New to the forum. Doctor says I have asthma. I'm not so sure..
Hope some of the folks here can look at this lab work and give me some thoughts.
26yo male. Height/Weight is perfect. All bloodwork is great.
EKG shows Incomplete right bundle branch block
Passed a stress test last week. Echo is coming this week.
In November 2008 while doing yard work I had a very sudden onset of shortness of breath, with very sharp stabbing pains in my chest and down my left arm.
Trip to the ER said I had an upset stomach. Sent me home.
Symptoms continued for several more days until I couldn't even breathe or move. Breathing was fast/shallow with level 8-10 pains when breathing in.
Second trip to the ER said upset stomach.
Saw a local doctor the same day, says I had Pleurisy. Gave me meds for that.
Continued the meds for about a month.
Still very short of breath. Doctor ordered further testing. Due to work I missed a few appointments (stupid me), and now we're at this point.
Still am short of breath, any activity makes it quite severe. Feels like a freight train is sitting on my chest.
Doctor does a breathing test.
I have been taking:
Asthmanex - In the AM and in the PM.
Singulair - Once at bedtime.
Pro-Air - Two puff's up to 4x per day as needed.
prednisone - Took this for a week.
At this time I'm still having the same symptoms: Short of breath. It is quite random, but is very bad with any activity as I get winded very, very fast. My face gets quite red as well when this happens and I get very hot.
Just sitting here on the couch now I feel like my lungs are hot and very short of breath.
Pro-Air/Albuterol does nothing but make my heart race.
I'm going Monday for another opinion locally on the asthma/shortness of breath issues, including back to the cardiologist.
Any thoughts on the above readings?
Thanks for any replies.
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