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Do you have wheezing, sneezing or any other symptoms when working on the farms?
no I don't really suffer from wheezing on the farm that I have noticed
Do you have your blood tests with you?
or sneezing, I have been living there for over 2 years now and this has only really been for the past 4/5 weeks and doesn't appear to be allgergic, no sneezing just shortness of breath and middle back pain. have had no luck with my gp as my blood results and xray were clear but symptoms have persisted
no my gp doesn't give patients the actual results
just said they were normal
aswell as the chest xray
Previous to these four to five weeks were you absolutely fine?
Do you have other diagnosed medical problems?
On any other medications for anything?
yes totally fine
I take topiramate for migrane control but have done for 8 months. apart from that I had bad pneumonia in 2008 and childhood asthma but nothing else
Have you had pulmonary function tests done?
Or lung function tests?
not sure what a pulmonary function test is, so probably not, and no haven't had a lung function test, my doctor seems to thing its nothing since my bloods/chest xray is clear
I think that you should be referred to a chest medicine specialist or a pulmonologist.
You require further investigations
I would do a pulmonary function test.
I would also want that you should have a HR CT of your chest as well
even though my chest xray was clear?
HRCT = High resolution CT scan.
Yes chest x ray may be clear at times and a HRCT is something that will clarify things.
You should request your GP to refer you to a chest medicine doctor.
my gp had said that if something was going on it would show up in my blood cultures, is this correct?
That is not entirely true.
Blood cultures only look for infections.
If you do not have an infection i.e. a bacterial infection blood culture would be negative.
ok thanks for your help I will go back and see my gp then
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