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Long term S.O.B.

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  • Posted By: smithjr1981
  • November 25, 2008
  • 07:17 PM

I am 27 yrs. old, male, 229 lbs, smoked for eight years, but have recently quit two weeks ago...haven't had a single puff or anything since I quit. About a year and a half ago, I started experiencing shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. After a lung function test, many chest x rays and ct scans, 30 day heart event monitor, holter monitor, several ekg's...I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. However...since I quit smoking....I have noticed that my shortess of breath is not improving....I am still producing a lot of phlegm...and my lungs feel like they are on fire...especially in the morning after sleeping in cold air. I was just wondering if there is any possibility after all those tests, that I could have a lung disease that they aren't seeing like COPD or chronic bronchitis....I am scared because I feel like I am not getting any better....somebody please help!!!!

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