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    Old 06-23-2007, 01:58 AM   #1
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    Shortness of breath. PFT shows severe/mod PFT restriction


    I feel like im starting to get somewhere after almost two years of no progress. I have had on and off shortness of breath for about two years and lately it has gotten very bad. I basically don't feel like i can get a full breath of air and find myself yawning just to get a decent breath.

    I have seen a cardio about this and all came back fine.

    I went to my new GP a couple weeks ago to talk to him about this and he did a PFT. (interestingly enough, he is the first doc that has even thought about a pft. all the other docs said to just deal with it) I don't have the specific results except that it showed severe to moderate restriction. He didn't believe the results and said to come back in a couple weeks and retest. Well, i retested today and it came back with the exact same result. He put in a referral to a pulmonary specialist. i think its going to take quite a bit of time to see the specialist though..

    In the meantime, can anyone tell me what PFT results like this might mean? Is asthma a possibility? I don't know much about it, but always sort of assumed that asthma was an "attack" type of disorder, not an every day, all day shortness of breath thing.

    I smoked for about 4 years and interestingly enough, the shortness of breath sort of started right when i quit.

    My only other suspicion is that this is allergy related. My situation seemed to be manageable until I moved into the house I am currently living in. After living here for about a month, i started getting severe shortness of breath, insane fatigue and a whole bunch of other problems. Its an older duplex with disgusting carpet and I also suspect that there is a mold problem. Could this be causing something? i just have this weird feeling that the place I am living in is slowly killing me. does that sound crazy?? I was going to move because it was the only way i could be sure, but i decided against that. now i wish i would have gotten the heck out of here.

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    Old 07-12-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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    Re: Shortness of breath. PFT shows severe/mod PFT restriction

    I would definitely be concerned about your living conditions and do whatever I needed to do to move for starters. I would also get to the specialist as soon as possible and get some more tests run. I can't imagine your smoking for only 4 years has much to do with your lung condition, quite honestly. You should definitely insist on testing to determine if your condition is asthma because that damage is reversible and treatable.

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