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Pulmonary Hypertension?
Hey,I hope someone that reads this can help.I would go to the doctor but lack insurance so I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out.Here's my story: I was a healthy 20 y/o in 2006 and just woke up one morning unable to catch my breath.It progressively got worse over the course of 4 days so I went to the ER and was told that I either had asthma or anxiety and was given an inhaler.I noticed it wasn't working after trying for a week so I made an appointment with my doctor.After hooking me up to an ekg he said something was wrong and sent me for a series of test including an eco,ct-scan,and finally a stress test.I was first told that there was nothing wrong,then that I had heart disease.I was depressed for 2 months thinking that I was about to die when I received a call saying that I had pulmonary hypertension and referred to a lung doctor.I was told that there wasn't any treatment until it got to the point where I couldn't walk more than 50 feet.I gave up and went home to wait for death.luckily after approx. 1 year I woke up and my breathing was normal.I was symptom free for the next 7 years,able to do P90X and jog 1-2 miles a few times a week.However about 2 months ago I was going through a lot of stress,ended up in an argument and had a heart palpitation.A few days later I woke up unable to catch my breath again.The reason I am wondering if I was misdiagnosed is because I am out of breath while sitting at times,and it doesn't get much worse regardless of how far I walk and other than feeling unable to catch my breath I am not experiencing any other symptoms of PH.I have been researching anxiety disorders and seem to have more of those symptoms.A crazy example is that I can get deep breaths at times just by repeatedly making myself yawn.Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated,even if it's just to say that I am crazy,because I do feel that way at times due to these issues.Thanks for reading.
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Hi there, I saw your post in the HCV forum.  I am sorry to say I don't know what is wrong.  There is something called, I think, the Hillburton Act where public hospitals have to help people who can not pay.  If you were to go to a public hospital (not for profit) when you are experiencing this, I think you could get help.
It could be anxiety, or something else.  When it happens you could try taking your blood pressure, if you can't afford to buy a small home unit, you could go to most any drug store where they have it for free and see what your blood pressure/pulse is.
If your blood pressure and pulse are normal you could figure you have anxiety and are experiencing panic attacks.
I wish I had more help to give, perhaps others will respond soon.  It is till early.
I have a friend with an anxiety disorder, it started in her 20's.  She thought she was having a heart attack.  She went to the ER of the hospital many times before she found out she was having panic attacks.  I did some research and found that people with this disorder are seen by many doctors before they are diagnosed.
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Thank you so much for responding.I have posted on several forums in the past month and you are the only person to reply.I hate to bother you but I was wondering if you would mind answering a question for me.I have a unit to check my blood pressure and a oxygen monitor.My oxygen is always between 96-99.My blood pressure fluctuates between 115/50- 160/110,with my heart rate between 50-75 bpm.Do you know if your friend with anxiety has fluctuations in their blood pressure? Sorry for bothering you and again thanks for replying.
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