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.
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.
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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