I have just about taking every test under the sun in dealing with my inability to exhale/breathe the CT scans and X-rays, PFT's, Spirometry test etc... show normal lungs no asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema etc... my GP and gastrointestinal Doctors seem to think it's a side effect of my hep C Cirrhosis . The pulmonary doctor said my liver / spleen are swollen & I can only exhale at approximately 70% which is Moderate but I will bet that number has dropped as now I am light headed and dizzy. The constant wheezing / coughing can be heard without a stethoscope. I am going to see yet another pulmonary specialis soon. However I was curious if anyone has experienced this wonderful problem or have any knowledge of probable causes or anything. Nothing has worked inhalers, nebulizer etc... I would love to figure this out and get back to breathing somewhere close to normal.