Hi. Early last year, I developed the sensation of shortness of breath. I was told it was anxiety by every specialist at the time. I'm a 24-yr old male. The testing I had done is as follows:
1. All results were "normal", aside from "mitral valve regurgitation so minor that it couldnt be causing any symptoms".
Chest xray (x3)
2. Indicated asthma. Not COPD, apparently. No blood clots or fluid. Inhalers did nothing to help, and it still begs the question - why is the shortness of breath every second of every day and night?
3. Results indicated esophagitis and gastritis, and most likely barrett's esophagus according to the pathologist. Chronic sinusitis indicated.
4. Results indicated a dust mite allergy. I would find it hard to believe that an allergy could be causing 24/7 shortness of breath with no other allergic reaction.
I've had bloodwork done on two occasions, each time finding nothing unusual.
My daily symptoms are as follows:
1.Constant (literally) shortness of breath which seems worse in the morning. Greater difficulty breathing through nose but still feel like i can't get a full breath at all so even with my mouth i have to basically gasp for air regularly.
2.Frequent palpitations and anxiety
3. Spitting up clear phlegm, occasionally brown.
4. Lightheadedness, disorientation, dizziness, etc.
5. Pain in both sides of chest, as if in my lungs.
I've been smoking for 6 years, and I drink alcohol regularly. I realize how irresponsible this is considering my complaints. Despite that, I suppose my question is:
Obviously, the compilation of inflammatory conditions, cancerous pre-requisites, and looming heart failure are daunting. But before I succumb, I'd at least like to breathe normally again.
Asthma was the only seemingly definitive condition I was diagnosed with that was related to my lungs and breathing.
Could this be asthma? 24/7?
Post Edited (Paul's Brother) : 11/2/2017 10:44:34 AM (GMT-6)