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Shortness of breath

Debby47
Debby47

Hi All.

Lately I have been having terrible shortness of breath. However, a week ago I did have an ECG and it was fine. I do smoke, so I am sure that is not helping. But I cannot shake this shortness of breath. It comes in episodes and lasts about 2 hours. Anyone else have this with their anxiety?

Thanks

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How old are you ?

Debby47
Debby47 in reply to Hidden

48

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Have you been tested for COPD ? It mainly in those over 45.

Debby47
Debby47 in reply to Hidden

No. The doctor says it is anxiety. He did want me to have a lung test when I was sick with bronchitis, but that went away.

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A doctor told me I only had anxiety but I didn't, well I did due to being physically ill.

You should get a lung test done regardless if bronchitis.

Debby47
Debby47 in reply to Hidden

okay thanks to you, I have made an appointment right now with my pharmacy tomorrow. They are going to do a blow lung test. Apparently that can pick up if I have COPD or any other lung problems. If not, its just anxiety but like you, I would rather know. Thank you :)

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A lung capacity test, you simply blow into a tube and it gives a reading. If the reading is low you'll be referred, if it's normal then you'll be told, no!.

Debby47
Debby47 in reply to Hidden

Hi dave. The test was very very low. Seeing doctor on Tuesday after holidays. I guess I will be having a chest x ray next.

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Still could be construction from tight muscles but you'll find out, could be anything yet so don't think the worst yeah !!.....

Let me know how it goes, good luck !!

Debby47
Debby47 in reply to Hidden

okay thank you, and thank you for being here for me. hugs

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Your welcome

We on the same boat i get the same thing

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