back from ER - breathing problems

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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Feeling pretty exhausted and in a lot of pain at the moment, but thought i should quickly post to let you all know what happened with my breathing problems the other night.

mum didn't want to take me to the ER because she thought it would just pass but it kept getting worse and i started fainting and was really pale and my cheeks were a purplish colour so we had to go there, the doctor wasn't sure at first but after a few tests said there was acid in my lungs and airways causing swelling and alot of narrowing which was why it was so hard to breath and why i wasn't unless i was thinking about it. The acid in my lungs and airways is probably from reflux as my oesophagus is extremely narrowed aswell from acid.. but he wants to do a few more tests to make sure jut incase its something else, then he will decide on the treatment. for now i am on oxygen to help me breathe as the airways are becoming very narrow from the swelling. He also found scar tissue around my heart in the tests, which he thinks is from the severe SVT's that i had that didn't stop for a long time and when they did my heart stopped completely for about a minute.. I don't know if that needs treatment or not he didn't say anything much about it so i'm assuming not?

We will find out more tomorrow, and hopefully will get it fixed soon :)

Thanks everyone for your concern and well wishes.

Hope you are all doing okay.


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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Buttercup, so glad to hear that you went to the ER to find out what was causing your breathing problems. That had to be really scary to say the least! We were all worried about you, so I am so glad to hear that you are home and doing ok (well as ok as you can be right now) Please keep us posted on your situation, and most of all try and rest and take good care of yourself.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hey Buttercup blad you got it checked out , thats nothing to fool around with , good luck with treatment and feeling better !!  Mikel
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Buttercup, it sounds like you've got GERD surgery in the near future. Don't worry about it. I had it in December and it was easier to deal with than this back issue I'm going through now. Come visit over in the GERD forum and we can help you with your questions about it.

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