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Hello, new forum user and poster. Just wanted to see some peoples opinion as to my symptoms as its a big question right now. Still getting tests done.
I am 36 years old and non smoker, 6'1 220lbs. About a year ago I woke up all of the sudden had to take a few deep breaths to pop my lungs open. Thus the start of atelectasis in the lung bases. Happens almost every day in the mornings when I wake up. I take a few deep breaths and they pop open. Done.
I also feel like I have to take a deep breath every handful of breaths to "oxygenate".
I have had two PFT tests in the past two years, one before the atelectasis started and one after. Came back normal.
3 chest xrays in the past couple years, latest last week, all normal.
Tried the stress route and took anti anxiety meds, didnt notice a difference.
I keep pushing the issue as I know "something" just isnt right. I dont have a cough, mucuous, etc. I even had a methacholine (spelling) challenge test, negative.
I feel a bit breathless after mild activity. I can cut grass, go on a walk, etc just fine. Feels worse when doing menial crap around the house.
Last night I had a sleep study test, Have a followup appt next week. Showed minor snoring (wife says ive been snoring a lot more when i never used to), and the biggest thing is my O2 dropped to 83% at one point. The tech didnt say much but said "to the most part it was ok". As I was dozing off I would look over and see it at 92ish.
Well anyway there you go. Just trying to figure all this out. Scary stuff.
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