Hi everyone, i have been having problems recently with breathing...it has been an ongoing thing for a few years but i mainly ignored it as it didn't last long and then i wouldn't get it again for months. recently its been much more often though and friday i was up all night because of it, and didn't get to sleep until 7.30 Saturday morning. Even on Saturday it was on and off during the day. A few weeks ago i was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation...a rapid irregular heartbeat by two separate G.p's by stethoscope but when i got to the hospital it had stopped and the ECG was normal. I wore a heart monitor the week before last and when i rang my doctor's surgery i was told to make an appointment to discuss the results with my doctor, so i know something has shown on the monitor, but couldn't get an appointment until the 25th. last Friday i had an ultra sound on my lungs and heart but don't know the results of that yet. that was ordered by my Rheumatologist.
My systems are like i'm forgetting to breath, and then start gasping, then sometimes just going upstairs makes i feel it's hard to get enough oxygen. Also my diaphragm feels weak as if it hasn't the strength the take deep breaths, also i have a sensation in my throat, like its hard to swallow. I know i have some fibrosis of my lungs and other organ damage, but i haven't experienced such breathlessness and palpitations before. I'm starting to worry that it's pulmonary hypertension. Does anyone else have similar symptoms. Thanks very much for reading. All the best xx