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... I've posted on HealthBoards many, many times about my breathing problems. I have had shortness of breath for about a year now and it has no diagnosis yet (because I am still on my mom's insurance and she thinks I'm a hypochondriac...long story).
I would like to ask, for anyone who has untreated breathing issues or for anyone who has found themselves without their medication... (3 replies)
... Just how sensitive is that test? I had the methacholine challenge test a few months ago; it indicated that I don't have asthma. Seems that my numbers were fine.
I have never smoked or been around much second hand smoke. I do, though, have a long history of long lasting chest colds - every winter, from the time I was little, I've gotten colds that last 4-8 weeks. I'm mid 40s... (0 replies)
... i have to go for this test on monday and was wondering what kind of stuff you inhale and what you feel like from it? ... (0 replies)
... months now. I first met with the pulmonologist who did spirometry, chest xrays, methacholine challenge, and a lung CT. He concluded after all of this testing that I had very mild asthma and gave me 2 inhalers to use. ... (16 replies)
... the methacholine test sounds like fun fun... i have not been evaluated for GERD, and I have not had an ECG and stress test done. ... (10 replies)
... volum loop, never discussed reversibility, and no I have not had a methacholine test. Should I bring these all up with my doctor today? ... (2 replies)
... Other then a blood test the results of which I do not know, this is what gave her the COPD diagnosis. ... (3 replies)
... Hello all. My name is Erika. I'm 26, married with a daughter and in the army. I'm stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. I'm in an interesting situation regarding my health and hoping someone can offer some advice. My family and I got to Ft. Bragg in November of '05 but due to a hip injury, I was unable to run for close to a year. In that time, I developed some minor allergies while... (0 replies)
... There was only a slight improvement.....the number that was 2.85 and 90% went up to 3.21 and 100% after meds....since then I've had the methacholine challenge test for asthma and after three doses of metacholine I have over 20% decrease so they declared that I have asthma....I do have wheezing in the evening.....but I have shortness of breath all the time.....I am having... (22 replies)
... two in fact....and a methacholine challenge.....the fev1 says 2.25? ... (22 replies)
... I'm new to the HealthBoards, but have been SUPER impressed with the quality and thoughtfulness of the postings and replies. I'm currently juggling a potential endocrine issue, but I have a longstanding respiratory mystery that begs for your ideas and suggestions.
So far, one pulmonologist has said COPD. One allergist has said allergies/asthma. Another pulmonologist has... (4 replies)
... but I don't have a runny nose or watery eyes or anything like that. And these shots haven't made a BIT of difference in my breathing. So frankly, even though I test positive to these allergins, I don't think they bother me. ... (18 replies)
... I haven't had all the tests you have, just a typical computer spirometry. My large airways are 79%-89% and my small airways are 46%. I had a 40% increase in my small airways after an inhaler, but only like an 8% increase in my large airways. I didn't have a metho challenge test. I was also tested for inherited emphysema, but was normal. My father had emphysema, but smoked... (18 replies)
... and I am 125. So the low end of normal. New pulmo says he might test again at some point. ... (18 replies)
... I forgot to mention I also had a methacholine challenge test which did not reduce lung function or simulate an asthma attack. In fact it had absolutely no effect on my breathing at all. ... (6 replies)
... You can have exercise-induced asthma and normal PFTs, especially if you were once so active. I would ask for a bronchial provocation test. This can be done with either exercise or methacholine. Basically they will see if they can MAKE your lung function drop 20%. (6 replies)
... A methacholine challenge is the gold star for asthma testing. ... (10 replies)
... once a day, and albuterol which i use about once a day, or as needed...like before i work out. i don't know if i had a pulmonary function test, but i did have a test done where i blew into this thing several times, and they said i was doing ok for having asthma. that was about a year and a half ago. ... (10 replies)
... How about a methacholine challenge test? ... (10 replies)