I had a telephone consultation with my GP on Monday and she told me that my recent chest xray Showed a little fibrosis in my lower lobes and she wants me to come in to have some routine lung function tests.
I originally went to the GP because since giving up smoking (2 months ago) I had developed some dizziness. They did an ECG -fine, blood tests - fine, BP 24 hour monitor (think that was fine) and a chest xray. The chest xray didn't show any fluid or nodules and my heart size was normal.
I asked her what the fibrosis meant. She said let's do the tests and take another xray in 6 months. Now I am probably freaking out a bit but if it's fibrosis in the lung surely I should be referred for some proper tests. I have read a lot on the internet (reliable sources) and to be honest am feeling very scared.
I don't cough and I am not all that short of breath (I'm 57 and not overweight but don't go to the gym or anything). I work full time and feel fairly healthy. Is there anyone that can shed some light on what I need to do, or am I worrying unnecessarily? Thanks to anyone who will take the time to answer me.....I know there are a lot of people on here that are suffering this terrible condition.