PFT's (Pulmonary Function Test)

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Teri16
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   Posted 5/11/2005 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Pulmonary Function Tests...have any of you ever had one of those?
 
Did your Asthma, or any other lung problem show up when taking that test?, or did you already know of the problem first?
 
I just had my first one done and it did show up my asthma.  (But I did know of it beforehand.)
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/9/2005 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a great site to check out re Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT's)...Hugs, Teri tongue
 

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NicholsTears
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   Posted 6/9/2005 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one of those tests done. That was the first test that I had to take for testing for asthma and I couldnt stand sitting inside the bubble-like thing and breathing into the tube. I failed that so bad but I was told that they were also supposed to have me run on a tread-mill for a couple minutes then have me take the test again. If I did do a stress thing when I was taking the PFT would it have shown that I had asthma?
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/9/2005 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nichols Tears! :)

How have you been doing?! I haven't heard from you in a while. :(

When you say you failed the test?, what did they tell you? Usually the PFT's show up asthma without doing the stress test.

Have you still been bothered by running and stuff? They're still telling you that you don't have asthma?

I'm really not sure what else I can add, I remember you did have some of those tests done for free at the hospital, right? What happened after that?

I sure wish you well (((Nichols Tears))), and I hope that you can find someone to help you!!

Big Hugs to You, Teri :)
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NicholsTears
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   Posted 6/9/2005 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I had the test done but they came back negative for asthma even though when I was doing it I would get dizzy. I am still using the peak flow meter still. I get to take some sheet of paper in when there is 'dip' in the numbers when all I do in summer is basically nothing.
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/9/2005 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Ahhhh, Nichols Tears,
 
I believe we also discussed this, too~doing nothing??  Do you, or a neighbor of your's have a dog you could bathe and take for a walk around the block?
 
Is there a swimming area nearby you?
 
Do you like to play tennis, golf, softball?  Any type of team sports?  I remember you telling me something earlier-but I don't remember right off hand what that was...? 
 
Here's a little story that may bore you, but it is important.
When a baby is born, they have lungs.  In some cases the baby's lungs aren't real active yet and they can get very close to dying.  The Dr.'s actually encourage the baby to cry!  Do you know why?  It's so important to keep your heart and lungs active from birth til you are way older than you are now, or they start to slow down on you and they can't take a lot of exercise.  So by the Dr. letting the wee baby cry, he, or she isn't being mean to the baby, he's helping to save it's life!!
 
That's why I'm encouraging you to keep active and even if you had asthma, I'd be telling you to do the same
thing! yeah So try and get outdoors this summer and find things to do that may help something or someone else and yourself at the same time! 
 
Please keep me posted, okay?!  Big Hugs, Teri tongue
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LilacGal
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   Posted 6/10/2005 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I had one of these too.  It also showed that I have asthma...moderate to servere according to my pulmonologist.  When I told my PCP this, he was shocked.  The look on his face was priceless.  I think that's bc I don't have the usual wheezing with my asthma.  Though, after my asthma attack yesterday, the ER doc did say he heard a little wheezing.
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 6/10/2005 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lil! tongue
 
Yes, I'm pretty sure if a person has asthma that a PFT would show the asthma.
 
How is your asthma doing today??
 
Hugs, Teri xoxoxo
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whitcargo
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   Posted 6/19/2006 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
What would happen if I used my inhaler before I take the PFT? Would it show up as me not having asthma?

kirsten22
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   Posted 6/29/2006 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I passed a regular pulmonary function test because they didn't give me a puffer and
i was not having symptoms.

I just had a methacholine challange test and failed. I have asthma
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