Originally Posted by Hoseman
Tricky one this but you might try and get your dr to look at fungal infection specifically Aspergillus sp. If your lungs arent working correctly its obvious your heart rate will rise compensating for increased work undertaken. Keep your heart rate down and relax until you get some form of result. Stay off inhalers unless you have confirmed airways disease. Have you had saturation levels recorded AFTER exertion.
Worse case ...........bronchoscopy for a look see and washout for samples.
CT or MRI.
Hi Mike, I had a chest x-ray done and I thought myself it could be aspergillus but the x-ray shows my lungs look normal. Although I do know x-ray doesn't show everything. I have taken courses of antibiotics and this hasn't done anything. I suppose I would need anti-fungals like sporanox to get rid of it? For now I know that when I smell strong perfumes or smoke from a fire I start to choke and cough and the head pressure comes in.
An allergist thinks it's asthma I've developed and she gave me a Qvar inhaler to try out. I'm not sure if I should use it or not. My allergy test shows normal except I'm allergic to dust mites and that's it. My lung capacity is at 99% when they do the blow out lung test.
I've asked for an endoscopy to look inside but they keep saying it has risks and they have to put me to sleep and it's the last thing they'll do.. I asked for a pulminologist referral and finally got it.
My allergist said if I use the steroid inhaler I probably wont need to see the pulminologist once I'm done using it.