Hi Donna, well first off I want to say that is wonderful news that you have a healthy heart and lungs! Unfortunately it leaves a lot more questions than answers. As you know I do have lung problems and when I'm really having a hard time the doctor told me to increase my prednisone until my breathing eased up. The reason my problems worsen is because of the humid weather. It really makes my breathing heavier. and I breath faster and deeper which causes other issues like making me tired from working so hard to breath. Have you ever been tested for alergies? Allergies can cause the clearing of the throat, tight chest,dry cough. I get cold chills somtimes when my o2 gets low. I really don't know anything about costro, but I sure hope they get to the bottom of it soon. It's very unsettleing to not be able to breath. Sorry I couldn't be of help but I just wanted to end you hugs and let you know I was thinking of you
Hey Carol. Often when I think of you I'm amazed that you can keep a positive attitude (not to mention quick wit!) with all you have to contend. I was tested for allergies last year and I'm allergic to milk, pollens and grasses. I finally gave up milk (my favorite drink) a few months ago. Prior to my extensive non-recreational drug habit, I enjoyed the occasional beer with Mexican food and even more rarely a gin & tonic. At least I still get my dose of quinine from the plaquenil :)
Love ya Sis.