I'm just needing to write this down and empty my brain!! I saw the consultant on Monday and following lots of lung function tests/ chest ct scan etc I was told one of my blood gases are low which is what has been causing my problems over the last 8 months and they don't know the cause. I am now going to have tests on my heart because they think this may be causing the problem including checking for an undetected hole in the heart. They are also going to check for a small long standing clot on my lungs which would not necessarily show on the ct scan and pulmonary angiogram i have had and were clear. He also mentioned a couple of other tests i will have.
I guess what i am finding strange is to think my problems over the last 24 years (on and off) may be attributed to something separate from my asthma.
Life at the moment is a real physical struggle, with showering/dressing/housework and any walking causing shortness of breath. But also short of breath on resting too at times and still getting asthma sympoms! (And i live in a hilly town and have to walk 1.5 to 2 miles to work). Luckily my work is not physical, more mental but i know i couldn't keep up this effort past this academic year.
I am wondering if anyone on here has had similar experiences?
Thanks for reading,