Shortness of breath

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Hi there my name is Ivan I'm 25 years old I've been shortness of breath sense May I started having it after a panic attack that sent me to the ER. I currently have General Anxiety Disorder but managing it with the appropriate meds. I've had Different tests Xray of the Heart and lungs ,Numerous Blood Tests and EKG and I also had a stress test along with an Echocardiogram(ultrasound of the heart) all those tests came back Normal. The only thing that came out a bit abnormal was was the pulmonary function test at least 3 measuring numbers were a bit below average and this might be causing my shortness if breath according to the pulmonary Dr assistant. I'm still waiting on my test results but I'm a bit worried whether what it can be... Any suggestions or ideas. Would be helpful also is thus shortness of breath treatable ?? Thank you

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    I forgot to mention. My meds are

    Propranolol 20mg (been on 6 months)

    Albuterol inhaler ( been on 2 weeks)

    Celexa 40mg ( been taking for 7 weeks )

    Montalukast 10mg ( been on 2 weeks)

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    You are probably best waiting to hear your test results as that will give you the most accurate answer.  Test results and your own doctor can advise you accordingly.

    You current medication indicates that your symptoms are already being treated.  asthma, anxiety, depression etc. Likely forums for these diagnosed conditions will be more appropriate for you to post in at this time.

    Once you have your test results your doctors may want to adjust your medication or dose.

    All your lung, heart and blood tests came back normal so it is highly unlikely you have COPD.


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      Thanks for the reply . I'm just concerned about the pulmonary function test sense some numbers were below average. Is there anything that I can try to give relief to shortness of breath?. Sometimes it even feels like heavy breathing. This problem has been going on for 2 months already.

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