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Joined: 02 Sep 2008
Location: a sorta fairy tale
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:56 am
SP...Did they check your blood oxygen level? Like SP said, it could be pneumonia. People often get an infection when they try to quit smoking. I forget the reason why, but there is some correlation. You should be in the hospital.
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Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Location: On ya left!
@ Corona, for a minute there, I thought that was a wreath
I went to see my doctor today, she seems to think the symptoms I had were caused by me hyperventilating whilst on the exercise bike, but that doesn't explain why I'm still having trouble breathing now, so she's sent me to have a chest x-ray tomorrow.
She did a peak flow breath test whilst I was there, my PF was 500, she said that was actually quite good for a heavy smoker, I can only think that my riding over the past has strengthened my lungs, it probably would have been a lower reading than that otherwise.
This is part of what's written on the form to take to the hospital tomorrow:
Request Details - Examination required: CXR
09/03/2009 Difficulty breathing, feels as if he has breathing problems, was on exercise bike
O/e PF 500; chest is clear PF is OK
H/O asbestos exposure working in garage
It's specifically checking for COPD and asbestos related stuff, fingers crossed I don't get anything too negative on those.
I did get a prescription for nicotine patches and a nicotine inhaler today, she also gave me an Atrovent inhaler, which will apparently open my airways and loosen the gunk on the lining of my lung or something like that.
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