| | Help, I'm scared!
Please anyone who reads this that has any thoughts , please respond. I am a 27 year old female. I had been having chest pains off and on for the last year and my doctor had dismissed them. Now I have had some mild shortnesss of breath for the last wee, that can come and go at any time, not necessarily related to exertion. I went back to the doc and he tested me and says he thinks it may be asthma , based on my history with allergies. I asked him to send me for a chest x-ray because I am so nervous about my past history of smoking. He agreed to it , if it would make me feel , better but didn't think it was necessary. I started when I was 16 or so and smoked off and on , but mostly off (not everday, usually casually, out with friends) for 9 years. I have not smoked at all for almost 2 years, because of a previos bout with SOB that resolved itself. Now I have been doing all of this reading on the internet and I am scared to death of having lung cancer. So much so, that I think anxiety has caused me to have soreness all over and headaches. Of course that has feuled the fire and then I think I have cancer and it has spread all over my body! Anyway, let me stop rambling. I have a dey cough on occasion, but no other symptoms other than the SOB. Please any advice would be appreciated. I have not received the results of my x-ray , yet and i go tomorrow to have a lung function test done.