Hello all. A little while back I posted here about a chronic cough and breathing issues that I was having. Well it’s been nearly 5 months. I’m still waiting to see a specialist. I’ve had three different inhalers none of which work. My temperature is always out of whack in one direction or another, and now I have come to realise that my SATs aren’t very good either.
They seem fine when I am sitting, although even when sitting I now find myself out of breath. When I do anything to exert myself (getting up from a chair, rolling over in bed, eating...) then they drop. I walked upstairs the other night and my SATs hit 69%. They’ve hit the 70s too and at night when I lie down to sleep, they hover around 85-88%. I’ve had to start propping myself up in bed because when I lie down all I can hear and feel is my throat or chest wheezing and crackling which doesn’t help ones sleep much.
I’ve lost my appetite and just feel sick a lot when faced with food; I feel like my entire torso is full to the brim. I’ve lost weight unintentionally (2 stone!). I’ve had two X-rays that were both clear. Blood tests ruled out blood clots but showed high white blood cell counts and constant mild anaemia (even though I take iron tablets) and whacky shaped red blood cells.
I’m 26, and yes I’m obese but one day out of the blue I had a cough and breathlessness. Now it just seems to be getting worse. I’ve seen an asthma nurse who said my results weren’t normal, and I’m seeing them again next week...
I feel like I’m going mad. I’ve read a lot of stuff that causes normal people to worry. I’m just exhausted. I can’t breathe properly. My chest aches and it doesn’t feel muscular. My back aches too.
My parents are more worried than me, but I’ve thought about asking to get a CT done. The specialists may refer me but I don’t see them until December.
I can’t even make a hot drink without wondering where my breath went.
Anything would be helpful. Tips, suggestions, etc. Thank you in advance x