I wonder if anyone can help me? I have been having difficulty breathing at times for 18 months now. It started all of a sudden and has gradually got worse. This can now happen a few times a day and last several hours at a time. I get out of breath now after even just a few seconds of high intensity movement. This is often accompanied by a pain in my chest mid height approximately 1-2 inches from the centre. My local GP's have failed to find anything. I have paid privately to see a consultant at my local spire who has had lung function tests, ECG and blood tests completed and he can't find anything specific wrong with me. I am a 45 year old male who before this was in good health. This also started very suddenly. I am at a loss what to try next and am prepared to self fund.
I am more than happy to pay for tests to secure a diagnosis but have no idea where the best places are in the uk to have this done.
This is really affecting every day life now, the gp seems to have given up. They have diagnosed acid reflux, chest infection, anxiety, "slight blunting of the heart" etc etc none of which have been correct.
I lost my dad to ipf last December, I have suggested it may be this, but they have advised that they would hear crackling in my lungs if this was the case.
Any help really really appreciated