fourcatmom Posted January 22, 2012 Share Posted January 22, 2012 I have been having shortness of breath for several weeks now and every time I get sick it takes me a long time to recover. My hands also go numb a lot. I was off for a week and the went back to work last week but actually fell over when I knelt down to speak to a child:glare:. That's never happened before. By Friday, I still was feeling very fatigued and out of breath with the slightest amount of activity. They tested my heart rate sitting in the office and it was 95. Then they made me walk "briskly" up and down the hallway three times. My heart rate went up to 136. My legs were shaking and it was hard to catch my breath. They also tested my lungs and said that I showed a mild airway obstruction and that my lung age was 57. I am 44. I have had two cases of whooping cough and since this last bout in Sept of 11, I haven' really recovered. I don't feel sick but it just feels that my body is different. I have had a complete blood work up and everything was fine. I was originally worried about thyroid but that was negative. My heart and lungs sounds fine and my pulse and oxygen have been fine except with activity. Anyway, I have an echocardiogram scheduled for 11am tomorrow. If it's fine they will send me to a pulmonary doctor for additional testing. They also took me off work pending the echo results. They also provided two inhalers for me but I don't feel like they help much, especially if I am still doing an activity. Just wanted to know if anyone had experienced this and what I should expect. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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