Hi I am new to this site and would like to ask the sites advice.
In January this year my GP sent me for x ray on my chest as I was having trouble breathing and in pain when I breathed, pain was central and to the side and back of the chest. X ray result showed shadows at the bottom of both lungs. My GP said they were of a characteristic pattern but would not elaborate on that. I have seen a respiratory consultant, who has send me for blood tests, pulmonary function tst, CT scan and I have a heart echo this Monday. I have been treated for asthma over the years but docs don't think it is this giving me problems.
When I had my pulmonary test I asked if all was ok and the technician said the test showed my lungs were in the normal parameters of the test.
I will mention also that the pain is worse when I lay down especially on the left side. The pain is so bad I cant breath and wakes me up. Pleurisy has been ruled out. I also have Lupus a very nasty disease that can attack the body and internal organs, but could that put shadows on my lungs? Any advice would be so gratefully accepted as I am confused by all of this and just wondered if anyone on the site had had these tests/ especially the pulmonary test that had come back within normal limits.