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22 Male, wieght: 160ibs now, was 215 ibs at 18
I have had breathlessness (air hunger) for 4 years now. the constant urge to take a deep breathe never goes away ever.
TESTS IVE HAD DONE IVER THE YEARS:
1st general physician visit
chest x- ray
1st pulmonologist visit:
another chest x-ray
and a ct-scan of the chest
with another spirometry
2nd general physician visit:
asthma allergy visit:
right rib x-ray
ALL OF THESE WERE NORMAL SO FAR:
endoscopy showed acid reflux damage in esphogus
then asthma allergy again:
spirometry showed upper airway issue (i think)
then had a metholdine something test for asthma... no asthma
had an endoscopy rule out VOCAL CHORD ISSUES
then a new pulmologist:
orders a Ct-scan of my throat.
told me to see an ent
he scopes me down and looks over ct-scan
says that everything looks normal from throat up, and suggests a bronchoscopy
going to see the pulmonologist again to discuss a bronchoscopy
chest pain/tightness and discomfort.
shortness of breathe that is 24/7.
a feeling like i always need to swallow.
a very weird feeling down my throat (i think) as i breathe.
it feels like i have a smokey breathe, like im smoking on inhalation....
HISTORY LEADING TO THIS ISSUE:
i was a sedintary gamer who powerlifted as his only activity. weighing 220ibs at 5'9" and was always laying on a recliner couch eating food aside from school.
smoked a lot of weed from 13-18/19 and towards the beginning of this breathing issue, like 17-19 i had been smoking hash oils with high tempature propane on a nail. increased the frequency and amount i smoked by a LOT up untill this started...
my doctors have told me they dont think its related to the smoking, but im nit entirely sure. is a bronchoscopy worth getting? what could this be if not a lung issue? and how would i officially rule out my lungs/throat... ?!
im in urgent need of advice and support. been a very rough journey and im struggling more day by day.
i would like to say thank you to those who reply and share their wisdom/experiences in advance.
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