Hi - I've been struggling to get an answer for my chronic shortness of breath for about 6 weeks now. I've had (mistaken) diagnosis of COPD, anxiety, angina and GERD. Now, the docs are making me self inject a blood thinner until I can get a CT scan on Monday as they think I could have a pulmonary embolism. I get zero pain on breathing though and can breathe quite deeply.
I definitely have some gastric issues. That was made clear the other night when I coughed and choked all night after a takeaway. I've made a few adjustments to my diet and I am much more comfortable.
My main symptoms this past 6 weeks are SOB on mild exertion and a constantly rapid heartbeat. Are these the kinds of symptoms a HH could cause? I have no chest pain but I have realised in the last couple of days that I have a feeling like a fist being pressed into my abdomen just below my ribs.
As I said, I am having a CT scan over the next couple of days. Would a hernia show up on that? Is it a likely cause of my symptoms considering it causes me no pain. I had an echocardiagram the other day and she specifically ran the probe up the centre of my abdomen quite hard. Would it have shown up there?
Sorry for the rambling post. The doctors have got my brain frazzled. I've been told I've got so many things in the last couple of weeks that I don't know whether I'm on my proverbial or my elbow!