- Dec 20, 2017
Several yrs ago I started having minor shortness of breath 1-2 x wk. Out of nowhere I would breath in and it would feel like half a breath, I would then take in a long deep breath and no more issues. Over the past 2 yrs or so it got worse little by little. About 6 mo. ago it got really bad to the point I could not sleep. A week of no sleep and constantly having to take in deep breaths I went to the emergency room. After about 6 hrs. of blood tests, x-rays, cat scan, stress test, etc. etc. they found zero issues with my heart. Doc thinks it's anxiety and is hoping a good nites sleep will get it under control and to contact my primary. He gives me a script for Benadryl which I gave back to him letting him know I already tried it and it didn't help and never has. He would not give me anything stronger. I left and got some Xanax from a friend which did the trick. I then upped my Lexapro from 10m day to 20mg. That did get my short breath under control to a point I can sleep but am extremely tired all the time. Went to see my primary and my oxygen levels were at 87 and I had an abnormal EKG. Back to the ER and they said I have something with the word 'gib' in it ? Did all the tests again in addition to an overnite stay with blood draws every couple of hrs., w/ a heart monitor attached, and B.P., heart rate, and oxy levels, checked every couple hrs. also. All that was fine so I was sent home and told to see my primary to get referred to a heart specialist. So far I have a sleep study set up for June 6.