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Have you been to a chest medicine specialist?
Yes, I have seen a lung consultant 2 months ago and another meeting in August to come.
How is your shortness of breath currently?
At the moment fine - it comes and goes.
Can you walk briskly without being short of breath?
Have you had any pulmonary function tests?
or CT scan of your lungs?
No I cannot walk briskly without being short of breath. I had my last pulmonary function test in January, I had a cold at the time and they said it was below what it should be but they would put it down to my cold. I had a CT scan of my lungs 3 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Sarcoid.
I personally think that you require another pulmonary function test and a high resolution CT scan or at least a PFT first.
What is an PFT
The reason why I say that is because I would like that a restrictive lung disease should be ruled out.
pulmonary function test.
PFT = pulmonary function test.
I have my next appointment with the chest clinic on 4th August
If this is down to the result of my sarcoid do you think a puffer would help?
If its due to sarcoidosis then puffer will most likely not help.
If there is some wheezing in the lungs then it may help.
But if there is no wheezing then puffers usually do not help.
I have been told that everytime I have a cold from now onwards I need to take antibiotics so I assume they know that my chest is not as strong as it used to be.
Yes, your lungs are not as strong as they used to be.
That's pretty certain.
Ok, thanks for your help I will wait to see the specialist in August.
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