Hi.. I've just found this site. I've been struggling with SOB for well over 2 years now. I've had various tests performed while living in Southern Ireland up to and including a lung ct scan with the diagnostic report of possible Hypersensitivity pneumonitis to something Obliterans.
Upon returning to England to live I took my ct results to my new GP who has sent me to a consultant at the county hospital...here Ive basically realised they are starting from the beginning again...and as frustrating as this is (they are basically saying I have asthma, which the Irish Drs never once thought I had) i am getting concerned about my 02 oxygen levels... I purchased an oxymeter to check my stats and am at 90 first thing in the morning, down to 88 mid afternoon and down to 80 to 82 in the evening. I keep reading that with stats this low I should' be one supplemental oxygen, but....considering that neither my GP or Consultant has checked my oxygen levels I feel that if I go to my GP and ask about oxygen he will basically tell me no.
I do not have a job and this is probably a good thing as I would not be able to work...a friend of mine visited me last night and today I am abslolutely exhausted....does this sound like asthma? I've never had an actual attack...just short of breath when I walk...I used to walk 7 miles a day, now I don't want to leave my house for fear of not having any energy.
If anyone does take the time to read this rambling I thank you!