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      Jen Cueva
      Moderator

      Pulmonary function tests, or PFTs, are done often for those living with PH and other lung issues. @dawnt, mentioned in another post that she had PFTs the day prior, but did not think that she overdid it. I tend to become exhausted easily when I have to do PFTs.

      What about you? Do you find that blowing through a hose, like doing PFTs is tiring and exhausting? Let’s talk about this.

    • #26677
      Mendo Bruce
      Participant

      Beside PH, I also have end stage emphysema (FEV1 19%, PA 48 mmHg) I don’t have any problem at all with the PFT test, my biggest problem is catching my breath after walking to the lab with my big E-tank strapped to my roller-walker.

      I do find the skill of the person administering the test has a big influence on the ease or difficulty of the test. Fortunately, I am treated at a large university medical center with a dedicated pulmonary lab that performs dozens of them every day.

      Of course the 6 minute walk test wears me out a bit, particularly the one done without oxygen that medicare requires regularly to remain qualified for O2. I drop to the 70’s after about 2 mins with that one and they end the test then, lol

    • #26681
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      @jenc my son usually felt warn out after his PFT’s. When his PH worsened he even collapsed during one. I use to watch his face get redder and redder with each step closer to 6 minutes.


      @mendo-bruce
      you brought up an important point. Yes, just walking to the appointment would often wear my son out too. For that reason I often grabbed a hospital wheelchair to get him from point A to B in the hospital, especially when he had a 6 minute walk to do once he got there.

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