My problem is low oxygen saturation (72 to 86 without O2) since April. I had an episode of couldn't catch my breath. The Pulmonologist I see has given me all sorts of tests and chest x-rays and a blood gas, all of which have come back negative. No asthma
, No COPD, no blood clots anywhere. I need answers and maybe another pulmonologist as he's cancelled several times and still doesn't have an idea. I've been checked by a cardiologist as well and have no issues there. Oh, and it seems that since there was no answer, maybe it's my weight. Yes, I am obese, however, when my episode happened I wasn't at my heaviest. I had alaready lost 20 pounds and I was I was doing what I have always done for the past 20 some years, walking with a full backpack from the office to the garage to my car.
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Blood gases as far as I know. The other tests were for asthma with I think Methacolin and some kind of injection to see the valves in the lungs
is all I've been told
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He knows all my history as far as high blood pressure
, diabetes, depression, pernicious anemia. Even my primary knows whats going with the pulmonologyst