I am hoping someone out there has a diagnosis better than what I am hearing and feeling..
I am a 42 year old healthy (or was) female, non-smoker, 135 lbs. In the past 4 weeks I have gone from feeling "out of shape" down to barely walking without being extremely short of breath, and at times barely finishing sentences because I am so out of breath.
I have been given a diagnosis of asthma.
I have had cardiac issues ruled out by ekg, echo, and a stress test.
I have had a chest xray, ct scan (no blood clot), blood work, thyroid tests done, and am awaiting my pulmonary function tests. (I am assuming the chest xray would have caught a lung tumor?)
I don't have a cough or any mucus.
I just feel like I can't draw a full lung expansion most of the time and when I do it feels good, but sometimes a little painful that I got it. I have chest tightness and it feels like there is a tight band around my lungs squeezing.
Does this sound familiar? Can someone tell me what this sounds like?
I would be eternally grateful if I could run and play with my family again...