Shortness of breath continues
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I went to walk yesterday and couldn't finish. I was so short of breath. I made it home okay and called my Doctor's office. I got in to see him at 9:15 am. B/P, pulse,respirations and temperature all normal. Pulse Ox. was 99 % which is great. Still couldn't breathe. Now, I don't mean that I was turning blue or gasping but clearly there was a problem somewhere. He sent me to have a chest x-ray. After the Chest x-ray, I went and got a new prescription filled for a strong diuretic called LASIX. They are to schedule an echocardiogram to check for heart damage since I have had hypertension since I was 30 years old. And will show if I have LVH ( Left ventricular hypertrophy ). Of course all the diagnostic answers are scary. There are too many to list. I haven't heard from anybody yet about the scheduling of the echo or the Chest x-rays. I'll let you know. Please pray for me as it seems to be worse today!