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So, my main problem is shortness of breath which persists no matter how I feel and it stays with me even if I have the best day in my life. Yesterday, a pulmonologist said that I do not need more tests and that my breathing problem is anxiety related. The doctor didn't do any new tests, but he did read the past results. The doctor said that I probably don't get enough CO2 because I probably overbreath and that this could be the cause of my problem ( Or something like that).
The tests that my doctors did for my shortness of breath were Xray, spirometry, and oxygen level in my blood. Is that enough to be assured that it is anxiety or could/should they do any other tests to sort out any physical health issues ?
I am definitely working on managing my anxiety, but I do need opinion on this one. It all started 6 months ago when I couldn't fully inhale air when I was doing sports. I was diagnosed with asthma, so I got inhalers. I had to take many inhalers and none of them really worked so I was diagnosed with GERD. I am managing GERD now with PPIs and eat clean, but my shortness of breath is pretty much the same. What should I do ? Should I really stop going to these tests ?
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