I am in need of help from our community again.
I have just been diagnosed for the second time with multiple PEs and also have COPD. My questions are thus:
1) Diagnosis was delayed because I thought my SOB was caused by the cold weather. Has anyone else been diagnosed with PEs as well as having COPD? Do you have any tips as to how to tell the difference between the cause of the SOB?
2) I have been refererred for further tests as on both occasions the cause of PEs was unknown (I hadnt been on a long flight or had an operation) Has anyone else had PEs where cause was unknown? Any ideas what tests are likely?
3) I want to book a summer holiday. Any idea how long before I can be considered 'Fit to Fly'? I am on Apixaban
4) I am frightened to exercise too much as getting SOB might indicate recurrence of the PEs. Any advice about this welcome.
Sorry to ask so many questions. I am really worried.