Hello. I have not posted in some time. Was DX about 3 years ago with emphysema/asthma. It has not been fun, as I'm sure all of you can agree.
But things have gotten much worse for me since Christmas, to the point where I can no longer sleep at all because of SOB.
Went to pulmo yesterday. I was sure I would leave on 02. But oxygen reading on my finger was 100. I was surprised, to say the least. In August, my FEV1 was 75, which I just could not believe.
So, yesterday, doc does chest x-ray and says it looks good. Shows slight hyper inflation, but not much, she says. Says my lungs look quite normal.
Bottom line, she says I should not feel as bad as I say given my numbers. She has said this to me before as well.
She actually suggested that I might want to see another pulmonologist. I'm not sure if she was just trying to get rid of me. No, she assured me, it might just help to get a new set of eyes.
She wants me to see my GP and jottted down some things she wants him to check: Thyroid, testosterone, Vit. D.
Could it be possible that something beside COPD is contributing to my SOB?
I've made my appointment and have her notes ready. Both docs are at same hospital.
I don't know what's going on, and apparently neither does she. She works with a large pulmonary group at a major hospital and has a good reputation.
I don't know what to think anymore. Thanks for listening