shortness of breathe

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I have had breathlessness for the last few months and after having numerous scans etc nothing can be found wrong with me. This is constant and now really depressing me. Anyone have any advice?

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    Could be lots of things.  Firstly from experience try drinking lots of water on a daily basis.   How old are you and how fit are you.  What exercise do you get
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    Can you remember what scans you have had, so we can compare with ours, and suggest maybe something else from our experience.  Also have you seen a specialist of any kind. Whats your normal blood pressure reading, and what does the Dr say about that blood pressure.
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      My husband has heart failure, thats how I know about these issues. When he blows the spirometry test the needle goes to the top of the chart and holds it there. Dr absoluty amazed, and said he shouldn't have been able to do that. I laughed and said olympic swimmer, he would have been up against Mark Spitz in 1972, having to pay his own fares to Munich put paid to that, his opinion, he would have given him a good run for his money. Many years later in his 40's he swam a close to 50 mtr world record at Masters, everybody in stands on their feet screaming when they reliased what time he was doing, lef the others in the pool waaaay behind him.
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    I have been very breathless for 10 years plus . Similarly drs couldnt find out why. After insisting on help (as cant walk upstairs without being very breathless cant do any housework without being out breath etc) I was given an appointment with the Respiratory Consultant who diagnosed 3 types of dysfunctional breathing which is very debilatating. oxygen levels fine but carbon dioxide levels low. Oxygen is released from heamoglobin in the lungs due to the high carbon dioxide content. Hence Oxygen is not being released to my organs and muscles effectively . I have lost my sight for a few hours  on several occasions. This is due to the brain shutting down blood supply to the eyes to preserve oxygen, this happens when I exert myself too much. I have been told I use 30% more energy than anyone else just rteathing without moving . Therefore I have been told not to exercise not to even go swimming etc. I have breathing exercises to do to help the diaphgram but its noy going too well at the moment. sighing and yawning and gasping for air is a symptom . Hope this helps and it can be fixed just takes time as the brain fights the change in carbon dioxide levels. Get referred to a Respiratory specialist. Even my Cardiologist said Its a respiratory problem. 
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      Thank you for help. I am awaiting an appt with the respiratory clinic now so hopefully it will be soon. Your symptoms sound quite similar to mine and it can be so frustrating trying to explain to docs how u feel.
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