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  • Thanks Kathleen. I will keep asking and I’m also documenting what I’m feeling and when. Re how I first heard of pulmonary hypertension: I’ve been online a lot trying to match my symptoms with a possible ailment and PH seems to match the best since my heart is in good shape.

  • Jen posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Thank you for your response. I did have an echo stress test (an echo test while walking and jogging on a treadmill) that was apparently unremarkable. I FELT bad physically but the reason for my discomfort was not captured by the test. I’m wondering if I could just be in the early stages PH or if it’s something else entirely. I will ask about the pulse ox.

    • Let me know how it goes. I’m sure they will suggest other pulmonary type tests too like a pulmonary function test. Keep us updated on the testing and conversation with the doctors. We are here for you!

  • I might not belong here because I haven’t been diagnosed. Long story short, after taking Vyvanse (a prescription stimulant) for 3 years, I rather suddenly started having problems with shortness of breath, dizziness, and heart palpitations when I took the medication. I’ve had several EKGs, an echocardiogram, a stress echocardiogram, and wore a ZIO…[Read more]

  • Jen became a registered member 1 year, 11 months ago

    • Hi Jen,
      Welcome to the PH forums. As one of the moderators, I wanted to welcome you to the group. I saw from the “introduce yourself” post that you haven’t been officially diagnosed yet. My pulmonary hypertension didnt show up on echo because my pressures raise to hypertension level only when I am exerting myself. This was found on an exercise…[Read more]

      • Thank you for your response. I did have an echo stress test (an echo test while walking and jogging on a treadmill) that was apparently unremarkable. I FELT bad physically but the reason for my discomfort was not captured by the test. I’m wondering if I could just be in the early stages PH or if it’s something else entirely. I will ask about the pulse ox.

        • Let me know how it goes. I’m sure they will suggest other pulmonary type tests too like a pulmonary function test. Keep us updated on the testing and conversation with the doctors. We are here for you!

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