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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi. I belive I've had hypersensitivity pneumonitis after developing symptoms after I had a foot operation while living in a moldy apartment (unbeknownst to me) in New York. I have since moved over 15 times, gotten rid of all my things and bought anew, yet I still have breathing issues in the place I live and almost constant chest pains (which started the day I moved into a house with fiberglass installation). Is there anything I can do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   32. I've been sick 4 yrs (I was a dancer). Woman
Doctor :   Do you have history of bronchial asthma?
User :   I've been tO two pulmonologists a cardiologist rheumatologist and dermatologist and had drags and ct scans that they say are clean
Doctor :   Ok
User :   No. I've been in athletics my whole life
Doctor :   Since when have you been having these breathing issues(duration of illness)?
User :   Oops not drags...xrays
User :   4 years
Doctor :   Do they occur every day?
User :   Other initial symptoms were sleeping all the time not eating, dehydration, extreme weight loss, bleeding gums, hair thinning, numular eczema splotches all over my torso
Doctor :   May I know if your breathing issues are seen every day or do they occur seasonally?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes. I always have chest pains and often have breathing problems (usually at home). There have been three days this entire time when I had no chest pains sand therefore absolutely no other symptoms (I was perfectly fine and energetic and healhty) but I don't know why - they weren't consecutive.
User :   Sry I'm using an iPhone I apologize ... Slow
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume tobacco?
User :   Never. I rarely drink. Never drugs.
Doctor :   May I know if there was any history of lung problems in your family?
Doctor :   *History of any lung problems?
User :   NoNe. My whole family is athletic
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know about your occupation?
User :   I've been test for lupus arthritis as well
User :   I was in a dance company before I had the surgery-got sick
Doctor :   and do you have the report of lupus antibodies?
User :   Now I have a desk job - legal word processor
User :   No. All tests clear except one of the dermatologist said I might have hyper-pnumo (because of the numular eczema
Doctor :   I am sorry for asking so many questions, since your symptoms have been a long standing one, I need few more details to analyze your symptoms in the best way I can.
User :   Please do :)
User :   I have tried everything
Doctor :   Are you on any current medications or treatment?
User :   No. I tried a lot of homeopathic things. I eat organic. Antiinflammatories just hurt more
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me brief you.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Long standing breathing issues can occur due to multiple reasons.
User :   Any that come on suddenly?
Doctor :   From your description, it is unlikely to be hypersensitivity pneumonitis(as xray/ct scans were study)
Doctor :   breathing difficulties following a limb surgery can occur due to embolism
User :   Like, literally the day I had my operation I've not been well since
User :   Oh? What's that?
Doctor :   Other possible causes that can cause similar symptoms are
Doctor :   bronchial asthma, medical conditions such as anaemia,
Doctor :   I need more time to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge
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