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Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD board


It's comforting to know others obtain low readings as I have the past 2 years. I was referred to a Pulmanologist for a"spot" on my right lung which turned out to be scaring from an old infection. Had bronchitis a couple of years ago, a Pulmanary Spiromotry Test was performed & was dangerously LOW. (remembering way...back 10 or so years ago, a similar test was done at my local Dr. office while having similar chest congestion...showed too low, see Dr. now...I ignored & left & never thought about it again...I was younger then!!). Now, I have these spriomotry tests done every 6 months...It's always low. Pulmanologist states it's "like an asthma type obstruction". I have Azmacort inhaler for it. Well, now I think I can't get my breath, cough a lot, have phlegm in throat & go nuts worrying about it. I never had a problem before I had this computerized test done which shows where I'm supposed to be for my height & weight & was about 1/2 the way to it. I bought a peak-flow meter at the drugstore for about 16.00. You take a deep breath & blow as hard as you can. Normal is somewhere between 400 to 550. My age,height,weight should be 425, well, I'm lucky to get it to 300 most days. I keep doing it till I'm dizzy, however, sometimes I can get it up to 400, not very often. Most of the time it's 250-325. I think this is just "normal" for me. I was told by another MD, if you were told you have obstruction, it can be treated, restriction is another problem, still treatable however. So me too on this one, I'm getting very anxious about this & the more I try to breathe normal the worse it gets. I also have chronic nose dripping which perhaps plays some part in this whole thing. Any comments appreciated. TNX :) :)