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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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Does this mean I have Pulmonary Fibrosis?

I have had asthma my entire life and hospitilized for it many times as a child. I am now 2 months away from being 35 y/o.

For a month now I have been struggling to breath and it's different than a normal asthma attack. I've been to the ER twice in 3 weeks due to my nebulizer not helping much. I've been needing my nebulizer every 2 hours on average and wake up every 2-3 hours during the night needing it. I'm also on prednisone and antibiotics and inhalors.

I went to my doctor a couple of times this month too. My xray showed something abnormal in my left lung so she ordered a ct scan. My dr. told me that the scan shows scarring to my left lung and she's referring me to a pulmonologist. When I type in to get info about lung scarring I see pulomnary fibrosis and reading about this is scaring me.

Does scaring of the lung always mean pulmonary fibrosis or not? I don't know how long it will take me to get in to the specialist. I breath better when I don't do anything. Is this good for me to do more even though I can't breath? At the ER my oxygen levels dropped down to 80, but did go back up to the low to mid 90s.

Any info on this would be great.

 
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