.And my BP was about 13?/??, so that went up ,(It was normal when I first went into the exam room) So we went back to the exam rm. and she ordered blood work that will be done on friday one is to check anemai and other stuff. Also I am getting a 24 hr holter monitor and an echo and a stress test, because she is not sure why this happened. But since I was 15 I had quite a few episodes of blacking out anywhere. Hopefully they find out why this is happening, she also put me on a steroid and an antibiotic to see if it helps. But 2 weeks ago when I first saw a dr about this my o2 only got down to 93, I wonder what would cause this to happen in only 2 weeks time.
Thanks for reading. I guess the CAT scan showed something but nothing serious but I think I have to have another one done in a little while or so.