I've been suffering with really bad breathing issues for months now and just can't seem to get to the bottom of it. I've had spirometry, x-ray, heart echo and CT scan and nothing shows on any of them.
I'm seeing a private Dr who has diagnosed me with autoimmune disorder/Hashmito's disease and is telling me that the breathing issues are a result of that. He has me on thyroxine and will continue upping the doses each time I see him but I've yet to see any difference yet and I'm now coming up to 5 weeks off work and I'm concerned that there's been no improvement in this or my other symptoms.
I'm convinced I have an issue with my diaphragm. The process of breathing feels laboured, and I can feel something struggling to work properly in there. I'm not saying I have a paralysed diaphragm - I'm 37 so I'm sure most medical professionals would say 'I'm too young, etc.' but it just doesn't feel right.
So my question is - would diaphragm damage definitely show on a CT or x-ray? I had a brief glance at my x-ray a couple of months ago and I noticed a slight elevation of one of my lungs but nothing severe. I've called around a few private clincs, Spire, BMI, Pall Mall, etc. but none of them seem to perform fluoroscopy of the diaphragm and lungs.
Any personal experiences/advice would be a great help as this breathing issue is crippling, particularly when I was running 3 times a week just 2 months ago.