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Hi. I have been to the doc so today because of chest pain and some shortness of breath. They are testing me for emphysema next week.
i was fine until I had a cough which lasted about 3 weeks but was sent for a chest x ray which then took 10 days to come back. In that time, I convinced myself I had cancer but the x ray was clear. Unfortunately, I worked my way up into such a panic and anxiety that I couldn't seem to stop panicking. Was given anti depressants to help and was just starting to feel better. However, I still had chest pain and some shortness of breath, like I couldn't take a deep enough breath. I have now been having panic attacks all day again because I've managed to scare myself. I do smoke and was planning to give up once my anxiety was under control. I know I have to give up, I'm 48, but am so anxious now that I'm struggling with giving up. I am booked for a clinic next week. Does all of this sound like emphysema?
thsnk you for any replies!
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