I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this problem. But I've got to see if anyone else is like me. I think my problem is either anxiety or paranoia or maybe I am just a hypochondriac.
It all started several years ago when I got a bad case of bronchits. It lingered for weeks and I started to worry I had some sort of lung disease. My father died of emphysema/heart problems, my grandfather had lung cancer and my aunt died of an assortment of problems: heart, lung related. So you can see why I would be paranoid. Well, I have always had allergies since as long as I could remember. It seemed like since that bad case of bronchitis, every year I would get sick and cough forever. I finally went to the allergy doctor and had testing and I have hayfever and asthma. I am still paranoid about my lungs. I don't have typical asthma symptoms, I don't cough much, have attacks, just some shortness of breath. I am on medication, but it seems the medication hasn't really helped a lot. (According to my lung function tests). My next appointment is in June to see how well my medicine is working. In the meantime, I have been working out trying to get my lung function up. I test my peak flow like 10 times a day. I just want somebody to say my lungs are ok and that eventually they will be back to normal. I can't really tell you how this bugs me.!!!It really affects me and my family. I get depressed about it and just kind of disassociate from everyone. I am SO paranoid that I will end up like my relatives even though I am healthier a they were and have never smoked. I would really be interested if anyone else is like me?! Thanks!