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I had to rush back to my Gp today, with breathing trouble.
Gp said it is NOT related to my chest infection/astma but "diagnosed" me with Dyspnea (sp?) and sent me for an ecg and chest x-ray.

I say "diagnosed" as it seems it is not a condition in itself as such, but caused by another condition.

I go back thursday for the results, but wondered did anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?

I googled it and the results rather shocked me to be honest!
 
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scarey isnt it, this google, too much knowledge can be a bad thing.

I am trying not to worry though, but AM resting.

My gp Did instruct me under no circumstances to sleep or lay down flat, rest lots and call 999 if I feel unwell at anytime at all, and escorted me out to the surgery waiting room to my husband to make sure I got there ok!!!!!

All making me worry more and more lol.

Still, i'll just bug the life out of the two forums I am on and pass the time that way lol.
 

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you cant sleep?! yea too much reading up on information can be a bad thing. you might think you have something just by the symptoms when you actually dont. I've known people like that before...and you just have to keep telling them "it's not what you think and it'll be okay and STOP reading all that stuff on the internet cause it can be false implications"...lol. what other forum are you in? :)
 
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no, I can sleep, but got to sit up lol

I'll pm you!
 
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arrghhhh
I am chewing myself to bits....

I keep thinking over what things the doctor said to me, and the more I think about it the more worried I am getting.

I remember him saying " what I can hear on you chest doesnt fit with your chest infections or asthma"

That is now making me wonder what DID he hear? If nothing surely he would say No your chest sounds fine???

I have rung each day and my test results are not back in yet, and I am getting more and more worried about the results.

Sat here all week, often all by myself, worrying myself silly.

I have chest pains, tightness, short of breath, rapid weak pulse, swelling in hands and ankles, tiredness.

Arrghhhhhhhh I cant beleive they leave you hanging around like this, I have to go all weekend like it now, and am worrying and fed up of it all
 
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getting VERY annoyed with the hospital. Still no results sent to my gp, and I am worrying myself silly.

I have a hospital appointment tomorrow with the endocrinologist. I'll ask my gp tomorrow to chase up the results if not back in. Still having chest pains etc though.

I have concluded I am just slowly falling to bits!!!

Thanks for asking though Jayne
 

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my goodness! I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you get more (and better) news soon. Were you having chest pains before the appointment, or are they due to the stress of being left hanging all weekend? Perhaps the being tired is trying to sleep sitting up all weekend (I couldn't do that! curled up on my side is the only way for me) and the worry? I certainly hope that is all it it. Thoughts and prayers for you - Robbie
 

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The term dyspnoea simply means difficult or laboured breathing and can be a symptom of many underlying medical conditions. These will generally be related to lung or heart problems. Though even hyperventilating can be distressful.

Please try not to worry too much, hard I know, but this will only make your breathing worse and up your heart rate. Over anxiety will not help you, so try and chill as much as you can.
If your ECG or chest x ray had shown any serious abnormality, your GP would have been informed immediately. If it's more routine and non urgent, they will be treated like everyone elses and take their time.
That's just the way it is in the NHS...

A lot of your symptoms do sound as though they may be down to stress as much as anything else (though I'm not saying you are not unwell) and stress can make us feel very poorly :(

Has your thyroid been tested? As I said your issues could be attributes to a lot of things, so best just try and be patient and wait for the results, I doubt that as you have not heard, that they will be as bad as you are imagining :)

Hope you can get someone to stay with you tonight for reassurance and are soon much better!
 
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aww thanks everyone, so much support

The chest pains started before the last week, one reason I went to see my gp.

I was referred for counselling for stress two months ago, and am still waiting! I know stress can make you feel really unwell.

As you say though, no news is good news, so I am trying to ignore it all and hoping it is nothing more than a bad virus or something.

my thyroid was tested yes, and was fine.

thanks though, will let you know as i know
 
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thanks Jayne.

People sometimes dont realise how bad stress can make you feel.

Hope your doing ok too
 

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I know exactly what stress can do :( i had a nervous breakdown once from one thing that led to another....it wasn't pretty, didn't eat for a night and whole day...losing a couple lbs while i was at it, throwing up :( and now everytime i get stressed i get pains in my stomach, bf keeps telling me to get it checked out but i just pass it off when I know i really shouldnt. I hope your doing better and walking your chis happily along Janie :)
 
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