Hi to all, I have been getting progressively breathless for over two years now. In November last year, I was taken into hospital with cellulitis and an infected leg ulcer and to begin with they thought it might be sepsis. The ulcer on my leg has only just healed after 6 months and I was having a nurse come in twice a week to dress my leg. I will now have to wear elastic stockings for the rest of my life and they are horrible.
Anyway, I had been thinking that the breathing problem was because of my asthma but it was getting worse even with my usual treatment. I was sent for a chest X-ray and then a CT scan and my GP rang to say that it had shown up scarring, shadowing, thickening and a lacy pattern and I should see a chest consultant asap. An appointment has come through quickly for me to see one on the coming Monday. It is good that it has come through fast but on the other hand it makes alarm bells ring because they are seeing me to quickly.
I was told to leave off the Methathexate and Leflulmide back in February and I am now feeling pain in my fingers, knees and feet much more. I am just wondering if any of you have had breathlessness caused by Mtx or Lef and if so what was done about it. I know you are not doctors but it would be interesting to know of others experiences.
Two days ago, I tried walking up our garden (it's not a big one) and I bent down to pull up a dandilion and couldn't catch my breath after doing that. I managed to make it back into the house but struggled to do that.
I am getting worried now but will just have to wait until Monday and I don't suppose I will get any answers then anyway.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend and that the weather is better wherever you are. It is very bad here with torrential rain and it is dark and cold and just like winter.