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Hi! I posted before. Had a nasty cough in February that would not
Go away- tickle in my throat,dry cough, no fever, hard to catch my breath,felt like I was straining to get mucus out of my lungs but there was none- nonproductive cough. It was terrible.
Abnormal CT scan showed multiple pulmonary nodules indicating infection/inflammation. 2nd CT scan in April showed no change favoring infection/inflammation. All bloodwork labs are normal, no allergies, have reoccurring post nasal drip- CT scan of sinuses are normal.
3 radiologists reviewed my CT scan and all stated it favors infection/inflammation largest nodule is 1.5inches. Ground glass opacity, lymph nodes are subcentimeter and not enlarged. Lesions are in my upper lobes (3 measured in right lung and 2 measured in left lung) there is a small scar on my lung-mentioned in CT scan
Lung specialist mentioned sarcoidosis. Had a lung function test- pulmonologist said my results were good. Had bloodwork done to rule out tuberculosis (very unlikely) and ACE to see if it would be elevated (results are pending)
Pulmonologist said she believes it’s sarcoidosis. Have to do a follow up CT scan in July.
Lost weight (10 lbs) but was on a “eat clean” diet to help boost my immediate system (was on antibiotics for 20 days for sinus infection after the flu)
I am petrified it’s cancer although I’ve mentioned my fear and anxiety of this several times and was told it’s “not likely” and I am “low risk” of all the things they think it is cancer is at the bottom of the list-sarcoidosis is more at the top.
Symptoms now- I have a dry cough, mostly like a quick clearing or urge to clear my chest and it doesn’t produce phlegm. Sometimes it’s a tickle in my throat that causes the cough most of the time i cough once or twice at random- this is ongoing thoughout the day. Some times the cough gives me the feeling that I’m trying/straining to clear out my bronchial tubes/center airway.
Had a sputum test done Friday- results pending
I sleep OK most of my lack of sleep is from anxietyand fear of the unknown.
I can walk at length, go up steps, Chase my 3 year old and am not winded. Humid air makes me feel a little asthmatic-don’t have a history asthma but am told the nodules could cause mild asthma like symptoms.
Any feedback and advice is appreciated
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