I'm wondering if anyone with any medical knowledge or experience can help me.
I'm 19 years old and for the past 2 years have been suffering from SOB. I'm never gasping but have a feeling as if I don't have enough air and have this strange feeling from my throat downwards, like an irritated feeling. I have not been diagnosed with asthma and lung function was good overall 90% is this good or borderline?
I have also had a chest x-Ray which was clear.
Every time I get a virus for example a cold, my cough lasts for weeks. The last time it lasted 8 weeks and varied from producing lots of green mucus to very dry and keeping me awake all night.
The doctors gave me amoxicillin, clarithromycin and prednisolone but none seemed to help apart from the steroids.
I am getting very worried and it's getting me down.
I also have had reflux since I was 15, they have tried various drugs such as omeprazole 20mg, 40mg and lansoprazole 30 mg but nothing has got rid of it. They said they will try endoscope if it does not work after this course of omeprazole. I just wonder if this is possibly linked to my chest problems as I have heard it can.
My oxygen sats are 99% and as I am young the Drs don't seem to be worried or care.
I have often thought that if I continue to feel this way I don't want to live anymore.
Can anybody help?