• Hey Cheryl,

    I am going through the same thing as you. I am also a 35 year old female going through the plethora of testing for PH. I have been SOB for 3 months now. My only medical history is asthma and anemia. I was told I failed my 6 minute walk test at 3 minutes. I don’t know what that means in terms of numbers since my SPO2 was >96% the whole…[Read more]

  • I initially caught a cold in December which exacerbated my asthma so I was treated for asthma. The cold went away but the shortness of breath didn’t. I have a tightness in my chest when I breathe and I’m short of breath all the time, mostly on exertion. I saw a pulmonologist and right away he thought PH. I had an X-ray and CT and it looked lik…[Read more]

    • Hey there,
      It sounds like the doctors are ordering the right initial testing especially if they are expecting PH. The Echo and 6 minute walk test will be able to get a better idea of what is going on too. I would make sure to ask about the right heart cath as the diagnostic standard for PH. I know that it is so hard when the symptoms come on so…[Read more]

  • teamleslie posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    I initially caught a cold in December which exacerbated my asthma so I was treated for asthma. The cold went away but the shortness of breath didn’t. I have a tightness in my chest when I breathe and I’m short of breath all the time, mostly on exertion. I saw a pulmonologist and right away he thought PH. I had an X-ray and CT and it looked lik…

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    • I’m so sorry that all of this is happening so quickly for you. I really hope that with the further testing that they do, they can get you a proper diagnosis and they can start you on some treatments and therapies. It must be so scary being a part of the medical field yourself and then having something like this happen. I hope that you are able to…[Read more]

  • teamleslie became a registered member 9 months, 1 week ago

    • Hi Leslie,
      Thank you for registering with the PH forums and welcome ! I can see that you aren’t currently diagnosed yet. Are you in the process of looking for a doctor or seeing a pulmonary hypertension specialist or a pulmonary doctor? I hope that we can be of help to you with any question you might have. Going through the process of trying to…[Read more]

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