I am 27 years old just diagnosed with POTS and Lupus back in march. I have been unable to breath well for a week now. I have had a chest xray yesterday which was clear , I have had a CT of my chest which was clear in June, I had a ECHO in june which was clear and a stress test in november 2012 which was clear. what are the chances of having interstitual lung disease or pulmonary htn ?! im so scared my pulse ox is 100% my bp and hr are good, I do get tachy because I have POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) I am SO SCARED d-dimer good CBC and BMP good I just dont understand whatas going ON!??@??@
The inability to breathe properly can be due to stress, anxiety, anemia or even due to a bad gastric reflux. It could be a lung problem but less likely with good oxygen saturation. While your recent heart tests were good, they may need a re-evaluation if the above mentioned causes are ruled out.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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I have had SLE (and a list of other diseases) since 1998. I have COPD-something which the drs are unsure of whether lupus plays a hand in it or something else. I will tell you that I find anxiety plays a part in my breathing problems- but that is a non-medical diagnosis. I hope that your doctors are able to help you out and you get relief very soon!
I was just diagnosed with lupus today. It has mainly made my spine and bones degenerate. Also, for the past year, it is difficult to breath at all times, even when I am totally not stressed out (like while watching a movie or reading a book or going to bed...) I have had so many exrays, MRIs and CATSCANs that I am almost glowing with radiation. Anyway, the labored and shallow breathing are probably due to lupius, per the doctor, but I do not have any solution for the breathing yet, and am going to a rheumatologist soon who hopefully
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