Originally Posted by dantescritic
... Also I am worried because mostly I am short of breath when sitting it gets really bad, standing its also not good the only time I am not short of breath is when laying on my back. It's a struggle to get a breath and I feel the doctors arent taking my concerns seriously.
Sorry about your serious, stressful health problems. It has got to be miserable, not knowing what is causing your breathing problems, blood pressure problems, EKG irregularities and possible heart thickening.
There a quite a few possible things that can cause breathing problems. There could be an asthma connection. Personally, I have heart disease which causes some of my breathing problems. I will also get breathing problems if I consume too many carbohydrates, or too much potassium (conflicts with my Ace Inhibitor). Before my health and heart greatly improved, I'd also have breathing difficulties depending upon the position in which I was lying.
Have you come up with a theory or reason why you don't have breathing problems if you lie on your back? When you lie on your back, does your shortness of breath clear up immediately, or take some time?
Do you have to lie flat on your back for your breathing to improve, or can you lie reclined?
What happens if you lie on your right side or left side?