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AGE: 20 SYMPTOMS STARTED JULY 13.
PRE EXISITING MEDICAL CONDITIONS: SINUS TACHYCHARDIA WITH UKNOWN UNDERLYING REASON. PRIOR MILD SHORTNESS OF BREATH HISTORY.
I feel shortness of breath all day long and I cannot inhale or exhale and flow the air through my lungs properly FOR 2 MONTHS. My lung function test shows I am only inhaling and exhaling a third of what I am supposed to. I AM SUPPOSED TO BE INHALING/EXHALING THREE TIMES THAT. However there is no wheezing, coughing, or sign of pulmonary disease on the exams! My oxygen is always 100% and I do have pre existing Sinus Tachycardia. However the symptoms are there even when my heart rate is on the low side. ALL TESTS COME BACK NORMAL except TWO 1) ELEVATED D-DIMER TEST BUT NO PULMONARY BLOOD CLOT SEEN ON CT PULMONARY ANGIOGRAM. 2) LOW LUNG FUNCTION TEST BUT NO SIGN OF EXISTING LUNG DISEASE OR ASTHMA. Pulmonologist has given broncholidor to see if it helps. He says it does seem like something is tightening my airways but he does not know what it could be besides seeing if the asthma medication helps. Downside of medication is that it elevates heart rate. He also said that my respiratory muscles seem weak. IM DESPERATE! The tightness and pressure started on my diaphgram and runs to my rib cage severely and on my chest. My upper abdomen and rib cage feel really tight just by touching them and the tightness spreads around to my back and spine. THE TIGHTNESS IS SEVERE. My arms feel very weak and I do get lightheaded and dizzy. I do nearly feel faint at times. GI RELATED ISSUES HAVE BEEN RULED OUT AND ANXIETY. WHAT COULD THIS BE? PLEASE HELP I AM AT MY WITS END! ANY SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS OF WHY I HAVE CLEAR AIRWAY CONSTRICTION AND TIGHTNESS BUT NO X RAY EXAMS OR BLOOD WORK CAN SHOW THE DOCTORS A DISEASE?! ANY OTHER EXAM IDEAS?
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