Hello, I'm just looking for a bit of advise. I've struggled with breathing difficulties all of my life, I have a severely deviated septum that's already been operated and also have Rhinitus and take several sprays and drops a day to releave the swelling. Over the last 4-6 months though, I have been having chest tightness and pains and feel like my lungs are struggling to get the air in. At first I was diagnosed as asthmatic and was given pumps to trial which have helped. However, my spirometer and peak flow tests came back as normal. My GP has since advised that 2 blood tests I had earlier this year for problems with my periods have come back with a high reading of Lupus Anticoagulant and that my blood is clotting too easily, and now thinks that has something to do with it. I have been referred to the hospital and am waiting my letters to come through, but have looked into this online and come across Hughes Syndrome. Is breathing difficulties and chest pains a common symptom of Hughes or any other blood clotting illness? I am quite worried it could be something more serious than asthma, but the pump does help relieve some of the tightness and pains. Any advise or help is greatly appreciated!
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