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Breathing issues

I am 46 years old and am tired of not being able to get a breath.  This all started two years ago while at rest.  I was a previous smoker, which I quit the day this started.  I go through bouts where I am short of breath on and off throughout the day.  Every 2 to 4 weeks I get hit like a ton of bricks where I can hardly get air in.  My oxygen levels have been good but I get a headache every day this happens due to the struggling for air.  I yawn a lot and get spasms in my throat.  I feel like a freak.  My ears get clogged and I produce a lot of phlegm.  My PFT results are below.  I have had numerous tests.  I don't want to feel this way for the rest of my life.  I am very depressed.  I feel at times like I am dying because I feel so bad.  It is hard when you know your body and know something is wrong and you feel you are not being taken seriously.  If I wasn't so far I would go to the Jewish Health Center, I have heard many good things.  I am very discouraged.  I do have an appointment coming up with the Cleveland Clinic.  I hope I get some answers.  
FVC Pred 2.91 Best 3.02 Post RX 2.93  FEV1 Pred 2.45 Best 1.94 POST  2.06 FEV1/FVC 85 Best 64 Pre rx Pols 70
FEF25-75% Pred 2.82  Pre Best s.05  Post 1.43 FEF 50%  3.43 Pre Best 1.48 Post 2.27 PEF 5.70 Best 4.07 Post 4.43 MVV Pred 103  Best 72 Post 68
Lung Volumes 4.40 Pred Best 4.35 RV 1.47 Pred Best 1.33 RVTLC 34 Best 31
FRC PL 2.22 Best 1.4 DL Adj 22.2  Best 14.4  DLCO/VA  4.17 Best 2.75  DL/VA  2.75 VA Liters 5.24
Thanks so much
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