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Topic: Anyone told they have emphysema?
Member # 17210
I went to a lung specialist today because of my trouble with breathing.
He looked at my chest xrays and said my lungs are hyper-inflated. He said I think you have emphysema.
Actually, he is testing me for two types. One is hereditary, where you lack an enzyme, so you get a shot once a month to replace it.
The other would be emphysema that some people can get even though they rarely smoked.
So I had blood drawn and a ct scan.
I am just so critical of any diagnosis. Because I have been diagnosed wrong so many times before.
Obviously, I guess if the blood tests shows an enzyme is missing, then there is pretty much no denying that.
I'm sure you all know what I mean.
i did tell him I had Lyme, and I was curious about babesia.
He quickly dismissed that and said that was extremely rare, so he wouldn't test for that.
Just wondering if anyone else got this diagnosis.
Posts: 114 | From Winston Salem NC | Registered: Sep 2008
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Member # 11290
i was diagnosed wih asthma and put on inhalers...dumb, dumb, dumb.
this was before i got diagnosed with lyme....
so this doesn't surprise me at all.
do not look back when the only course is forward
Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007
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