Short of breath after ASD repair

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   Posted 10/14/2012 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hallo, I am 40 years old. Had a ASD repair when I was 18 years old when my baby was 6 months old. The problem was discovered while I was pregnant. I was short of breath, very badly during my pregnancy. But still today, I am getting short of breath, like today. I don't know why. Can somebody please tell my why? Because I feel like jumping from a high building when I get short of breath like this!!!!!!!
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   Posted 10/14/2012 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Lorenzo,

Welcome to the forum. I am going to assume your comment about jumping from a building was just a figure of speech and not meant literally.

You did not say when you had your ASD however I guess that does not matter as it is the SOB that is your main concern.  I agree with Kate, do make that appointment and get a medical screening exam to investigate the cause of your SOB.

I understand your anxiety and how hard it is to deal with the SOB as it is truly a scary feeling when you cannot get enough oxygen into your lungs.

Keep talking with us and remember that ERs are available for breathing problems so if you feel you need to be seen sooner do go to the ER.




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   Posted 10/15/2012 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for answering me. Yes, just a way of express my feelings. Sorry about that.

My op was in 1991. If I don't do anything at all, and just lay down, and not even talking, then I can breath better. Even talking of typing is making me short of breath. They literally put me on every asma pump and meds available on the market as I had this breathing problems several times during the years after the op. None of them worked. When I am short of breath like this I always find the need to caugh (clean my throat), and in this times I also yawn much more than usual.

Can the hole really open again after all these years? Or maybe one of the heart rooms are enlarged?


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   Posted 10/22/2012 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hallo again all,

Hope everything is well?

I did see my GP and he did all kind of tests, ecg, blood, lung function. But he could not find anything wrong, except for a very soft murmour.

He know wants the "heart specialist" to do a sonar, to confirm everything is really ok. The previous sonar (2008) did not show anything. (Sorry if my english is not up to standard).

In morning, the SOB is at its worst, but last night we got home from the farm, and it was'nt even 20 min and felt like crying because of this. My muscles is going into spasm because of this SOB.

The Dr also said to me it is not allergy, sinus, stomach, (or related) problems, so he is starting to think that is might be anxiety, prescribed me "urbanol", but it does not work for my problem.

If this topic does not belong in this chat room anymore please direct me to the right one.

Is there someone that might know or that can give me an indication of what it could be if there is nothing wrong with any of the things mentioned above, or if the meds is not working. taking a higher dose, makes me really sleepy.

I really want to get to the bottom of this SOB. So please if you can help me, chat back.

Have a lovely day/night
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