2 1/2 weeks after surgery. All went well according to surgeon I woke up one morning, shortness of breath. This continued all day long and all day the next day until I ended up having an anxiety attack and went to ER. Tests were run - CT, breathing, etc. Nothing found. Lung capacity 98%. I was given Ativan, sent home and able to sleep through the night. Get up next morning and breathing starts again. The strange thing is is that when I lie down flat again, the breathing is normal and I feel fine until I get up again the next day and the breathing starts up all over again. When I exert any energy I get tightness around the ribs. So this breathing issue continues every day four weeks later. I will be seeing a respiratology tech on March 3 and a pulmonologist on March 4. In the meantime I get no sleep at night and I believe it's due to worrying about the breathing issue. I have seen something called platypnea online - a condition where shortage of breath starts upon walking or sitting, settles down when lying down. I do not suffer from anxiety. Any idea of what can be going on?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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