I think the NP was nuts, but says I should be tested for CF at 45
I'm learning what I can about CF. Apparently us older folk can be diagnosed with CF.
I had no health issues until I was pregnant with my daughter 10 years ago. I was always a runner, and before I was preg I noticed some days running were very tough (chest hurt, etc) and other days were fine. I usually ended up with bronchitis a couple of times a year.
I coughed the entire time I was pregnant, and delivery was terrible; coughed the entire time and had a bucket to throw up in. (I also had toxemia and they had to induce.)
ANyway, shortly after that I finally had to see a pulmonary spec because following a bout of bronchitis I just couldn't stop coughing, and they found that both lungs were blocked about 60%. Said I had asmtha. Funny thing is, over these past 10 years I've never had an attack, and I don't have most of the asthmatic symptoms. They never could nail down what brought on my "bad days"; allergins, etc. Inhalers or no, I still cough, esp in the mornings and I bring up a LOT of stuff. Sometimes so thick it looks like the gummy stuff they use to stick advertising magnets on phonebooks with--you know the stuff.
Well, I went to a clinic this week about lime disease actually (I'm stiff all over, but off topic) and of course I had my morning mucus attack and so the NP asks if I did it all the time and I said yes, so he said I should get tested for CF.
I don't have any other symptoms of CF that I know of. Just the lungs. It's usually worse when it rains or is really humid outside. Sometimes I have the "bubbles" attack in the chest when its wet outside. (Feels like tickling ?? racing up and down my bronchi when I breath.)
Does any of this sound familiar? You folks understand what CF is, I apprec your opinion.