I'm newly diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension less than 5 months ago. I've been on vasodialator therapies and also Lasix and Warfarin.
I came down with a nasty virus about 6 weeks ago which dropped down into my lungs. I was on ZPack for a week and now as it has hung on I've been taking Robitussin to get rid of the gunk in my chest. I believe the virus is at its end run. I have been unable to sleep for any length of time lately.
My Primary Doctor called on Tuesday to tell me that I am low on Vitamin D and Potassium and also that my platelets are low. She said she was not concerned about the low platelets, just that she wanted to keep an eye on it ... and then She called in a prescription for potassium supplements and Vitamin D also.
Now, Last two days I've been waking up with hyperventilating. The first time it occurred, my heart was racing. This morning, my heart was fine, but I was very short of breath. I checked my oximeter and i was at 96% - 97% ... after 45 minutes of this, I took some Robitussin to thin mucus in my chest .... and within a short time my breathing returned to normal. I began coughing up gunk.
Just saw my specialists on Wednesday and completed all my pulmonary tests. Everything seemed fine at that time. I also had few complaints at the time having only one episode of hyperventilation and the galloping heart. The specialist didn't think it was something to be overly concerned about..
Is there a correlation between hyperventilation, and vitamin deficiencies, low platelets ... or is this new development likely just due to my getting over this virus.
I'll likely call the clinic / hospital this afternoon, but most often when that, they doctors usually say to come in to get checked. I try to avoid hospitals because this is where I originally caught this nasty bug.
Thanks for any input you might have!