Yes, I mean short of breath. I've been SOB almost 3 months, so this is mostly a vent. In March I saw my pulmonologist and one part of my pulmonary function tests (PFTs) was abnormal, but he attributed that to my having influenza two weeks prior.
Anyway, recently my rheumy wanted me to get a heart echo, so I saw a cardiologist who ordered the echo and cardiac PET. Last Friday while I was in the PET scanner and the test was completing, I had a reaction to the PET drug (persantine). My heart started racing and I couldn't catch my breath, so they gave me an antidote, a cup of coffee and sent me on my way. Later as I was driving I had to pull over because I was gasping for air and I had to call 911. They took me to ER where I was given a breathing treatment and observed until the persantine was out of my system (six hours).
I'm still SOB, seeing my pulmonologist again June 12. I get out of breath just watching people exercise. This sure is getting old. Thanks for listening. Love, Butterflake