For >1 year I've had trouble breathing. Last year, My PCP thought it might be asthma and gave me an inhaler that might have helped slightly. Chest X-ray, labs were fine. At that time my EKG and echo were abnormal and I saw a cardiologist. Everything checked out ok, to include a nuclear stress test.
Symptoms never got better and worsened several months ago. Now my heart pounds and I have to consciously take deep breaths with minimal exertion. Returns to normal if I rest. The inhaler doesn't help. My neuro said its not likely MS related and I have an appointment with my PCP tomorrow.
I'm wondering if it's weakened intercostal (breathing) muscles related to MS. Does anyone else experience similar related to their MS? (By the way my heart and lungs sound ok but I'm not getting good air movement at the bases of my lungs --I listened with my stethoscope 😊).